Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland

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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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  • Nice way to spend a winter day in Ohio. The displays are missing some parts and could use updating. The hands on was fun for the kids. All In all a nice experience.  more »
  • Watching my grandson show his grandmother all the great stuff he has learned from past visits made this visit extra special! The amount of educational information he retains from our visits here...  more »
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  • 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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