Come to the Science Center on July 21 for free movies, an extra-big Big Science Show, gumdrop bridge challenge, membership discounts and more!
Great Lakes Science Center is celebrating 16 years of leading informal science education with a very special treat for visitors – free OMNIMAX movies all day!
Vouchers for free admission to Flying Monsters and To The Arctic will be distributed when the Science Center opens at 10 am on Saturday, July 21 and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests must purchase Great Lakes Science Center general admission to redeem their movie voucher. The voucher for the free movie is only valid on July 21.
“We’re marking an important milestone as we celebrate 16 consecutive years of inspiring young minds through fun, interactive experiences,” said Dante Centuori, director of creative productions, Great Lakes Science Center. “And since we know how much our guests enjoy OMNIMAX films, offering free movies all day are a fun way to commemorate the occasion and spark scientific interest.”
Free admission to Flying Monsters is made possible by the generous support of the Cleveland Indians and free admission to To The Arctic is made possible by the generous support of Forest City Enterprises.
Other Sweet 16 birthday activities include
Witness the Big Science Show – Sweet 16 Birthday Salute!
Watch a large-scale spectacle of science as our wild staff educators perform incredible experiments that defy gravity – and common sense – featuring a 16 Mentos & Diet Coke Salute, 16 Exploding Watermelons Salute, 16 Mini-Rocket Launch Salute and 16 Liquid Nitrogen Dump Salute!
Observe the Gumdrop Bridge Design and Build Competition
Watch as the best and brightest representatives from local science and engineering companies compete to build the perfect bridge using only toothpicks, Chuckles® candy, Twizzlers® licorice and gumdrops! Then the fun really heats up when the competition begins and a motorized LEGO® vehicle crosses each bridge. Watch as additional weight is added to the vehicle during each round of competition. Can you guess which bridge will remain standing at the end?
Taste Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
This isn’t your typical sweet treat – it’s a science experiment that you can eat! See our staff put on gloves and goggles and dramatically mix liquid nitrogen with everyday kitchen ingredients to make edible ice cream. Beware of the brain freeze!
Take the Oobleck Challenge
Have you ever wondered what it is like to walk on water? Now is your chance! Take part in our oobleck challenge and see if you can run across a pool of this fluid-like substance without sinking!
Meet the Frog Keeper!
Hop in and explore our TOAD-ally cool exhibition, Frogs! A Chorus of Colors, and meet the frog keeper who takes care of the frogs every day! Watch the keeper feed some of the 70 live frogs on display from around the world, like the Chinese Gliding Frog, Amazon Milk Frog, Fire-bellied Toad and Smokey Jungle Frog.
Show off your creativity and add your very own culinary touch to everyone’s favorite birthday treat with rich frosting and colorful sprinkles! While supplies last.
Hungry? Have a Picnic Outside!
Enjoy the views of North Coast Harbor while eating lunch or a snack! Hotdogs, corn on the cob, chips, soda and snow cones will be available to purchase outside at the food cart. If you’re looking for a sweet treat afterwards, step back inside and visit our Edy’s ice cream stand on the lower level, directly under the escalator!
Just for Members: Science Scavenger Hunt and Ice Cream Social!
Bring the family and explore every nook and cranny of the building during our exciting members-only science scavenger hunt. And afterwards, be sure to stay for the ice cream social! $7 per person. Reservations at 216-621-2400. Not a member? Sign up on July 21 and receive $16 off the purchase of a new membership!
For more details on the free OMNIMAX movie offerings, as well as specific times for each event, visit www.GreatScience.com and click on “Sweet 16 Celebration.”
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.