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Great Lakes Science Center

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Address: 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
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+1 216-694-2000
10:00 - 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 15 November 2016
Chancellor, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great fun and learned a lot. Beautiful location and a lovely area to walk and sight see. Cleveland is a very well kept secret!

Thank Suzanne O
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

our grandchildren have enjoyed many interactive exhibits at this beautiful facility located at Cleveland's inner harbor. also a few of the IMAX films. it also has beautiful views of the inner harbor especially in summer.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Great Lakes Science Center with a group of 11-12 year old boys who were traveling together for a hockey tournament. Much to the delight of the team parents, the boys were all fully engaged in their afternoon at the Science Center. There were so many hands on and interactive activities, interesting exhibits - and the views of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my wife and it had some interesting things but nothing that would make me want to go again. Would be a great thing to take kids to do but for adults its a little boring after the first 20 minutes.

Thank Jonathan S
Chancellor, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

Thank wonderbreadcoin
Cleveland, Ohio
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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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 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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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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