Centered between Sunset Pond and Sanctuary Marsh, North Chagrin Nature Center is the educational hub of North Chagrin Reservation. The center features a variety of native live-animal exhibits, a children’s play area, multiple wildlife viewing areas, and a Nature Shop. North Chagrin Nature Center also specializes in naturalist-led programs. Contact the nature center at 440.473.3370 for more information.
North Chagrin Nature Center Group Program Guide (PDF)
Children can drop by the nature center today to make a nature-inspired ornament to keep or give as a gift.
Learn about Ohio’s mammal residents at our discovery table. A naturalist will be available to show a variety of mammal pelts, mounts, skulls, and a live bat.
Are you looking to add an owl nest box to your property? Now is your chance! In this workshop, we will do our best to attract Eastern Screech Owls by building them a cozy place to call home.
Holiday Potluck Dinner Party and Program. Bring along a dish to share.
Winter in Ohio can be a spectacular paradise with fresh snow highlighted by remarkable evergreen trees. Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we identify different kinds of evergreens and find memorable ways to distinguish between pines, spruce, and fir trees.
Children who are enjoying some days off from school will love this chance to come to North Chagrin Nature Center to weave their very own baskets. All supplies and instruction are included. Bring a lunch.
Are you getting a little stir crazy over the winter break? Visit North Chagrin Nature Center and make a “cork critter.” We will take old corks and fashion animals to your liking. This is a free program for all ages.
Naturalist Foster Brown will share the natural history of the barred owl. These gorgeous birds of prey have fascinating features which make them one of North Chagrin Reservation’s most asked about resident birds.
After seeing a live barred owl in hand with Live Animal Lessons (from 1 – 2 p.m.), we will then head out on the trail (from 2 - 3 p.m.) to see if we can spot a barred owl in its natural environment in A.B. Williams Memorial Woods.
During 2018, Naturalist Foster Brown will take us on a yearlong journey focusing on plants that have changed the course of history. Each Friday night program will feature two remarkable plants. Our first program will highlight: Coffee and Cocoa.
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike the wooded trails of North Chagrin.
Join photographer Karen Beck for a historic look at Juan Ponce de Leon and the discovery of Florida. We’ll learn about Florida’s first governor, the founding of St. Augustine, Big Cypress and the Everglades.
Professional photographer Stuart Pearl will share his experiences in the bogs, forests and rocky escarpments of this fascinating Nova Scotia landscape. He seeks interesting compositions in his photography that will engage and entertain the audience.
Whooooo do you hear calling in the night? Join us to discover the owls that call Northeast Ohio home. Enjoy an afternoon of live animal talks, owling hikes, and owl themed crafts and activities.
The whole family will learn about what’s going on in the park in January. We’ll visit the chickadees and learn about tracking animals in the snow.
Join us for a close look at an Eastern box turtle. There is much to observe about these land turtles. Their beautiful markings and behavior make them a favorite to study and add to your nature-wise knowledge base.
Join us for an afternoon converting glass bottle caps into cool magnets that celebrate your favorite critter seen at North Chagrin Reservation. This fun activity is free for all who want to help us reduce waste and repurpose a throw-away.
Dive into the heart of the Middle East with Naturalist Jen Brumfield. From bee-eaters to flamingos, from the coast of the Red Sea to militarized desert, she’ll share one of the world's greatest migration flyways.
Buckeye Shelter has everything for the perfect picnic or group...
Chestnut Shelter has everything for the perfect picnic or group...
Forest Picnic Area has everything for the perfect picnic. Fire up...