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Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
216 694 2000
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Ranked #33 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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Westerville, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We're members at COSI (Columbus), so admission was free. However, the Great Lakes Science Center is not COSI. My boys (6 and 8) enjoyed the NASA exhibits. The multiple hands-on learning centers on the second floor were interesting, but it was very noisy. My boys struggled to focus on one exhibit at a time. A few of the science phenomena... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You must know that becoming a member of this facility allows you entrance to over 300 other science attractions around the country. They have something for everyone whether it's just you or a whole group. For special occassions such at the past weekend air show held right on Lake Erie you could get a ticket - which was sold out... More

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North Tonawanda, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First time visitors and were impressed. The prices are a bit high in my opinion, however our visit went well and we were pleased. Our kids - 10 & 12 - had a great time with all of the hands on activities. We got there early so it wasnt busy and we made our way through everything in about 2... More

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Westlake, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took my children for last hurrah before school started, went for the Lego Adventure..Amazing value and fun, the Actual Museum was wonderful lots of fun and interactive activities, and the Steamship William G. Mather was an added bonus.....my son had an amazing time....highly recommend.

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Aurora
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Great Lakes Science Center is not bad for kids - lots of interactive exhibits, some of which are looking quite long in the tooth. The exhibits don't seem to change much, but they're still interesting even the second, third, and fourth time around. The OMNIMAX theater is usually a good bet, but costs extra. Great location, covered parking, and... More

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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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PA
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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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9 reviews 9 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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