We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Great Lakes Science Center

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone Number:
+1 216-694-2000
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
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!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 444 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 180
    Excellent
  • 158
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Excellent science center!!!

We attended an event here during a conference I attended it was excellent!!! it had a ton of interactive activities that I loved trying. Food was good and the service was above... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
JTTsports
,
now Orlando
Add Photo Write a Review

444 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 436: English reviews
Somerville
Level Contributor
117 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Great Lakes Science Center has worth while and interesting exhibits. I expected, though, that for a museum in a city the size of Cleveland there would be more to the museum. The Museum is worth a visit to see what it has. It is located in a great location. It is easily accessible by public transit. It's cafeteria has... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew B
Akron, Ohio
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and 4 year old really enjoyed the Great Lakes Science Center. Highlight was the kids' play area, which allows kids to climb, build, play, and learn. It was a great place to burn some energy in the winter. The outdoor play area looks like a lot of fun, as well. The theater, food, and gift shop were also nice.... More 

Helpful?
Thank kak250
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of fun with a mix of ages in children. Something for everyone. Also saw the IMAX show. Was fun but kinda scary for little ones.

Helpful?
Thank clerst
now Orlando
Level Contributor
168 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended an event here during a conference I attended it was excellent!!! it had a ton of interactive activities that I loved trying. Food was good and the service was above average. I would highly recommend a stop here if you are in town

Helpful?
Thank JTTsports
Arkansas
Level Contributor
154 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Definitely make time to explore the Science Center. You will need a few hours to get it all in. It is next door to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame so plan a full day at these two. We had a private event at the Science Center it was great! The staff was wonderful and made our event go... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kelly P
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Great fun and learned a lot. Beautiful location and a lovely area to walk and sight see. Cleveland is a very well kept secret!

Helpful?
Thank Suzanne O
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
121 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

our grandchildren have enjoyed many interactive exhibits at this beautiful facility located at Cleveland's inner harbor. also a few of the IMAX films. it also has beautiful views of the inner harbor especially in summer.

Helpful?
Thank SabaF
Buffalo, New York
Level Contributor
47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Great Lakes Science Center with a group of 11-12 year old boys who were traveling together for a hockey tournament. Much to the delight of the team parents, the boys were all fully engaged in their afternoon at the Science Center. There were so many hands on and interactive activities, interesting exhibits - and the views of... More 

Helpful?
Thank kmh_bflo
Level Contributor
112 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Went with my wife and it had some interesting things but nothing that would make me want to go again. Would be a great thing to take kids to do but for adults its a little boring after the first 20 minutes.

Helpful?
Thank Jonathan S
Chancellor, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The center is interesting for all ages, but if you have school age children they will have a blast!!

Helpful?
Thank wonderbreadcoin

Travelers who viewed Great Lakes Science Center also viewed

 

Been to Great Lakes Science Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Great Lakes Science Center and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
15 days ago
Hamilton, Ohio
4 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Great Lakes Science Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?