Great Lakes Science Center

Cleveland, OH

Where are we going?

Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave
OH 44114

216 694 2000

What is there to do?

The Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation's leading science and technology centers, and offers a TON of hands-on fun for those curious, experimental and inquisitive kids!

All of the exhibits feature something unique and different for the kids to learn, each aiding in their development too!

The Cleveland Creates Zone introduces kids to the design and engineering process through STEM. It's DIY with a twist!

Then you have the Biomedtech zone, allowing kids to enter the fascinating world of biomedical technology and engineering! Through interactive exhibits, videos and educational displays kids can learn all about stem cells, genomics and even prosthetics!

Or perhaps it's the Out Of The Ordinary exhibit that excites kids! Kids can uncover how a wind turbine works, and even what happens to Lake Erie during an algal bloom. 

For those little ones there is even an exhibit JUST for those under 7 years old, so they can enjoy age appropriate science experiments away from the bigger kids. 

The Great Lakes Science Center is also home to NASA Glenn Visitor Center where kids can have an awesome space experience complete with galleries, interactive exhibits, amazing NASA media and fascinating artifacts!

Don't miss a visit to the seasonally open Steamship William G. Mather. 

A fascinating and science-tastic experience in Cleveland where learning IS fun!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $16.95 admission, $10.95 DOME Theater, $21.95 Combo

Children: Ages 2-12: $13.95 admission, $8.95 DOME Theater, $18.95 Combo

Free Under: 2 years.


Need a little extra help?

They are very accessible and welcome everyone! There are free wheelchair rentals on a first come first serve basis, and elevators offering access to every floor.


When can we go?

10am - 5pm Mon - Sat (Closed Mondays Nov to April) / 12pm - 5pm Sun

Closed only closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Easter and Cleveland Browns regular season home game days


Any top tips?

Celebrate your child’s next birthday with Great Lakes Science Center! Kid-friendly activities plus hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore create the perfect atmosphere for any child’s party! Recommended for kids ages 4-12! There are special times so just call for more details or check online!

I’m Hungry!

The Cafe offers amazing views of North Coast Harbor and offers delicious meals and snacks including homemade pizza, sandwiches, homemade soups, burgers, hot dogs and fries!

Healthy Eating

They offer seasonal salads in the cafe! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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