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Great Lakes Science Center

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Address: 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114-1021
Phone Number: 216 694 2000
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

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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Interactive fun for all

The center is more designed for kids to enjoy and learn from, but I had a good time there as a parent and even found myself participating with some of the interactive displays... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Dickinson, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great for people of all ages. Me and my 11-year-old daughter spent three hours there and it seem like we were there for 10 minutes. Could go back again and again.

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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Great Lakes Science Center with a group of Scouts ranging in age from 11 to 17. Some of the older Scouts were "too cool" for science, but they had a great time exploring the attached ore freighter. The younger crowd enjoyed both. We took in a science demo that was both entertaining and educational. In fact, all... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The center is more designed for kids to enjoy and learn from, but I had a good time there as a parent and even found myself participating with some of the interactive displays. Piloting lunar simulator was one of the favorites.

Thank 808HotelHopper
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Lakes Science Centre is a fine place for Families with children in the 8 to 14 year old range. There are many "hands-on" exhibits to demonstrate all sorts of Scientific phenomena. With us being two adults without children, our motivation for visiting was the Nasa exhibit. We were not disappointed by it. They have a fair number of... More 

Thank mtrodgers99
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A serious must see if you're visiting or live here. They offer a fun hands on learning experience. They make science come alive. They have an awesome 180° surround theater, the omniMAX, where the movies will make you feel like you're immersed in the feature. They have outstanding special exhibits that change all the time, and out back is a... More 

Thank Mike Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought an annual pass because it was the best deal for our family. There are lots of hands on activities for children of all ages and for adults that grew up during the time when the US was actively sending astronauts into space. I would definitely recommend this attraction. It is beautifully located on Lake Erie and you can... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in late September with an 8 year old boy and 12 year old girl. They both really enjoyed the hands on exhibits. Favorites included the music area and the aeronautics exhibits. My husband and I really enjoyed seeing the Apollo command module. There was an outside exhibit area, a gift shop, and a decent restaurant where we are... More 

Thank TrpReviwr
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the exhibits were a bit worn or even non-functional. (I visited this venue years ago and time has taken a toll on the exhibits). I was puzzled on why the NASA Spaceflight exhibit made no mention of the father of rocket science: Wernher von Braun. We did catch one of featured films at the Omnimax theater which was... More 

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Broomall, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time My husband and I have been to a museum together, it's not usually our thing, and this was a total blast! We had a great time, and our 8 month old was entertained too.

Thank Monica D
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We went here during the weekend of the air show and the whole family had a wonderful time. We only saw about half he museum, so we will most definitely be back again soon.

Thank Scott S

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