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 traveling 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 waterfront 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
  • Theatre Capacity: 280
  • Banquet Capacity: 832
  • Classroom Capacity: 25
  • Reception Capacity: 5,870
  • Ceiling: 60
  • Description: Soaring ceilings, light-filled spaces and stunning views of the Cleveland skyline and Lake Erie create a 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     0.00     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     0.00     0     0         4000  
William G. Mather 0 X 0   0     0.00     0     0     0     100  
Omnimax Theatre 0 X 0   0     0.00     300     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
    • Sq. Ft.: 0.00
    • 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.: 0.00
    • Theater: No
    • Classroom Size: 0
    • Banquet Capacity:
    • Reception: 4000
    • 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: Omnimax Theatre
    • Dimensions: 0 X 0
    • Ceiling: 0
    • Sq. Ft.: 0.00
    • Theater: Yes
    • Classroom Size: 0
    • Banquet Capacity: 0
    • Reception: 0

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the Mather

  • May 27, 2017 to September 23, 2017
  • 601 Erieside Avenue
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216-694-2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 9-11 a.m.
  • Admission: $25 ($20 members) includes museum admission

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Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer's

  • October 07, 2017
  • 601 Erieside Avenue
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216-342-5593
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: Saturday, October 7, 2017, Registration at 8am, Ceremony at 10am, followed by the walk.

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