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Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
216 694 2000
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Ranked #30 of 77 attractions in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Rochester, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We visited for the afternoon, and did not see an IMAX movie as our time was limited. There was an animal exhibit on the lower floor that was ok - the kids enjoyed feeding "condor chicks" and loved that there were a few live rescued animals to pet that particular day (including a skunk and snake). Our kids (6,6,8 and14)... More

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Barrie, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I went with my friend (we are both over 30 lol) and we had a blast. Lots of fun interactive stuff to do. All the exhibits were clean and functional. Plenty for kids/families to do. Very informative. Price was reasonable as well. Note : parking is a little hard to find. Park in the underground parking between the Science Centre... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The science center is a nice place where a lot of experiments are described in detail. My favorite sections were the ones dealing with the space explorations. These are just amazing and gives a lot of information about rocket science.. 😃 Very informative and I am sure children of all ages would find something interesting here.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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99 reviews 99 reviews
63 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Me and my wife visited here had a decent time messing with the interesting experiments that were very hands on and fun. The nasa exhibit was ok not to much hands on mostly informational interesting but not very fun.

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Loudonville, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This was a great place to take our children (8 and 10) during winter break. The entire place is filled with hands-on science. Each station had very good descriptions of what to do and explained why things worked. In comparison to COSI in Columbus I felt the GLSC had more active participation. COSI has more themed areas but GLSC kept... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

They have some really cool exhibits that come through but if you are a Cleveland native you know that the main part of the science center is rarely changed or updated. It is a fun day with little ones though.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We dropped into the Science Centre and watched their IMAX presentation of the unknown universe. Was good. Science centre reminded me of the one we have in Toronto. Very similar. Lots of hands-on things for the kids. They also had a presentation about the Centaur Rocket with some actual experts (retired) from NASA. Very interesting. Overall we enjoyed our visit.... More

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Recently went to Cleveland for the Titanic exhibit with my husband. What an excellent tribute to the tragedy. I went to the exhibit in 2002 and from what i remember they have improved it. My husband who just knows the basics was blown away with the artifacts and the recreations of the cabins and the crew quarters. This was a... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

the science part is great for children and I hate to pan the facility as it is very nice. But the Titanic exhibit was horrible. Poor lighting, techie noise, perambulating flooring. very tough for seniors to navigate and see. The combination of poor lighting, uneven flooring and sound made me very disoriented, and there were no places to sit and... More

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Akron, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My mother and I went to Cleveland specifically to see the Titanic exhibit and IMAX movie. While the exhibit itself was well done (but over-priced) the IMAX movie was a joke. We expected to see film from one of the more recent dives, such as the one from 2010, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the... More

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