THE NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES
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An affordable option with a natural setting, serene woodland landscapes and picturesque views, the Nature Center is the perfect location for your next memorable gathering.

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For events both big and small, the Nature Center offers indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate all types of events and party sizes. From formal business meetings to fun birthday parties, intimate memorial services to congratulatory graduation parties and beyond.

For events both big and small, the Nature Center offers indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate different types of events and party sizes -- from formal business meetings to fun birthday parties, intimate memorial services to congratulatory parties and beyond. We look forward to providing you an unique space for your next gathering.

HOW TO BOOK A SPACE

FIRST, BROWSE OUR OPTIONS TO DETERMINE WHICH IS BEST FOR YOUR EVENT

REVIEW ROOM RATES TO FIND AN OPTION THAT IS WITHIN YOUR BUDGET

FINALLY, SUBMIT ONLINE REQUEST TO BOOK

*Additional directions on how to book can be found on our availability page, or by clicking the calendar above.

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The Meeting Room

Guests will be greeted with a panoramic view from the Wildlife Balcony and exhibit area before entering the Meeting Room. This carpeted, wood-paneled room is spacious and can accommodate up to 100 guests. With its balcony and large windows overlooking the woodland forest and Stearns Trail, this is a great space for those who want to experience the views. Discounted rates are available for members and nonprofit organizations.

Guests will be greeted with a panoramic view from the Wildlife Balcony and exhibit area before entering the Meeting Room. This carpeted, wood-paneled room is spacious and can accommodate up to 100 guests. With its balcony and large windows overlooking the woodland forest and Stearns Trail, this is a great space for those who want to experience the views. Discounted rates are available for members and nonprofit organizations.

The Discovery Room

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What you'll love about this room:

FULL SERVICE KITCHEN

LCD PROJECTOR + SCREEN

MICROPHONE + PODIUM

GAS FIREPLACE

Wi-Fi
Rates Begin At:
$200
Per Hour
The Discovery Room

The Discovery Room is a designed for younger children and makes for a perfect space for your little one’s next birthday celebration! The room has an inviting atmosphere with preschool sized tables and chairs, carpeted activity area and woodland scenery painted along the walls. This room has a capacity of 24 children. Discounts are available for members and nonprofit organizations.

The Discovery Room is a designed for younger children and makes for a perfect space for your little one’s next birthday celebration! The room has an inviting atmosphere with preschool sized tables and chairs, carpeted activity area and woodland scenery painted along the walls. This room has a capacity of 24 children. Discounts are available for members and nonprofit organizations.

The Activity Room

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THE MEETING ROOM

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What you'll love about this space:

HAND WASHING STATION

ACCESS TO KITCHEN

IDEAL CRAFT SPACE

THEMED B'EARTHDAY PARTY ROOM
Rates Begin At:
$100
Per Hour
The Activity Room

The Activity Room is a large well-lit open room with simple décor and newly tiled floors. The oversized windows fill the room with natural light and offers spectacular views of the woodland forest and Stearns Trail. This room can accommodate up to 36 guests. Discounts are available for members and nonprofit organizations.

The Activity Room is a large well-lit open room with simple décor and newly tiled floors. The oversized windows fill the room with natural light and offers spectacular views of the woodland forest and Stearns Trail. This room can accommodate up to 36 guests. Discounts are available for members and nonprofit organizations.

THE FRIENDS PAVILION

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THE DISCOVERY ROOM

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You'll enjoy this room for its:

DIRECT ACCESS TO TRAILS

ACCESS TO FULL SERVICE KITCHEN

HAND WASHING STATION

AMPLE NATURAL LIGHT
Rates Begin At:
$100
Per Hour
The Friends Pavilion

The pavilion is an open-sided, outdoor covered area. Clear roll-down sides can be lowered during inclement weather. This space has electricity for evening events and is furnished with four wooden picnic tables with attached benches on both sides to accommodate 35 guests. There is no grilling permitted in this space but guests will have access to our indoor kitchen. This space is generally free and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for non-private gatherings. Discounts for private rentals are available for members and nonprofit organizations.

The pavilion is an open-sided, outdoor covered area. Clear roll-down sides can be lowered during inclement weather. This space has electricity for evening events and is furnished with four wooden picnic tables with attached benches on both sides to accommodate 35 guests. There is no grilling permitted in this space but guests will have access to our indoor kitchen. This space is generally free and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for non-private gatherings. Discounts for private rentals are available for members and nonprofit organizations.

THE MEETING ROOM

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THE ACTIVITY ROOM

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Things you’ll appreciate about this space:

DIRECT ACCESS TO NATURE

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE TO ALL PEOPLE'S TRAIL

ELECTRICAL OUTLETS AND LIGHTING

IDEAL FOR CASUAL OR FORMAL INTIMATE EVENTS
Rates Begin At:
$80
Per Hour
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Please click below to check availability. If your desired date is available, it will show as a clickable date on the calendar. Select and continue on to the rental inquiry form. Once submitted, a member of our staff will be in contact with you to discuss the rental agreement process.
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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

B'EARTHDAY PARTY RENTALS

Create a unique birthday party experience for your child to celebrate their special day! Choose a theme based on his or her interests and age group. Please inquire by clicking the button below.

NATURALIST LED PROGRAMS

We offer one hour Naturalist-led outdoor programs on local flora and fauna and birding basics. Please inquire for rates by emailing rentals@shakerlakes.org.

TOUR OUR CERTIFIED GREEN BUILDING

We offer a one hour tour highlighting our green building and the sustainable environmental designs incorporated in our 2003 expansion. Please inquire for rates by emailing rentals@shakerlakes.org
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