Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue, Erieside Avenue on North Coast Harbor, Cleveland, OH 44114
Science, technology, engineering and math come alive for more than 300,000 annual visitors at Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater. The Science Center encourages guests to stay curious with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, daily science demonstrations, temporary special exhibitions and activities that let you experiment, play and create. Tinker and build in the Cleveland Creates Zone, see what life was like aboard a working Great Lakes freighter by touring the Steamship William G. Mather or introduce a younger scientist in the making to the Polymer Funhouse. Purchase your tickets in advance online and save! Visit GreatScience.com for more information.
Tip: The museum is located next to the Rock Hall and the East 9th Pier, which offers great photo ops of Lake Erie, the skyline, and the giant Cleveland sign.
Discounted parking available for guests in the attached 500-car garage.
SUMMER OPERATING HOURS (May to Labor Day 2018):
Monday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, noon to 5pm
WINTER OPERATING HOURS (September 4th - April):
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)
Steamship William G. Mather* Hours: Open May to October
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. and Labor Day for the Air Show) and Cleveland Browns regular season home game days. Last ticket sale at 4 p.m. last admission at 4:30 p.m. *All youth 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Flexible pricing structure allows visitors to choose from among the following attractions: general exhibits (general admission to Great Lakes Science Center and the NASA Glenn Visitor Center), Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, and the Steamship William G. Mather. Combo tickets for any two attractions, or all three are available. Guests can save $1 by purchasing their tickets in advance online at GreatScience.com. Please note that different admission rates apply for members and non-members. Please check GreatScience.com for additional information before visiting.
Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.