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Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114-1021
+1 216-694-2000
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Fun Day!

I went to the Science Center with my teenage boys recently...this place is fun for all ages... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
klyneage
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Brecksville, Ohio
Kids Favorite!

My kids love going to the science center every time we are in Cleveland. It’s a short walk from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle M
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Mahopac, 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, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, and more. We're home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, where you’ll find an awesome space experience with galleries, interactive exhibits, fascinating artifacts and amazing NASA media. Visit The Cafe, located on the lower level of Great Lakes Science Center. See spectacular views of North Coast Harbor as you enjoy delicious meals and nutritious snacks, including oven-baked homemade pizza, hand-crafted sandwiches, homemade soups and seasonal salads. Burgers, chicken tenders, hot dogs and fries are always available as well! Don’t forget to stop at the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater concession stand located on the main level for fresh popped popcorn, theater candy and assorted beverages.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114-1021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Science Center with my teenage boys recently...this place is fun for all ages! Everything is interactive and safe. Lots to explore here! Two thumbs up!

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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Fantastic! Thank you for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking time to post a review. We love the double thumbs up and super stoked to hear that your teenage boys had fun.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids love going to the science center every time we are in Cleveland. It’s a short walk from most hotels and can definitely be added on to a visit to the R + R Hall of Fame. My kids love how interactive this museum...More

Thank Michelle M
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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Michelle for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking time to post a review. We are thrilled to hear that your kids love all the hands-on exhibits and fun. Please do come back and visit us soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its a great place to visit we took our daughter there after we went to the rock and roll hall of fame next door, heaps to do and you can learn alot more than you can imagine they have events there for kids and even...More

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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fantastic! Thank you Steven for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and taking time to post a review. We are over the moon happy to hear that your daughter and her adults had a great time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interactive science center. Children, teens, adults and grandparents can all benefit by the visit. Starting on the second floor with the polymer room, an interactive exhibit of plastic balls that children can dump, shoot (they have a fixed air cannon aiming...More

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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking time to post a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We will share your feedback with the staff and volunteers as well. Please do come back and visit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting exhibits on space as well as the duct tape exhibit. My boys really enjoyed themselves. We went with only an hour and a half before it closed. We wish we were able to have spent more time here.

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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking the time to post a review. Please do come back for a longer visit. There is always more to explore!

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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Brought my 12 and 7 year old boys here for the day. Having been to many science centers in various states I would say that this will be a one and done for us. Second floor interactive exhibits were the highlight for my boys. They...More

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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking the time to post review. We are pleased that your visit was fun and enjoyable. We change exhibits on the bottom floor often as well as our movie selections so we do hope...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

If two Grandgirls, ages 10 and 6+, are any barometer of enjoyment, our Science Center continues to surprise and delight! New visually stimulating exhibits are so appealing, the IMAX movies this summer (HIGHLY recommend WATERMELON MAGIC - 20-25 minutes, all ages but esp. for younger...More

Thank PatT20
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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to hear that your visit was fun and enjoyable. We are thrilled that your granddaughters had a great time and were able to explore...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

I took a group of four 13 year old girls to the Science Center. They had a great time. They enjoyed the sticky science exhibit and spent quite a bit of time in there. We enjoyed lunch in their eatery and was reasonable. We also...More

Thank way2diane
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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking the time to post a review. We are happy to hear that your visit was fun and enjoyable. We appreciate your feedback and we are pleased as punch that the girls had a...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Second time here and we really enjoyed it. The first time we we're expecting our little guy but enjoyed watching our friends kids play and learn. This time our done was 2 and he loved every moment, especially the space area, outdoor area, ball pit,...More

Thank Shawn S
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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking the time to provide a review. We are happy to hear that your return visit was fun and enjoyable. We strive to make the experience fun for all ages. We hope you will...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

We truly enjoyed watching the children that were there interact with all of the activities that were there for them to learn from.

Thank Daniel K
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Jacquie C, Manager at Great Lakes Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Great Lakes Science Center and for taking the time to provide feedback. We are happy to hear that your visit was fun and enjoyable. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon. Stay curious!

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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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Sarah C
March 20, 2018|
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Response from Fabio C | Reviewed this property |
You are not allowed to eat in the exhibition areas but there is a Cafe with pizzas, snacks and sandwiches there. My kids had eaten their own cookies there and we didn't receive any complains but we bought a pizza. I hope you... More
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Sarah C
March 20, 2018|
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Response from Janice M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this. There is a children's section to the science center so while the whole museum may be a bit much for a toddler there would be some age appropriate activities. I know preschools take field trips here... More
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