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)
Explore the forest at dusk. We’ll hunt for owls and bats as we learn about these fascinating and elusive predators.
Meet a live screech-owl and see some mounted birds, wings, skulls and other biofacts. Ask a naturalist all of your bird-related questions at our discovery table.
Our wetlands and meadows are erupting with color. Join Naturalist Selby Majewski to learn about special fall blooms and how to identify them.
Monarch butterflies are reveled around the world for their miraculous 2,000 mile journey each year. Drop in to learn more about this incredible small but mighty insect. We may even get to tag and release some.
Join us for an hour of exploration as we draw close to common butterflies and other amazing insects that are found around the nature center, nearby fields and gardens. Bring your own hand lens and curiosity.
In early autumn, chimney swifts gather by the thousands to prepare for their journey south. Watch as they funnel into their evening roost one by one.
Remnants of quarries are all around Euclid Creek Reservation. Come hear stories of this thriving Bluestone quarry industry that brought immigrants to South Euclid.
See some amazing insect mounts from Ohio and around the world, and ask a naturalist all your insect-related questions at our discovery table.
Call it traditional storytelling, spoken word performance or narrative theater: excellent storytelling artists bring entertaining and enlightening stories to you.
Join us to celebrate all the nature and life that wakes as the sun sets and the darkness crawls over the land.
Drop off your entry for the North Chagrin Nature Photography Contest and Show. One entry per person. $5 entry fee to be paid when dropping off.
Let’s take a slow and in-depth look at what’s happening around the marsh. We’ll see how many bees, butterflies, and asters we can find.
What does perspective mean to you? In photography, this means foreground images are largest and background images smallest to create depth. Got it? Now let's see your five.
Join us for a unique drop-off program, geared for students in grades 1st – 3rd, and 4th – 6th.
Join us for a unique drop-off program, once a month from September through May, geared for students in grades 1st – 3rd, and 4th – 6th.
Join us for an hour of exploration as we draw close to a unique turtle called a stinkpot.
Enjoy some light snacks during this reception as you get a preview of the photos that will be displayed during the month of October.
Join us as we decorate reusable shopping bags with fresh leaves and paint. Afterwards, we'll take a hike admiring the forest as it begins to show all the spectacular colors of autumn.
Photographic display of Native Northeast Ohio landscapes, animals, plants and fungi .
Today's topic will concern another phase of water: The Effects of Rain.
No, don’t go out in the rain, but show us what you can find after the rain. Hint: start with raindrops and puddles, but keep it natural.
Walk with Naturalist Foster Brown as we enjoy our eastern woodland trees before the cold weather strips them of their foliage. Come bring your questions about common trees as we continue to learn about our deciduous friends.
Tie up those hiking boots and join Naturalist Natalie Schroder for a day of wonder as we discover some of the top sights of autumn within Cleveland Metroparks.
There are many stories and superstitions that are associated with common herbs and “weeds” that we have growing around our homes. Join us as we separate fact from fiction and discuss the meaning of their scientific names.
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we discuss golf history of Cleveland Metroparks. The park system has quite a legacy of providing quality golf courses and experiences since the 1920s.
Escape into nature and search for birds at Sanctuary Marsh and the surrounding area. Binoculars are recommended, a few will be available to borrow.
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