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Great Lakes Science Center Cleveland

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Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland
OH
44114
Tel: 216 694 2000

Where are we going today?

The Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation's leading science and technology centers, featuring the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibitions, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with discounted parking available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. The Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$23
  • Children$21
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

10am to 5pm every day but Christmas and Thanksgiving.

What people are saying?

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    I went with the family about 10 years ago when the first Titanic exhibit was there and we had a great time. Went again last week and most of the "main" exhibits were exactly the same! And beat up to boot. This is a terribly run operation, a shame given its great location. And with the explosion of IMAX screens running first run big movies (i.e. Transformers and Interstellar), why don't the clueless staff here start running something people will pay to see and get rid of the stupid, 40 minute nature films!

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    Large, multi-floored and themed across many interesting subjects of the sciences, the Great Lakes Science Center continues to interest me and my children after several repeat trips. As a result, we have a membership now, and plan to go even more often.

    Even when we think we have seen everything, there is usually a new traveling exhibit to entertain for an hour or so. My 3 and a half year old and I have been going since before his one year old brother was born, and will continue to do so.

    The only downside is how loud and crowded some of the...Read More

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    Camp problems abound. Problems, problems, problems. No ownership or power (on the part of the Director, yes...I said Director) to properly address and compensate for what is admittedly the Great Lakes Science Center's own faulty system - both technical and administrative. I am very surprised at the lack of responsibility I experienced. This is a Cleveland business that asks our community to trust them...with our kids, our $ investment for programming, and for services & information. What is going on over there? It is clear to me that my money is...Read More

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    Great place to take the kids on a rainy day!

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    Used to be great. Very poorly maintained science exhibits. Lots of stuff is broken.

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by John Brandon

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Large, multi-floored and themed across many interesting subjects of the sciences, the Great Lakes Science Center continues to interest me and my children after several repeat trips. As a result, we have a membership now, and plan to go even more often.

Even when we think we have seen everything, there is usually a new traveling exhibit to entertain for an hour or so. My 3 and a half year old and I have been going since before his one year old brother was born, and will continue to do so.

The only downside is how loud and crowded some of the atria and separate exhibits can get, if you are unlucky enough to share the museum with a large school group (which is often,) but we were all that age once too.

Convenient parking and access to the Shoreway nearby have not been diminished, even with the recent highrise development and renovation in the downtown area.

by Sharon Smutak

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Camp problems abound. Problems, problems, problems. No ownership or power (on the part of the Director, yes...I said Director) to properly address and compensate for what is admittedly the Great Lakes Science Center's own faulty system - both technical and administrative. I am very surprised at the lack of responsibility I experienced. This is a Cleveland business that asks our community to trust them...with our kids, our $ investment for programming, and for services & information. What is going on over there? It is clear to me that my money is all they really want. No good faith from them. I find their treatment very confusing, very mercenary and, consequently, very empty of good will towards a community resident and customer. Sorry to say...I will not be recommending the Great Lakes Science Center or it's affiliated programming - Summer Camps or otherwise - to anyone.

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