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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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A Fun Morning for a 2-Year Old

We took a weekend trip to Cleveland with our 2-year old and knew this would be a definite stop. It has a lot of educational and fun hands-on exhibits. My son just loved the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
64 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We took a weekend trip to Cleveland with our 2-year old and knew this would be a definite stop. It has a lot of educational and fun hands-on exhibits. My son just loved the second-floor science area - you can make water tornadoes, play with mirrors and light, learn about pulleys, play music, and more. The little kids area (ages... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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46 attraction reviews
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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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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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39 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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