Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114- Map It
(216) 694-2000

AAA Editor Notes

Great Lakes Science Center is at 601 Erieside Ave., between the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and FirstEnergy Stadium. Through hundreds of interactive exhibits, daily science demonstrations, traveling exhibits and educational programs, the center lets visitors explore aeronautics and space exploration, biomedical technology, renewable energy and the Great Lakes. The NASA Glenn Visitor Center, which focuses on space exploration and the resulting scientific discoveries, features more than 50 exhibits, including a moon rock and the Apollo command module from its 1973 Skylab 3 mission. The center also incorporates a six-story domed OMNIMAX theater. People can make parachutes, a race car and a rocket in the Cleveland Creates Zone maker space and kids under age 8 can play and learn in the Polymer Funhouse. The Steamship William G. Mather is on the grounds as well. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$15; $14 (ages 65+ and college students and military with ID); $12 (ages 2-12). OMNIMAX only $11; $10 (ages 65+ and students and military with ID); $9 (ages 2-12). Science center and OMNIMAX or Steamship William G. Mather $20; $19 (ages 65+ and students and military with ID); $17 (ages 2-12). Science center, OMNIMAX and Steamship William G. Mather $23; $22 (ages 65+ and students and military with ID); $21 (ages 2-12).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5 (also Mon. 10-5, May-Aug.), Sun. noon-5. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.