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Great Lakes Science Center

Address: 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone Number: 216 694 2000
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Ranked #32 of 73 Attractions in Cleveland
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Kids, take note: hundreds of hands-on experiments and cool activities - science has never been so much fun!

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Mississauga, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Went with my 2 daughters, aged 9 and 11. They stayed for 6 hours! Lots to see and lots of hands on exhibits. My girls are very interested in science so they loved all of the different experiments. The IMAX movie was good too. The cafeteria offered the usual fare, burgers, hot dogs, pizza etc. Very interesting and I would... More

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Bay Village, Ohio
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We have gone several times to the center. There are many exhibits to view and learn. Some people just want to do the activities and enjoy these without understanding the science and I guess that is ok but to learn about what is happening is what is offered here. You can spend large amount of time and different displays seeking... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Centre and it's gift shop are geared for kids which surprised me. However I did enjoy the Glenn exhibit and the space craft. A true part of history

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Muncie, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I stumbled across this center by accident and were initially drawn in by the traveling Lego exhibit. The Lego models were amazing. There was plenty for adults to look at and for kids to play with. Upstairs, there were floors of fun ranging from space and astronauts to science experiments and technical gadgets. We were there on... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
19 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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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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