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Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114-1021
+1 216-694-2000
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Great place to visit with young children

Great place to take young children at least once. Hands on activities are great. I would not go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonathangram
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Not worth the money

It cost us $80 for three adults and one child, just to get in! My daughter had an okay time but got... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jfrid6
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Cortland, Ohio
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Kids, take note: hundreds of hands-on experiments and cool activities - science has never been so much fun!
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (56 reviews)
“nasa exhibit” (22 reviews)
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601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114-1021
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+1 216-694-2000
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"interactive exhibits"
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"great place for kids"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank hotelguest2650
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

This place is an entire day event. Get here early to get to everything. The kids were entertained the entire time. I personally geeked out at the NASA Glenn Visitors Area. The movies are wonderful and not too expensive. I would recommend a membership since...More

2  Thank Jeremy T
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Firstly this place is so overpriced for what it is! It’s a good museum but there’s not a great deal of exhibits and the boat tour is closed in the winter time so it’s definitely not worth $18! But what’s more, and this is my...More

1  Thank VikkiBee
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Sarah C
20 March 2018|
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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
20 March 2018|
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Response from Umpiredms1 | Reviewed this property |
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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29 December 2017|
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Response from twotoddlersohmy | Reviewed this property |
We went on a day there was a huge event and marathon. Parking was near impossible to find.
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