Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
The Great Lakes Science Center is a museum and educational facility in Downtown Cleveland that features hundreds of hands-on exhibits about the natural environment in the Great Lakes region. The facility includes permanent and traveling exhibits, meeting space, and a six-story Omnimax theater.
The Center opened in July 1996 and is funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, grants, funds, and corporate and individual gifts. Its mission is to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education through exhibits and science demonstrations on biomedtech, advanced energy, science phenomena, and space.
Throughout the year, the Great Lakes Science Center provides classes, workshops, sleepovers and scout programs, as well as seasonal events for families, kids, and adults. The museum is also home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, one of only 11 such visitor centers in the country.