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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
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Fun few hours before flight

We had a few hours to kill before our flight so decided to check this place out. Kids had fun building and testing air rockets and parachutes. The exhibits are engaging and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Donald K
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took our grandchildren here for the day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the many interactive, hands-on exhibits for biology, physics and space. Ate a good lunch there and then spent most of the afternoon exploring. So much to see, learn and do. Convenient parking garage attached to the museum. Great views of the lakeside, marina and park areas. Next to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a few hours to kill before our flight so decided to check this place out. Kids had fun building and testing air rockets and parachutes. The exhibits are engaging and working. There were plenty of staff on hand to help with the exhibits if the kids didn't understand their purpose. There's lots of NASA stuff if you're into... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great time here. For me, I'm into NASA and space. I could easily spend more time in the NASA Glenn Visitor Centre all in the same building with the Great lakes Science Centre. If you want to see a real, used Apollo space capsule? They have it. After finishing the Glenn Centre we visited the rest of the... More 

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Hindman, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fun and entertaining place for children and adults. You can check out many of their attractions online but it is worth seeing for sure.

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Thank Fred T
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a wonderful museum but too expensive for what little my 6 yr old son engaged in! I wish movie would have been included in price as well

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North Manchester, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are staying in the downtown area - this is a great place to walk to and enjoy the lakefront and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (and there is an area outside to eat). There are discounts available if you purchase tickets for both of these on line - I don't believe you can get the discount... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently took our grandkids to the science ctr. they enjoyed it, especially the NASA exhibits and sports area. I liked it also, but I would not go unless with children. We have gone to the IMAX and the Mather, ore boat visit, previously but not on this visit, as it was hot, and we had other places to go. I... More 

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Elon, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interactive sports including balancing, timed racing, etc. Boys amazed how much arm strength it took for build up speed in a wheelchair for a wheelchair challenge. Many other interactivities throughout this attraction.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have a membership because the science center is a great rainy day activity. Spend a few hours or the whole day you can't go wrong. There are so many extras with the membership that it's totally worth it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

13 year old son was enthralled, husband and I loved it, too. Just about everything is interactive and exploratory. Family favorite was the 'makes spaces.' It was hard to get our son away from the build a rocket space.

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