To the Arctic – Now playing
To the Arctic is an extraordinary journey to a place of extremes that few ever dare to go. Narrated by Meryl Streep, venture across floating ice with a mother polar bear and her two cubs as they struggle to survive in the face of natural predators and a rapidly changing climate.
Flying Monsters – Now playing
220 million years ago, dinosaurs were beginning their domination of Earth. But another group of reptiles were taking control of the skies. Join David Attenborough, the world’s leading naturalist, as he sets out to uncover the truth about these mysterious creatures, whose wingspans were equal to that of a modern day jet plane!
Ultimate Wave Tahiti – Special 10 am showings!
Plunge into the jaws of Tahiti’s famed Teahupo’o as the world’s best surfer, Kelly Slater, takes audiences on an adrenaline-drenched voyage of discovery. Ride with Kelly as he challenges Tahiti’s toughest wave, and learn how waves influence and shape our entire planet. Check GreatScience.com for show times.
The Fusion of Food and Science
Saturday, August 25
11 am – 4 pm
Ever want to play with your food and not get into trouble for it? Here’s your chance! Join us for our first-ever food science event, with a special appearance by Chef Steve Schimoler of Cleveland’s crop bistro & bar.
Take food science challenges and determine how important your senses are in the tasting process! Families of all ages are invited to watch and participate in taste experiments, while learning the science behind food.
This event is free with paid general admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Demonstrations are available on a first-come, first-served basis and limited quantities are available. Individuals with dairy, latex, egg or nut allergies are asked not to participate in tasting experiments.
Air Show Deck Party
Labor Day Weekend: September 1 – 3
Get the best seats in the house for the 2012 Cleveland National Air Show and witness the thrilling acrobatics of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels! Food and drinks can be purchased onboard and folding chairs are permitted. $16 ($12 members). Call 216-621-2400 to reserve tickets.
Don’t miss special 3 pm showings of Fighter Pilot, September 1 – 3, in our OMNIMAX Theater! Separate OMNIMAX fees apply.
Please note: Space is limited. Event runs rain or shine. Great Lakes Science Center is not responsible for the operation of the Air Show. No coolers or outside food and beverage are permitted onboard.
New in 2012: Air Show Deck Party Family Four-Pack! Bring the entire family to the Science Center for a day of fun! Join us for an Air Show science-themed workshop and then view the Air Show from the deck of the Mather. $75 for a family of four, which includes workshop, admission to the Air Show Deck Party and one ticket per person for a hotdog, chips and drink. Call 216-621-2400 to reserve tickets.
REMINDER: September Closing
Please note that Great Lakes Science Center will be closed Tuesday, September 4 – Monday, September 10 for annual cleaning and maintenance. We resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 11.
Frogs! A Chorus of Colors
Open now – January 6, 2013
Immerse yourself in the colorful and world frogs! Discover more than 70 live frogs from around the world showcased in detailed habitats complete with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls. Encounter visually stunning creatures with names like Chinese Gliding Frog, Amazon Milk Frog, Fire-bellied Toad and Smokey Jungle Frog. Learn about their biology and natural history, their role in human cultures, their importance to ecosystems and the peril they face in a changing environment. Interactive components let you test your frog IQ, create a chorus with recorded frog calls, perform a virtual frog dissection and more. For details, visithttp://www.greatscience.com/frogs/index.php
Camps & Classes
Great Summer Science Day Camps
June 11 – August 17
Discover the scientist in you with week-long camps for students in preschool through high school. Choose from more than 40 different camp themes! Register at GreatScience.com or at 216-621-2400.
About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to engage visitors through fun, interactive experiences to stimulate curiosity about and encourage understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at 216-694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.