Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Avenue, Erieside Avenue on North Coast Harbor, Cleveland, OH 44114

call: 216.694.2000

Preferred Partner of: City Visitor

Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, makes science, technology, engineering, and math come alive for more than 300,000 visitors a year. Here you can experiment, create, and play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits. There are daily science demonstrations and traveling exhibitions that satisfy and delight the curious scientist in everyone. Tinker and build in the Cleveland Creates Zone, and see what life was like aboard a working Great Lakes freighter, the 618-foot Steamship William G. Mather. Younger guests will delight in the Polymer Funhouse. And enjoy an unforgettable cinematic experience in the Cleveland Clinic Dome Theater - the world’s first giant dome cinema laser system.

Visit Great Lakes Science Center's newest exhibit All Aboard! The Science of Trains (open through February 19).

Tip: The museum is located next to the Rock Hall and the East 9th Pier, which offers great photo opps of Lake Erie, the skyline, and the giant Cleveland sign.

Discounted parking available for guests in the attached 500-car garage.


Tuesday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm
, Sunday, noon to 5pm

Hours subject to change. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Easter and Cleveland Brown's regular season home game days. (Click here for the Browns schedule)

SUMMER OPERATING HOURS (May to Labor Day 2018):
Monday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, noon to 5pm

Steamship William G. Mather Hours: CLOSED UNTIL MAY 2018
Behind-the-Scenes Tours are available when the exhibit is open.

EXHIBIT HOURS May, September, October: Saturday, 11am to 5pm, Sunday, noon to 5pm
EXHIBIT HOURS June-August: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am to 5pm, Sunday, noon to 5pm

Closed Mondays (with the exception of Memorial Day 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Labor Day for the Air Show, and New Year's Day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and Cleveland Browns regular season home game days.
Last ticket sale at 4 p.m. last admission at 4:30 p.m.

Flexible pricing structure allows you to choose from among the following attractions: general exhibits (general admission to Great Lakes Science Center and the NASA Glenn Visitor Center) or Steamship William G. Mather. Please note that different admission rates apply for members and non-members. Please check Science Center website for additional information before visiting.

General Admission (includes NASA Glenn Visitor Center):

  • Adult   $15.00
  • Youth* (2-12)  $12.00
  • Adult Member FREE
  • Youth Member FREE
  • MAX Member FREE

Steamship Wm. G. Mather ONLY (seasonal May-October):

  • Adult   $9.00
  • Youth* (2-12) $6.00  (youth under 5 free)
  • Adult Member FREE
  • Youth Member FREE
  • MAX Member FREE

General admission and Steamship Wm. G. Mather:

  • Adult   $20.00
  • Youth* (2-12) $17.00
  • Adult Member FREE
  • Youth Member FREE
  • MAX Member FREE

(includes general admission, Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater and Steamship William G. Mather)

  • Adult   $23.00
  • Youth* (2-12) $21.00Adult Member $9.00
  • Youth Member $7.00
  • MAX Member FREE

*All youth 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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