DISCOVER THE SHIP THAT BUILT CLEVELAND
Steamship William G. Mather at Great Lakes Science Center opens for the season
May 2nd, 2012
Climb abroad this floating museum and discover a piece of Great Lakes history. Take a self-guided tour and explore this restored 618-foot freighter from stem to stern. See its huge cargo holds, brass and oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters and four-story engine room. Walk the decks and marvel at the “engineering firsts” that transformed Northeast Ohio into a great industrial center.
Lake Erie Sails
June 28 – July 1
Take a two-hour sail aboard the schooner, Appledore IV. $52 ($39 members). Presented as part of Great Lakes Adventure Week. Call 216-621-2400 to reserve tickets.
Rock and Boom
July 4 at 7 pm
Celebrate Independence Day from the decks of the Mather and watch Cleveland’s fireworks. Food and drinks can be purchased onboard. $15 ($12 members). Call 216-621-2400 to reserve tickets. New family workshops also available.
Air Show Deck Party
Labor Day Weekend: September 1 – 3
Get the best seats in the house for the 2012 Cleveland National Air Show. Food and drinks can be purchased onboard. $16 ($12 members). Call 216-621-2400 to reserve tickets. New family workshops also available.
NEW IN 2012:
The Great Lakes Story
Discover more than a dozen interactive exhibits that tell the story of how the Great Lakes were formed, what environmental threats they face, and how we’re using science and technology to help restore the health of these great bodies of water.
May, September, October
Saturdays and Sundays only
11 am – 5 pm
June, July, August
Tuesday – Sunday
11 am – 5 pm
Dates and times are subject to change. The historic Mather has limited handicapped accessibility.
Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
Adults – $8
Seniors (65+) – $7
Youth (5 – 12 years) – $6
Under 5 – FREE
Great Lakes Science Center members – FREE
Tickets available onboard and at the Great Lakes Science Center box office. The last ticket to board the Mather will be sold at 4:30 pm. Buy a combination ticket and get same-day admission to the Mather and Great Lakes Science Center. Get details at the box office or by visiting GreatScience.com.
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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.
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