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Great Lakes Science Center

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Address: 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone Number: +1 216-694-2000
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chancellor, Alabama
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Chancellor, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a yearly admission to the science center and both myself, wife and grandsons love the place. Plenty of things for the boys to do, from baseball radar throwing to ball pit to outside water area. And they do all of this as a teaching tool, great idea. We have spent hours at the place and each time there... More 

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Lafayette, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My husband loves space and it was next door to the hall of fame so we went. The NASA exhibit was very interesting and worth the trip. It is a great place to bring kids a lot of hands on exhibits which we had fun with. Saw a movie in the dome it was wonderful.

Thank FChia24
Benicia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A science museum w/NASA space & geology exhibits right next door to Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame so it's convenient to see both these together if visiting Cleveland. Share same parking garage along waterfront. Restrooms inside museum, must pay to park. Think only food was IMAX theater popcorn if open, otherwise Rock N' Roll hall of fame next door... More 

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Dickinson, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great for people of all ages. Me and my 11-year-old daughter spent three hours there and it seem like we were there for 10 minutes. Could go back again and again.

Thank tlhurd
Warren, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited the Great Lakes Science Center with a group of Scouts ranging in age from 11 to 17. Some of the older Scouts were "too cool" for science, but they had a great time exploring the attached ore freighter. The younger crowd enjoyed both. We took in a science demo that was both entertaining and educational. In fact, all... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The center is more designed for kids to enjoy and learn from, but I had a good time there as a parent and even found myself participating with some of the interactive displays. Piloting lunar simulator was one of the favorites.

Thank 808HotelHopper
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Great Lakes Science Centre is a fine place for Families with children in the 8 to 14 year old range. There are many "hands-on" exhibits to demonstrate all sorts of Scientific phenomena. With us being two adults without children, our motivation for visiting was the Nasa exhibit. We were not disappointed by it. They have a fair number of... More 

Thank mtrodgers99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A serious must see if you're visiting or live here. They offer a fun hands on learning experience. They make science come alive. They have an awesome 180° surround theater, the omniMAX, where the movies will make you feel like you're immersed in the feature. They have outstanding special exhibits that change all the time, and out back is a... More 

Thank Mike Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We bought an annual pass because it was the best deal for our family. There are lots of hands on activities for children of all ages and for adults that grew up during the time when the US was actively sending astronauts into space. I would definitely recommend this attraction. It is beautifully located on Lake Erie and you can... More 

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