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 (excludes Labor Day Monday Sept. 6).
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.
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.
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.
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.