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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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A Decent Science Museum

We went mainly to see the NASA John Glenn Visitor Center which was excellent (I will go anywhere to see stuff that has been in space). Having a scientific backyard I also really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Brampton, Canada
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Tonawanda, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

If you need something to do for a couple hours in Cleveland it's fun. The exhibits are kind of oddly placed all over so it's odd getting around and wanting to see everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I brought my daughter with my borfriend and I swear they both had just as much fun. It was really neat learning about everything they had and playing with a lot of the scientific items they had!

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is an awesome place for a day trip. There are attractions that will be appealing to both children and adults. The exhibits are geared for those probably over 7, but younger kids will not be disappointed. There are usually several IMAX movies to choose from. There is an indoor play area for kids. An attached parking garage is onsite... More 

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Rew, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My niece and I thought this place was fun and educational and entertaining for all ages. My niece's favorite was the Beyond Rubik 's Cube exhibit because there were lots of activities and lots to learn. We also saw the Omnimax show Mysteries of the Unseen World and learned that there are so many tiny things happening around us that... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We went mainly to see the NASA John Glenn Visitor Center which was excellent (I will go anywhere to see stuff that has been in space). Having a scientific backyard I also really enjoyed the advanced energy and the biomedtech exhibits. Upstairs is mainly hands on demos which are fun for all ages. So glad I brought the hand sanitizer... More 

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akron, ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

we took our 5 year old grandson and his father and uncle all very disappointed . For the cost for a family of 5 you would think of having an awesome experience , not so much. Check out the Chicago science and industry for some tips. outdated displays ,several exhibit not working . With all the hands on exhibits they... More 

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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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Additional Information about Great Lakes Science Center

Address: Address: 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone Number: 216 694 2000
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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