Great Lakes Science Center

  • 601 Erieside Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44114
  • 216.694.2000
  • Fax: 216.696.2140
  • Category: Arts & Entertainment
  • Type: Museums

Invent, design, tinker and create! Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, makes science come alive through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, special temporary exhibitions, the six-story Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, and the historic Steamship William G. Mather. Featuring daily science demonstrations, camps, and workshops, the Science Center encourages guests to stay curious. The Polymer Funhouse, for guests age 7 and younger, has plenty of room to climb and play, and guests of all ages can become makers in the Cleveland Creates Zone. Onsite amenities include café, Science Store and attached parking garage.
From corporate events and social gatherings to wedding receptions and ceremonies, Great Lakes Science Center can engineer the perfect event for your guests. The Science Center is a unique venue complete with interactive exhibits, team building activities, science demonstrations, a six-story atrium with dramatic Lake Erie views, scenic outdoor decks, and menu options ranging from casual to formal by the in-house caterer. Custom packages are available from one space to the whole museum and can include a tour of the historic Steamship William G. Mather or a screening in the six-story Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater. The Science Center can accommodate groups up to 4,000, and the attached 500 car parking garage makes parking convenient.

  • Miles to Akron + Canton Airport: 50
  • Miles to Hopkins Airport: 12
  • Business Closed Days: Monday
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  • Minimum for Group Tour + Discount: 10
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  • Tours Available: Self-Led Tour
  • Attraction Type: Museum
  • Attraction Space Detail: Indoor Attraction, Outdoor Attraction, Restrooms On-Site
Great Lakes Science Center Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 11
  • Total Sqft.: 80,000
  • Largest Room: 3,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 290
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Classroom Capacity: 80
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  • Reception Capacity: 3,000
  • Ceiling: 60
  • Description: Soaring ceilings, light-filled spaces and stunning views of the Cleveland skyline and Lake Erie create one-of-a-kind settings. Outdoor, harbor-facing patio and two decks offer magnificent views. In-house catering tailored to your special event and attached 500-car parking garage. Rent space or the entire museum.

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Gund Wintergarden 0 X 0   60     0.00     0     0     250     400  
Mezzanine 0 X 0   0     0.00     0     0     100     120  
Second Level 0 X 0   0     0.00     0     0     200     750  
Main Lobby 0 X 0   0     0.00     0     0     100     200  
Executive Board Room 0 X 0   0         0     25     12     0  
Reinberger Auditorium 0 X 0   0     0.00     180     0     120     0  
Demo Lab 0 X 0   0     0.00     90     0     50     0  
Outdoor Spaces 0 X 0   0     0.00     0     0          
Entire Museum 0 X 0   0     80000.00     0     0     400     3000  
William G. Mather 0 X 0   0     0.00     0     0     0     100  
Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater 0 X 0   0     0.00     290     0     0     0  
    • Room Name: Gund Wintergarden
    • Dimensions: 0 X 0
    • Ceiling: 60
    • Sq. Ft.: 0.00
    • Theater: No
    • Classroom Size: 0
    • Banquet Capacity: 250
    • Reception: 400
    • Room Name: Mezzanine
    • Dimensions: 0 X 0
    • Ceiling: 0
    • Sq. Ft.: 0.00
    • Theater: No
    • Classroom Size: 0
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Reception: 120
    • Room Name: Second Level
    • Dimensions: 0 X 0
    • Ceiling: 0
    • Sq. Ft.: 0.00
    • Theater: No
    • Classroom Size: 0
    • Banquet Capacity: 200
    • Reception: 750
    • Room Name: Main Lobby
    • Dimensions: 0 X 0
    • Ceiling: 0
    • Sq. Ft.: 0.00
    • Theater: No
    • Classroom Size: 0
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Reception: 200
    • Room Name: Executive Board Room
    • Dimensions: 0 X 0
    • Ceiling: 0
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    • Theater: No
    • Classroom Size: 25
    • Banquet Capacity: 12
    • Reception: 0
    • Room Name: Reinberger Auditorium
    • Dimensions: 0 X 0
    • Ceiling: 0
    • Sq. Ft.: 0.00
    • Theater: Yes
    • Classroom Size: 0
    • Banquet Capacity: 120
    • Reception: 0
    • Room Name: Demo Lab
    • Dimensions: 0 X 0
    • Ceiling: 0
    • Sq. Ft.: 0.00
    • Theater: Yes
    • Classroom Size: 0
    • Banquet Capacity: 50
    • Reception: 0
    • Room Name: Outdoor Spaces
    • Dimensions: 0 X 0
    • Ceiling: 0
    • Sq. Ft.: 0.00
    • Theater: No
    • Classroom Size: 0
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    • Room Name: Entire Museum
    • Dimensions: 0 X 0
    • Ceiling: 0
    • Sq. Ft.: 80000.00
    • Theater: No
    • Classroom Size: 0
    • Banquet Capacity: 400
    • Reception: 3000
    • Room Name: William G. Mather
    • Dimensions: 0 X 0
    • Ceiling: 0
    • Sq. Ft.: 0.00
    • Theater: No
    • Classroom Size: 0
    • Banquet Capacity: 0
    • Reception: 100
    • Room Name: Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater
    • Dimensions: 0 X 0
    • Ceiling: 0
    • Sq. Ft.: 0.00
    • Theater: Yes
    • Classroom Size: 0
    • Banquet Capacity: 0
    • Reception: 0

30th Annual Run/Walk for Hunger

  • May 12, 2018
  • 601 Erieside Ave.
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216.694.2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Admission: $ ($0 - $25)
30th Annual Run/Walk for Hunger

WHAT? The Run/Walk for Hunger is a 5K run or walk through Downtown beginning and ending at Great Lakes Science Center with music, refreshments and entertainment for the entire family. The Hunger Netwo...

30th Annual Run/Walk for Hunger

Cleveland National Air Show at Great Lakes Science Center

  • September 01, 2018
  • 601 Erieside Ave.
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216.694.2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $ ($0 - $25)
Cleveland National Air Show at Great Lakes Science Center

Start a new family tradition this Labor Day weekend and enjoy the Air Show from Great Lakes Science Center. Located on North Coast Harbor, the Science Center has two different family friendly options ...

Cleveland National Air Show at Great Lakes Science Center

June Take Two! Double Feature

  • June 30, 2018
  • 601 Erieside Ave.
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216.694.2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Admission: $ ($0 - $25)
June Take Two! Double Feature

In June it’s a double helping of Star Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and the rest of the Guardians when “Guardians of the Galaxy” screens at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 followed by &ldq...

June Take Two! Double Feature

May Take Two! Double Feature

  • May 26, 2018
  • 601 Erieside Ave.
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216.694.2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Admission: $ ($0 - $25)
May Take Two! Double Feature

Take Two screens a Tom Cruise double feature on Saturday, May 26 with “Top Gun” at 6 p.m. followed at 8 p.m. by “Mission: Impossible.” Films will be shown in industry standard ...

May Take Two! Double Feature

NASA Free Youth Day

  • August 13, 2018
  • 601 Erieside Ave.
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216.694.2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
NASA Free Youth Day

In partnership with NASA's Glenn Research Center, we're having a FREE admission day for all youth (ages 2-12) on Monday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.! Meet NASA experts, pose with out-of...

NASA Free Youth Day

Rock n' Boom

  • July 04, 2018
  • 601 Erieside Ave.
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216.694.2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $ ($0 - $25)
Rock n' Boom

Holiday excitement moves outside to the Steamship Mather on Monday, July 4 for Rock ‘n’ Boom! Guests can see the Fourth of July fireworks over Cleveland from the deck of the ship! Visit Gr...

Rock n' Boom

Star Spangled Science

  • June 30, 2018
  • 601 Erieside Ave.
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216.694.2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $ ($0 - $25)
Star Spangled Science

Celebrate the holiday weekend with the Science Center Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 with Star Spangled Science! Our patriotic event returns with brand new, hands-on activities and holiday theme...

Star Spangled Science

Stay Curious Weekend: Father's Day Edition

  • June 16, 2018
  • 601 Erieside Ave.
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216.694.2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $ ($0 - $25)
Stay Curious Weekend: Father's Day Edition

Discounted general admission for Dads on Saturday and Sunday!

Stay Curious Weekend: Father's Day Edition

Stay Curious Weekend: Mother's Day Edition

  • May 12, 2018
  • 601 Erieside Ave.
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216.694.2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $ ($0 - $25)
Stay Curious Weekend: Mother's Day Edition

Discounted general admission for Moms on Saturday and Sunday!

Stay Curious Weekend: Mother's Day Edition

Summer Science Splash

  • August 04, 2018
  • 601 Erieside Ave.
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216.694.2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $ ($0 - $25)
Summer Science Splash

Cool off this summer with a weekend of water-themed science August 4 and 5! All activities are included with general admission. Visit GreatScience.com for tickets!

Summer Science Splash

TapeScape-Sticky Science

  • May 04, 2018
  • 601 Erieside Ave.
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216.694.2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $ ($0 - $25)
TapeScape-Sticky Science

Get ready for an exhibition unlike any the Science Center has presented before – TapeScape-Sticky Science! Everyone is familiar with the unmistakable shrrrrrrrriiiippp sound that tape makes as i...

TapeScape-Sticky Science

Yuri's Night: Space Party

  • May 19, 2018
  • 601 Erieside Ave.
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216.694.2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Admission: $$ ($25 - $75)
Yuri's Night: Space Party

Buy your tickets early and save! Experience Cleveland’s favorite out-of-this-world dance party when Yuri’s Night: Space Party returns on Saturday, May 19! The Science Center’s annual...

Yuri's Night: Space Party

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