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Great Lakes Science Center

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Address: 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone Number: 216 694 2000
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Kids, take note: hundreds of hands-on experiments and cool activities...
Kids, take note: hundreds of hands-on experiments and cool activities - science has never been so much fun!
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Wish I had spent my afternoon doing something else

My husband and I visited recently on a Saturday afternoon. The first thing I disliked was how rude the staff was at the ticket counter. There are lockers available to rent but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Burlington, North Carolina
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Burlington, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I visited recently on a Saturday afternoon. The first thing I disliked was how rude the staff was at the ticket counter. There are lockers available to rent but they require $1 in quarters to operate. The individual in front of us asked for $1 in change and since we've never visited and didn't have quarters on... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Its not cheap, we paid extra to do the Myth Busters Exhibit and saw the Omnimax movie "Mysteries of the unseen world". It takes a long time to see everything and since we went on presidents day and didn't get there till afternoon we sorta rushed through everything. There was a lot of the hands on stuff for kids that... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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112 reviews 112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My husband and I saw Interstellar at the Omnimax. We didn't order tickets online, so I called on our way there (about 30-40 before the show started) and asked if tickets were still available. She said only about 15 were left and they expected to sell out! I asked if we could purchase our tickets over the phone and we... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a great stop for families and for folks without kiddos as well. The NASA exhibit was very interesting, they have some great artifacts and interactive exhibits in this section. We also enjoyed the second floor where there were too many interactive science experiments to play with. There certainly isn't anything wrong with having fun and learning something too!

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Toledo, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Enjoyable way to spend time as a family! Something to see & do for everyone. Omnimax theater a must.

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KCMO
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We took our grand daughter to the Great Lakes Science Center and found her totally immersed in all of the interactive displays. We had a great time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Great Lakes science center is great for the whole family good to get the kids out of the house to do something the theater is probably the best thing that they have there do both the science center and the theater and you'll save a little money also you can set up to do different crafts for the kids... More 

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East TN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

There is a lot to do here. It is not even close to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry in size or quality, but still a good destination for kids to spend an afternoon. My kids had a good time here. A strong word of caution though--we were "trapped" in the parking garage as we tried to leave around 3:30PM.... More 

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N New England
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14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Really creative stand-alone and highly interactive displays of most important physical principles involving momentum, optics, sounds, leverage, atmospherics, and, oh my, practically everything else in the solar system, if not the universe. The collaboration with NASA's Glenn Center provides many stunning historical displays of the history and future of space travel. All of this in a very expansive, light folled... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is our second visit there while visiting family in Cleveland. This time I took my 11-year old daughter and 9-year old niece. It was the afternoon Black Friday so I was expecting vacation day crowds but it wasn't bad at all! There were so many things to do that we stayed for 3+ hours until closing time. It's a... More 

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