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)
Join us this afternoon to celebrate the awesome amphibians of Cleveland Metroparks and around the world! The whole family can enjoy live animal displays, a hike to a nearby vernal pool and amphibian-themed crafts.
Watch as migrating spring birds return or travel through to their summer breeding grounds during the 85th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks.
Spring is for the birds and bird feeding. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder for a fun-filled bird feeder workshop. We will discuss why different birds are made to eat different types of seed, then make a sunflower seed feeder to take home.
The American toad is an amphibian that often gets looked over because of their drab color and secretive ways. Join us as we take a close look at these amazing creatures and maybe debunk some myths.
Join us for an afternoon creating toads and frogs out of old egg cartons. This fun activity is free for all who want to help us reduce waste and repurpose throw-away items. Bring your own egg cartons if you want!
Meet Richard Louv, the author of Vitamin N and Last Child in the Woods. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike the wooded trails of North Chagrin Reservation.
Naturalist Selby Majewski will lead monthly flower lessons throughout the blooming season. We’ll keep a checklist as we build our knowledge. May is a complex bouquet with new flowers around every corner! Program will be indoors and outdoors.
Bring in two shots each for April, May, and June to show what’s photographically available and where. Keep it local, and keep it nature; plants, animals, scenic vistas.
A wide variety of beautiful native spring and summer wildflowers and other plants will be available for purchase. Native wildflowers are beautiful and are beneficial for pollinators such as butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees!
Come make 2 liter bottle planters with us! We will provide the plants, bottles and soil. You provide the fun and the action to make an earth friendly craft that repurposes throwaways.
Enjoy this rare opportunity to explore Sunset Pond in a giant canoe with a naturalist. Advance tickets available for 11:30 a.m., Noon and 12:30 p.m. Tickets for later canoe tours may be available at the event.
From beige to dark chocolate, we’re bringing brown out of the sad, drab background. So bring in five of your best naturally brown shots to show off those beautiful nuances.
Naturalist Selby Majewski will lead monthly flower lessons throughout the blooming season. Keep a checklist as we build our knowledge. In June, we transition from hidden forest flowers to the cheery displays of summer.
During 2018, Naturalist Foster Brown will take us on a year-long journey focusing on plants that have changed the course of history. Each Friday night program will feature two remarkable plants. This month’s program will highlight: Rubber and Tobacco.
Join naturalist Foster Brown on a tree ID and lore hike in and around the nature center. Summer is a perfect time to explore the world of trees and learn tips in distinguishing between families and species of Ohio native tree.
Not just round objects but also circles created by objects, and yes they are everywhere. Show us five of your best natural circles.
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...