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Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114-1021
+1 216-694-2000
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Great interactive science center

Went to the science center because it was next door the Rock and Roll HOF. Great science center... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bob1803
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Edwardsville, Illinois
nice please

went there since friend was at rock and roll and not my scene. Was nice place to spend time and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wizlucy
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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.
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“nasa exhibit” (22 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago

Went to the science center because it was next door the Rock and Roll HOF. Great science center with A LOT of hands on displays to learn about all kinds of science. And they have a fantastic space display including an Apollo capsule and a...More

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

Thank you for your visit to the Great Lakes Science Center. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. An extra appreciation for encouraging support by a visit to the gift shop. Hope you can come back soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went there since friend was at rock and roll and not my scene. Was nice place to spend time and chill. Really enjoyed the waterfront

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about the Great Lakes Science Center. We hope you come back and visit soon.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to take young children at least once. Hands on activities are great. I would not go there more than once per year because of lack of activities. You can easily get through it in 4 hours.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

It cost us $80 for three adults and one child, just to get in! My daughter had an okay time but got bored really fast. We won’t be back. Maybe for half the price and if there was more to do.

1  Thank jfrid6
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I have a 11 and 13 year old and they loved our visit to this science center. We especially loved the NASA exhibit and the dome movie. The museum is filled with hands on activities that kept my children busy. The only part that we...More

1  Thank Danielle M
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We took a day trip to Cleveland. We decided to check out the science museum. There are a lot of great hands on activities. The NASA display was great. The science show was a lot of fun. The staff is helpful & knowledgeable. Kids of...More

1  Thank ManateeCathy
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We went on a day with messy weather and appreciated the indoor parking. The place was very large with much to do. Our four year-old grandson loved the LEGOS building and the ball pit. Our two year-old granddaughter preferred the other play areas. Both enjoyed...More

1  Thank Fallser
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This was so much nicer than we expected. So much to do. We liked it better than Cosi. Parking was really convenient. Kids had a ball. I liked the open layout instead of a bunch of different rooms, like COSI. Looking forward to returning when...More

1  Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Our kids range from 9 years to 21 months, and they all found a lot to do and see. Even us big kids had fun . Can't wait to go back in the summer

1  Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We decided to use our Imagination Station membership to visit a few other Ohio science centers. The Great Lakes Science Center was a fun stop. It did not have as many exhibits as COSI in Columbus, or Imagination Station in Toledo, but there were some...More

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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
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They have a Polymer area for children. My grandson wanted to climb and play in the ball pit. They also have an outside play area. There was something for all children.
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We went on a day there was a huge event and marathon. Parking was near impossible to find.
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