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

2017 Kidney Walk

  • June 11, 2017
  • 601 Erieside Avenue
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 440-241-6780
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 8am Registration; 9:20am Start

The Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk. Because fundin...

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

Have you ever wondered what it was really like to live and work on the Mather? Walk the catwalk like the Chief Engineer did and be sure to look down over the workings of the ship. Learn all about how ...

Build It! Phase 2: Explore It!

  • May 27, 2017 to June 04, 2017
  • 601 Erieside Avenue
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216-694-2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: open during regular museum hours
  • Admission: Free with general admission

Build It! Engineering fun one brick at a time, presented by ArcelorMittal, opens on Saturday, February 4! The Build It! exhibition will be divided into three distinct phases: Play It!, Explore It! and...

Build It! Phase 3: Move It!

  • June 17, 2017 to September 04, 2017
  • 601 Erieside Avenue
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216-694-2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: open during regular museum hours
  • Admission: Free with general admission

Build It! Engineering fun one brick at a time, presented by ArcelorMittal, opens on Saturday, February 4! The Build It! exhibition will be divided into three distinct phases: Play It!, Explore It! and...

Father's Day Weekend at Great Lakes Science Center

  • June 17, 2017 to June 18, 2017
  • 601 Erieside Avenue
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216-694-2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Dads receive half off admission

We're celebrating dads all weekend long! On Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 18 from noon to 5 p.m. all dads will receive half off the price of any general admission or combo ...

Northeast Ohio Kidney Walk

  • June 11, 2017
  • 601 Erieside Avenue
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 440-985-0114
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 8:00am-9:00am
  • Admission: Free

Northeast Ohio Kidney Walk attracts nearly 100 teams comprised of over 1,500 people annually. Scheduled this year for Sunday, June 11th at Great Lakes Science Center, walkers will participate in a 1- ...

Rock and Boom

  • July 04, 2017
  • 601 Erieside Avenue
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216-694-2400
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Special Event ticket required

Enjoy a special look at the Independence Day fireworks over downtown Cleveland from the deck of the Steamship William G. Mather!

Star Spangled Science

  • July 02, 2017 to July 04, 2017
  • 601 Erieside Avenue
  • Cleveland OH 44114
  • Phone: 216-694-2000
  • Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
  • Times: Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m., Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
  • Admission: activities are free with paid general admission

Fourth of July weekend is going to be a blast at Great Lakes Science Center!

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