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Educator Resource Center

Resources for Educators 
The Educator Resource Center is dedicated to providing educators of Northeast Ohio with the skills, materials and information to present science lessons in an interdisciplinary manner that is accurate, effective and engaging. Contact the Educator Resource Center at 216-231-2075 or email

Open Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 1-5pm
Wednesday: 1-6pm
Saturday: 9am-2pm
Sunday: Closed

Holiday Closures 

Christmas Eve through New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

Educator Workshops

Educator Workshops provide new ideas and classroom activities, build confidence and add excitement to your curriculum. Visit our Educator Workshops page to see upcoming professional development opportunities offered by the Educator Resource Center.

Materials for Loan

The Educator Resource Center has more than 4,000 educational items available for loan. These include dioramas, DVDs, thematic teaching kits, and additional materials such as microscopes and activity guides. Visit our Materials for Loan page to learn more.

Annual Membership Fees

School Membership: $175
New Individual Membership: $35
Individual Membership Renewal: $30

ERC Member Benefits

  • Login access to the ERC Online Library Database
  • Advanced reservations, 2-week borrowing period and additional 2-week renewal
  • Free general admission to the Museum
  • 10% off purchases at the Museum Store
  • Professional development workshop fee discount
  • STARLAB Portable Planetarium rental discount

ERC Gift Membership

From now through December 31, 2016, buy an ERC gift membership and get $5 off the Individual Membership rate. That means for just $30 you can give a full year of materials, teaching kits, books and more to a special teacher in your life! A membership to the Educator Resource Center is a great way to show appreciation and thanks for a job well done. Get started

A History of Supporting Teachers

This is the Educator Resource Center's 30th successful year in serving the teaching community of Northeast Ohio! The ERC received start-up funds from the The East Ohio Gas Company and The Standard oil Company, and opened in January, 1986.

Support the Educator Resource Center

Your donation will be used to enhance the operations of the ERC, such as updating loan kits for classroom use, providing workshops for teachers, creating new lesson plans and more.