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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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Wonderful learning experience for us oldsters, as well as youngsters

Located next door to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this venue makes for a great way to spend some... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Jim M
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Chelsea, Michigan
A great family adventure

Went with kids and grandkids. Three generations having fun and learning. Awesome displays and... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Larry W
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Wallace
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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 October 18, 2018

Went with kids and grandkids. Three generations having fun and learning. Awesome displays and areas of participation for all ages. Can't say enough about the experience. Will go here again and again when in town visiting. There are many things to do and see in...More

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Jacquie C, Public Relations Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Nice! Thank you Larry for your visit and taking time to post a review. We are pleased as punch to hear you and your whole family had a blast. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed October 14, 2018

Let yourself go back to being a kid exploring how things work. Saw the very young and then again the very senior playing as kids. There was so much to put your hands on. I even made a paper rocket and watched it launch. Didn't...More

Thank Norman P
Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Awesome! Thank you Norman P for your visit and for posting a review. Happy to hear that you had fun and hope you will come back to visit us again soon.

Reviewed October 12, 2018

Went opening day of grossology ( innovative ) way to learn an out body. Lots of hands on. Extra fee for omni theater, not a must but nice addition. They really do give huge discount to veterans which was nice suprise. You can purchase lunch....More

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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you Cutejembird for your visit and for posting a review. Happy to hear that you had a great time. Please come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

What an awesome way to spend the day. This place is awesome. Tons of interactive displays. So much to learn. Great for all ages. Indoor parking keeps you out of the weather. You can purchase your tickets online to save time. We will return.

Thank msmjr53
Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Fantastic! We are happy to hear that you had an awesome day. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed September 29, 2018

Located next door to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this venue makes for a great way to spend some time learning about science, and space travel in particular. Ohio has a great association with space exploration - think John Glenn. The Science Center...More

Thank Jim M
Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you Jim for your recent visit to the Great Lakes Science Center and taking time to post a review. We are thrilled to hear you found your visit educational and fun!

Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

I feel like every time we go here it gets better. The demonstrations are fantastic and really engage the kids. We went this time while the Navy was visiting and they also did an incredible job of teaching the kids stuff without boring them. The...More

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Jacquie C, Public Relations Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Awesome! Thank you for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking time to post a review. We are thrilled to hear that it was fun for all and you enjoyed the Navy week visit as well. Hope to see you back at the...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018

We planned to visit when we were there but we were greeted by signs on the doors saying it was closed for cleaning! Really? I have never seen an attraction of this type close totally for cleaning on a Friday. So sorry to miss this.More

Thank tweedybird26
Jacquie C, Public Relations Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Hi tweedybird26 - So sorry you arrived during our yearly maintenance cleaning and repair period. Most museums that attract families and children do have a September close dates to allow for a complete cleaning and repair of exhibits. Some institutions close for two weeks or...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

I wanted to share the Great Lakes Science Center with my granddaughter, who is ten years old. She enjoys going to places with us in the summer, when she is off school, and we all had a good time. We saw some exhibits, though a...More

Thank Mag M
Jacquie C, Public Relations Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Fantastic! Thank you for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking time to post a review. We change movies on a regular basis so we hope your next visit you will have a better experience.

Reviewed September 16, 2018

We love this great museum so much we buy family memberships so we can take the grandkids throughout the year! Always something new to see, lots and lots of hands on science for all ages! Great science shows and demos. Our grandkids love seeing what...More

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Jacquie C, Public Relations Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Fantastic! Thank you for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking time to post a review. We are thrilled to hear that it was fun for all. We appreciate your membership and support.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

My kids enjoyed it when they were 5-8, but after that, the kids kind of age out of the displays. I think it's a bit pricey and parking is a pain.

Thank Dori D
Jacquie C, Public Relations Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking time to post a review. We believe in providing STEM fun for all ages and will share your feedback with our team.

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occams-razor
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Response from 899nyreec | Reviewed this property |
I also parked on the street but it’s very limited. You have to come early for those spots.
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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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Response from Cutejembird | Reviewed this property |
After buying food there! It's pricey, then seating is limited. When I go next time with grandkids, I'll pack lunch and be able to find adequet seating in that designated area. Save money to eat nice dinner on way home
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