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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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10:00 am - 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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Interactive and Fun, But Likely Best With Kids Around 7 to 15

We've been coming to the Great Lakes Science Center with our children for over 15 years. It can be a lot of fun, but part of what makes the day is how immersed the children can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Chesterland, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Definitely OVER PRICED for barely anything to do, for any ages! Would NOT recommend this to any of my out of town visitors!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A GREAT place to take the kids. Very well maintained. LOTS of interesting exhibits (educational too, but don't tell the kids).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A lot of adds on that we weren't aware of - like the Mathers ship - it $8 extra to do the tour on that and we were disappointed in that. Pros/cons for ala carting everything - you can get in for $14 which is a pretty good price for a science museum; but, compared to Carnegie or a Wonderworks... More 

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Chesterland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We've been coming to the Great Lakes Science Center with our children for over 15 years. It can be a lot of fun, but part of what makes the day is how immersed the children can become. The GLSC has a wide variety of attractions. The building itself has all kinds of interesting features up to (literally) the garage roof... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Had a wonderful time. So many interesting attractions things to see & do. Even listened in on a Q&A session with a NASA scientist. Very hands on. Would be a great addition to any to do list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I had my 16 y/o, 15 y/o, and 8 y/o with me. We all had a blast. There were several demonstrations throughout the day, we only managed to see a couple. My teens loved the NASA Exhibit. Then we made it to the second floor, so many hands on activities. I feel like we missed a lot because we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited the Great Lakes Science Center while staying with a friend in the area. My children, ages 9 and 7, had a great time here. They loved exploring and playing around with some of the stuff. I like that the kids were able to interact with the exhibits. The Space area is great as well. We had a great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have mixed feelings. I agree the staff at the front is not very helpful and quite rude. Some of the exhibits are interesting and fun, while others are out dated. I think the price to get in is a little much but it wouldn't be a deal breaker. I think it's a good place to spend the day when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited with our 8 and 12 year old kids who both enjoyed this place. The first floor is comprised primarily of space and health related exhibits, while the second floor features more interactive activities. It was hard to pull the kids away from the second floor. We spent a total of 3 hours there including lunch, but my kids... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

While I think it is a great place for kids to "play," they don't have a clue about the science behind what their doing. The children just run amuck from exhibit to exhibit. Since the place is "hands on" there are no sanitizing stations for your hands. Glad I had my own. Th Omnimax theatre is worth the visit and... More 

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