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Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
216 694 2000
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Ranked #31 of 83 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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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for adults and children. Have fun learning something new! Plenty of interactive displays the children had fun with (as well as having fun with mom & dad!), OMNIMAX theater, special limited time displays (we were there for the Egyptian exhibit in March 2013). The NASA Glenn Visitor Center was also very informative.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This science center was similar to the science center where we live but happened to have a Lego Adventure attraction during the time we visited. There were many different famous builings built with Legos (Taj Mahal, Big Ben, etc) as well as famous paintings built in Legos! We saw the Omnimax show "Islands of Lemurs". We spent about 4 hours... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Just visited GLSC and we were really impressed. Went with 10 year olds and they had a blast. Despite some other reviews I found that almost all interactive exhibits were working. They had fun in the Lego section and could have spent hours in that section alone. The NASA section was fun and informative. The simulators were really fun even... More

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new york
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went recently with my family of 4. My kids are 11 and 12. They both had a very good time. Some exhibits weren't working so that is why I subtracted a star. The place is a little dated but still a lot of fun. The steamship outside was a great exhibit. My kids enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited with our 3 yr old grandaughter, who have a great time in the younger children's play area, the rest was a bit too old for her, though there was a lot of interactive experiences for older children. In the play area some things were not working and some of the equiptment looked worn and probably need a bit... More

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Mansfield, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I took my 8 year old grandson to see the traveling Lego Exhibit. Besides all the great areas of the science center we also enjoyed the Lego exhibit which was ALL hands-on. The entire science center is wonderful because it is a museum that you can touch, learn and explore everything! The view of Lake Erie was a bonus.

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Toronto, Canada
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54 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a lovely day at the science center. My kids loved it and didn't want to leave. Lots of interactive exhibits. The play area for little kids both outside and inside was really well done and so much fun!

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Conneaut, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We took our 11 year old Grand Daughter and she loved the Great Lakes Science Center. We watched the wonderful Imax show on the deep sea. Then we toured the Science Center. She loves this kind of Science where stuff is hands on. She played with smoke tornadoes, with wind machines, with fun mirrors and all kinds of mechanical effects.... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went because my daughter loves science. However she's 12. This science center is geared towards kids under the age of 9.

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Ithaca, New York, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We've been to many children's and science museums around the northeast. It's rare that all the hands-on experiments actually work, and, oh yeah, are interesting to learn from. The staff is friendly and fun, place is clean, and most importantly the kids had a great time. Only beef is that the tour of the ship outside is extra, but oh... More

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