Great Lakes Science Center Cleveland

Great Lakes Science Center Cleveland opened its doors in July of 1996, but it was not until the summer of 2006 that its science camps began for school children. During the 1995-96 school years, it kicked everything off with an extensive outreach program, which led into the Museums summer program entitled Great Summer Science. The entire space allows for meeting rooms, an IMAX Theater, permanent science exhibits, non-permanent travel exhibits, several restaurants and a science store, where educational toys, games and puzzles can be discovered. Parking is available for approximately 500 cars.

The emphasis at the Great Lakes Science Center Cleveland is science, technology, and the environment of the Great Lakes region of the United States. It was constructed on Erieside Avenue near Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland. There are more than 400 hands-on exhibits and live demonstrations available to visitors of the Center. Those people involved with the Great Lakes Science Center Cleveland make every effort to present an understanding of scientific principle as it applies to technology and how the two can and do unite to work in the environment. Of course, the Great Lakes environment is emphasized. There are exhibits which involve the functioning of the human body.

The IMAX Theater has daily shows which feature the Great Lakes Science Center Cleveland and the surrounding area. The Theater is a 60 story, domed building. There are shows featured on the ancient wonders of Egypt, as well as the terrain of Mars. The Great Lakes Science Center Cleveland is a true place of learning through fun and enjoyment. The Center and Theater are open every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. There is a nominal entrance fee for the Center and another fee for the IMAX Theater. The science shop is great for Christmas shopping.