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Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland

#3 of 21 in Childrens Museums in Ohio
Movie Theater · Science Museum
Explore the depths of space and what life is like for astronauts in the NASA Glenn Visitor Center at Great Lakes Science Center. The NASA center is one of only 11 and includes exhibits on the past, present, and future of space exploration. The science center opened in 1996 and features hundreds of hands-on displays teaching about topics like light, optics, sound, magnetism, weather, and more. Catch a science demonstration performed by one of the center's staff, enjoy a larger-than-life lesson in the Omnimax theater, or climb aboard a 1925 restored Great Lakes freighter. See the wind turbine and solar panel arrays that provide power for the museum. Arrange your visit to Great Lakes Science Center and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cleveland using our Cleveland online trip itinerary builder.
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  • This is easily one of the most extensive science centers I have ever had the opportunity to visit. My boys (7 & 5) were extremely entertained and remained engaged the entire time. We did the "Tornado....  more »
  • Loved the Body Worlds exhibit. Very interesting. Also enjoyed all the interactive exhibits for kids. I’d highly recommend. My only complaint is that they don’t have large sizes in the gift shops. XL....  more »
  • Our family visited here during a recent trip to the area. This is a nice facility. The NASA Glenn displays were interesting and informative. The top floor had a wide variety of hands on science displays that are fun for all ages. There is a parking garage attached to the Center. I highly recommend visiting here.
  • The science center here is Cleveland is wonderful. Very interactive and offers lots for all ages. As an adult, I really enjoyed the information birds next to each exhibit. The kids loved every floor. I never heard the children complain about being bored. The staff was friendly and kept the museum tidy. If you’re coming from a city that has a science centre, make sure you have membership from there (like Toronto). You can use it with this centre and save a lot.

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