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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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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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Good place for young kids

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Oberweiler
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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Richmond Heights, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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NE Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We came from Buffalo on a day trip. We were very disappointed. Most of the exhibits didn't work. For the price we paid for a family of four I would have thought we would have been able to do more. We were there for about an hour and the kids(age 4&5) were ready to go.I wish I would have known... More 

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Fenton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Interesting and fun place to visit. LOTS of hands on activities for all ages. If you have kids this is a nice place for them to experience hands on science. The entire second floor is filled stations for them to touch and try.

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited here and had a good time. It was fun to try all the hands on exhibits. It is hard to thoroughly enjoy it when there are too many kids there, though. They usually take over. It is definitely more child oriented, but worth a look. If you are a runner, there is a 5k race... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was our 2nd stop in our first day in Cleveland, and a great way to end the day. All exhibits were wonderful, fun, and educational for our 4 year old- she had a great time in the Polymer Play Room! Was very excited to visit the Mythbusters exhibit (diehard fan!) Was easily located within walking distance to our hotel... More 

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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135 reviews 135 reviews
64 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We brought the kids here about 4-5 years ago, and it was dreadful. Exhibits closed, not working, etc. Why we decided to give it another chance is beyond me, but we're glad we did. This place has completely turned itself around. There were so many hands on areas set up with employees interacting one on one with the children -... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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562 attraction reviews
1,287 helpful votes 1,287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Even though we have been here many times over the years, and the kids are now well into their teens, they still enjoy coming here and experimenting with the interactive exhibits. I think the magic of this place is that the interactive exhibits fascinate the young as they are introduced to the underlying physical wonders of everyday items as well... More 

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