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Great Lakes Science Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great for students!

Lots of hands on exhibits on the second floor. The museum was busy with school groups so it was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
torpdo
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Des Moines, Iowa
Hours of fun for preteens and teens

Visited with my 2 kids on a weekday when they were on school break, but Ohio kids weren’t, so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SueMu36
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Brockport, New York
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Great Lakes Science Center makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive for more than 300,000 visitors a year through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, exhibitions, the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, Steamship William G. Mather...more
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601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114-1021
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had our two granddaughters with us 4 and 8 and we could not get them to leave. The varroom room was the highlight of the day.They enjoyed many of the displays and projects and shows. We spent almost two hours with the cars. Adults...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our 8, 4 and 2 year old. There was a lot to do. We spent 4.5 hours there and could have stayed longer. My only complaint is that the food is ridiculously over priced.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Megan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of hands on exhibits on the second floor. The museum was busy with school groups so it was a little difficult to try all. Interesting things to do such as reaction time, speed of pitch, magnetic train display, etc. The first floor is currently...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable science center with many attractions and an IMAX theater. Kept the kids busy for hours! Highly recommended!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my 2 kids on a weekday when they were on school break, but Ohio kids weren’t, so wasn’t busy at all. We love science and really enjoyed our visit. Lots of hands on exhibits especially on second floor, loved the shadow room and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've heard that this was a good place to bring kids. I finally went with my family today, and we were all left disappointed. There is a lot of stuff here, but it's just jumbled together, tired and weathered, some things out of repair, some...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your candid feedback regarding your visit. We are disappointed that it did not meet your expectations Please be assured that your feedback will be shared with our team, including our exhibits, floor and cleaning staff. Constructive feedback helps us make improvements for...More

Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

Attended here for free since we are members at another science museum. Great Lakes is a part of the ASTC Travel Passport Program which offers discounts for members of other science museum to visit museums nationwide. Smaller for sure compared to other science museum I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and for posting a review. We're thrilled to hear that your daughter enjoyed some of our most popular exhibits. We will be debuting new activities in the Spring and Fall of 2019 so we hope you will return.

Reviewed January 15, 2019

This place is great for everyone, kids of all ages! If you need something to do on a rainy day especially. So many things to do with most being interactive to really get the point across. Many thing to read but not boring because of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Fantastic! Thank you for your visit and for posting a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience and hope you will come back soon!

Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Kids run around and have so much fun here with the interactive activities! Their is a large selection of food and drinks at the cafe. The theatre (dome) is huge and super fun to watch programs in. I think older people would enjoy it here...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jacquie C, General Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

Thank you Sara_da_sass for the visit and your outstanding review. We are so happy that the whole family had a fun time both in the museum and in the DOME theater. Please do come back and visit us again.

Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

It’s worth it visit with school age kids. So much to learn for everyone. My kids are asking so many questions.. when they see exbits. I suggest for each kid accompanied adult is best, so we can answer their enthusiasm questions. It’s ok for adults...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Thank you for your visit and excellent review. We are happy to hear it encouraged questions and enthusiasm. We live by our motto to "Stay Curious." Please do come back and visit us again soon.

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Traci C
March 14, 2019|
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Response from SueMu36 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets when you get there.
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November 12, 2018|
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Response from mamallama1124 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage attached, which costs between $ 8 and $11 . There is occasionally some street parking, but not real close.
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mrsmyrn
June 17, 2018|
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Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafeteria inside the Science Center but plenty of restaurants on 9th St.
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