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“Good Learning Experience for School Age kids”

Great Lakes Science Center
Ranked #20 of 186 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Kids, take note: hundreds of hands-on experiments and cool activities - science has never been so much fun!
Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good Learning Experience for School Age kids”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

I think this is a great place to take school age children. You could spend all day here. I took my younger kids on Tuesday (kids are free). We spent 3-4 hours on the top floor and it was just enough. I wouldn't pay full price for them until they are older. The space exhibit is a little over their head right now.

Visited May 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Something for everyone.”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

There is something for everyone at the Great Lakes Science Center. The Omni Theater is awesome. The views of the Lake are thrilling and the learning experience is never ending. A+

Visited September 2012
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Chagrin Falls ,Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fun day”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We took my 8 year old grandson for his birthday and he had a great time. The staff was kind an helpful. The place was clean. The exibites are spaced far enough apart that you can move around. Nice display from NASA Glenn.

Visited August 2012
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ohio
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“whole family enjoyed”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

wife and i plus kids of 8, 4, and 1 all enjoyed this place. while price tage for parking and entrance seem a bit steep, pretty good selection of stuff to do, and mostly helpful, ethusiastic staff. a few hands on exhibits were broken, but overall good visit.

Visited September 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Great option for families”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

The IMAX movies are great - and the variety is nice - definitely make sure you do one of them when you come here. The interactive exhibits are good - some of them better than others. Depending on child's age & interests they will find more or less to do - there is a dedicated area for kids under 7 which is enjoyable for them; in the larger museum, keep in mind there are kids who just like to run through pushing buttons and doing what is doable without reading or understanding what it's about, and there are descriptions and explanations for the kids who like to read them (I saw kids doing both of these).
Some of the museum highlights medical and technology from the area, which is nice, as is the NASA section. Both of these are geared slightly more for adults, but as long as you don't linger too long with kids, they enjoy the walk through and can find things to do in these sections.
The special exhibit at the moment is about frogs, which was interesting and different.
The food is basic but meets the need. It would be nice if there were more creative eating options.

Visited August 2012
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