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Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
216 694 2000
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Ranked #30 of 81 attractions in Cleveland
Type: Science Museums
Description: Kids, take note: hundreds of hands-on experiments and cool activities - science has never been so much fun!
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Salem, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We homeschool (kids are 5, 7 & 9) so I brought the kids here one day during the week this winter. We were feeling a bit cooped up from the "polar vortex" and were looking for a fun and educational field trip. We had a great day together and it was nice that it wasn't busy at all. There was... More

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were disappointed in this museum. We did arrive in the afternoon, but there was trash everywhere, fingerprints and smears on every glass surface, even the IMAX theater was trashed. No one sweeps up the popcorn or retrieves the waste left on the seats and floors. A lack of maturity was omnipresent. No one seemed to care when we informed... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Took my 7 and 4 year old and they had a great time. They loved being able to touch all the different science activities. They could have spent all day in the ball pit. I do wish that they would rotate the stations. Bring in some new exhibits to keep it interesting.

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White Lake, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went with family and grandkids, 7 and 10 years of age. They enjoyed the hands on part of the exhibits. The NASA was informative, but they really enjoyed the science things. The 10 year old enjoyed the pitching with the radar gun. They also played in the LEGO exhibition for a good time. Probably need only 2 hours or... More

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My son was scheduled to participate in a Summer Camp 2014. The camp info was incorrect, the camp details were not available, the registration process was completely flawed, there were computer problems from beginning to end. I couldn't contact the camp coordinator because she was never available - which lead the staff to answer questions they did not know the... More

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We came to Cleveland wanting to visit this museum and couldn't have been more pleased. Situated right between the Cleveland Browns stadium and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum, the Science Center has wonderful views and although small plenty for kids to do while visiting. Our 11 yr old daughter and her friend commented more than once how... More

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Stamford, CT
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fiends told us this was great, but it was pretty dumb for two adults. We spent less than a hour there... Cost too much for such a short visit.

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Findlay, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

My 11 year old loves science so we bought a membership on our first visit. It is well worth it. With the reciprocal museum list in hand, we have been able to visit 3 other museums free. Very educational.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We came, expecting it to be similar to COSI in Columbus. It's not. There's not much to keep kids' attention, and it's not very interactive. To be honest, if we'd not gotten in free due to the reciprocal agreement with other science museum's memberships, I'd have been pretty ticked at having paid to get in. We were finished, and feeling... More

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South Lyon, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

This science center is really wonderful. Excellent exhibits with hands-on experiences for all ages. Large area dedicated to space exploration was well done. The kids easily spent hours on the second floor manipulating the hands-on exhibits. The gift shop had plenty to make the science geek grin, and we quickly spent a ton of money in there. Admission to the... More

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