Passenger & Vehicle Service to Put-in-Bay & Middle Bass Island, Ohio

Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center

255 Meechen Road, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

Get Directions / 419-285-3037 / view website

The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is dedicated to promoting conservation and education of the flora, fauna, and lands of the Lake Erie Islands ecosystem. Open Daily, except Mondays.

Put-in-Bay Live Turtle Display

New live turtle exhibit, includes a beautiful indoor pond with a soothing waterfall built by the renowned Greg Wittstock the Pond Guy, Ed Beaulieu the Pond Professor, Coyote Peterson and Team Aquascapes.

Relax in front of the large wildlife viewing window and use the sign of common birds of the islands to identify the birds visiting feeders and native plants. Check out the new location of the live observation beehive, now housed in a large faux tree. The new geology display is the most comprehensive look at the natural history of the islands in the region and features many fossil, geode, and rock samples, including a stalagmite on loan from Heineman’s Winery. The building addition and new displays have been a huge project developed over many years and it would not be possible without the immense support of the community.

Part of the Put-in-Bay Fun Pack, this museum contains a wide variety of animals from all over the world.
Get Wild on Tuesdays all Summer long with hands on programs that are free from 1 pm-3 pm.
Wild Tuesdays 2022


Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center

The mural by Janet Stearns has really brought the large mammal display to life in the most amazing way.

Check out the Put-in-Bay Township Park District Trail Challenge.

South Bass Island Parks and Preserves

Miller Boat Line

Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center

50¢ Off Adult or Senior Admission

2022 Season Only : MBL22


Put-in-Bay Family Fun Packs

Put-in-Bay Family Fun Pack

Purchase this Package at the Miller Ferry Catawba Dock ticket booth or at the Depot, downtown Put-in-Bay if you are already on the island.

  • Round Trip tickets aboard Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay
  • Downtown Bus
  • Narrated Island Tour Train
  • Perry’s Cave
  • The Butterfly House at Put-in-Bay
  • War of 18 Holes Miniature Golf
  • Antique Car Museum
  • Heineman’s Winery Tour
  • Crystal Cave
  • Lake Erie Island’s Nature & Wildlife Center

Adult (12 years & up) $62
Child (6-11 years) $33

Family Fun Packs available Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Monday.
Allow 5-6 hours to enjoy this package. Fun Packs are sold until 1pm daily.
The last tour train runs at 5:15 pm.
Call 419-285-4855 for further details.
See our Attractions Page and Kid’s Page for more Family fun.

Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center

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