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“A very unique attraction...”

Great Lakes Science Center
Ranked #21 of 192 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!
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Especially for kids with all kinds of hands on things for them to try. We went to see a special exhibit about the Titanic. First, get tickets to see a 45 minute documentary in the I Max theater. It shows the history of how the ship was built and the various people involved, also the search for the ship wreck. Then you need separate tickets to see the exhibition, which is very well done, it takes about 1 1/2 hours. When you enter you are given a boarding pass just like the passengers received and with a name on it. At the end you check a list to see if you survived. There are many actual relics from the bottom of the Atlantic plus reproductions of actual rooms on the ship....really neat and well worth the visit.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We went to the Science Center with 4 kids that all had a blast. The day we were there they had an astronaut give an hour presentation on his mission to the Space Station and that was worth the price of admission alone. The kids all enjoyed the third floor hands on stations.

1  Thank KBlat
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Excellent exhibits, all Interactive. Brilliant kids section. Also at the moment a really interesting NASA exhibit. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

I went here when they had the Titanic exhibit as well as the Body Worlds. If you come plan to spend a good chunk of your day here as there is tons to see and do!

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

The Great Lakes Science Center can be fun for the kids but can also be expensive. The admission cost is high to begin with, then they charge you extra for the Titanic exhibition, the imax film and the steamship tour. My admission was free with the ATSC science museum membership but I still paid $38 for 3 people to see the Titanic exhibition. I probably got off easy as the guy in front of me paid well over $100 for his visit. The Titanic exhibition was interesting but very sad as it recounted the tragic sinking over 100 years ago. The don't allow pictures however. There are basically two levels of exhibits the kids will enjoy. The NASA Glenn visitor center is space related and has a mars rock and a space capsule. The upper level is basically a large room with dozens of individual exhibits which are meant to demonstrate some principle of science. The views from the museum are amazing. A cafe is available all day. A number of parking options are nearby. If you can manage a visit without it costing a fortune then it will be fund for the kids for an afternoon.

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