FROGS, POLAR BEARS AND MONSTERS…OH, MY!
Great Lakes Science Center unveils an eventful summer lineup with a new special exhibition, two OMNIMAX movies, members-only events and more!
May 21st, 2012
CLEVELAND (May 21, 2012) – What do frogs, flying monsters, outer space, a Great Lakes Freighter and polar bears have in common? They are all part of Great Lakes Science Center’s 2012 summer fun lineup!
“We have so many new and exciting events happening at the Science Center this summer, including a special exhibition, two OMNIMAX films, special members-only events and interactive exhibits on the Mather,” said Dante Centuori, director of creative productions at Great Lakes Science Center. “We’re also bringing back annual favorites, such as our week-long camp program and our popular space-themed sleepover, both of which encourage kids to get messy and have fun while learning science.”
For more information on any of these summer events listed below, visit GreatScience.com and click on “Summer Fun.”
Steamship William G. Mather
May, September, October: Saturdays and Sundays only / 11 am – 5 pm
June, July, August: Tuesday through Sunday / 11 am – 5 pm
Climb abroad this historic Great Lakes freighter and explore its cargo holds, pilot house, guest quarters and engine room. 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.
Frogs! A Chorus of Colors
Special exhibition opens May 26
Immerse yourself in the colorful world of frogs. View more than 70 live frogs from around the world, test your frog I.Q., perform a virtual frog dissection and more. Kids can also learn how to make a FrogBot* using simple materials and creativity! See how the slightest variations in leg shape or body weight will make a FrogBot jitter and dance differently from the rest. *Additional fee for FrogBots.
Great Summer Science Day Camps
June 11 – August 17
Discover the scientists in you with week-long camps for students in preschool through high school. Choose from more than 40 different camp themes! Register at GreatScience.com or at 216-621-2400.
Great Lakes Adventure Week
June 25 – July 1
Dive into a week of Great Lakes fun! Enjoy lake-themed activities, special programs, guest presenters, microscopic investigations and more.
Lake Erie Sails on the Appledore IV
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.
Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration
July 21 – 22
Celebrate Great Lakes Science Center’s 16th birthday with cupcakes, games, watermelon explosions, mini-rocket launches, liquid nitrogen ice cream and lots of BIG fun. Enjoy outrageous activities all weekend long.
Space Adventure Week
July 23 – 29
It’s a week of space-themed fun! Hear guest speakers from NASA Glenn Research Center, visit the STARLAB planetarium, enjoy hands-on activities, and see the OMNIMAX movie, Destiny in Space.
Friday, July 27
It’s all space, all the time! Launch stomp rockets, design and test your own space capsule to see if it can survive a 70+ foot landing on a planet, sample “soil” from Mars, experiment with Liquid Nitrogen, explore the NASA Glenn Visitor Center exhibits, get transported to space in the OMNIMAX movie, Hubble, and explore our brand new exhibit, Frogs! A Chorus of Colors. Then grab your sleeping bag and spend the night. $39 per person. Register at 216-621-2400.
Air Show Deck Party
September 1 – 3
View the 2012 Cleveland National Air Show from the Mather decks. Food and drinks sold on board. $16 ($12 members). Call 216-621-2400 to reserve tickets. New family workshops also available.
To The Arctic
Take an extraordinary journey to the top of the world. Follow a mother polar bear and her twin cubs and witness a story of love, family and survival in the harshest place on earth.
Opens Saturday, May 26
When dinosaurs walked the Earth, pterosaurs rules the prehistoric skies. Join world-renowned naturalist David Attenborough as he recounts the fascinating story of these flying creatures.
Wednesdays and Saturdays in July at 5 pm
This raucous tribute to Rock and Roll will get you dancing in the aisles. See your favorite performers on our giant OMNIMAX screen. Suggested for mature audiences.
Summer Movie Discount
Show your Cuyahoga County Public Library card at our box office and get $2 off Flying Monsters. Valid through Monday, September 3. Also, visit any Cuyahoga County Public Library branch and see the Flying Monsters display on view during the month of June. Each display showcases books, DVDs and CDs related to prehistoric creatures.
Member Appreciation Days
Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 28
Show your memberships card at the Science Store to receive 20% off your entire purchase. That’s an extra 10% savings from the regular member discount.
Breakfast with an Author
Saturday, June 9 / 8:30 – 10 am
Enjoy breakfast with children’s book author, David FitzSimmons, listen to a reading from his book, Curious Critters, and see the exhibition, Frogs! A Chorus of Colors. After the event, the author will host an autograph signing session. Books will be available for purchase in our Science Store. $12 adults / $8 for youth under 18. Reservations at 216-621-2400.
Saturdays & Sundaes
Saturday, July 7 and Saturday, July 21
Bring the entire family for a science scavenger hunt and for an ice cream social afterwards. $7 per person. Reservations at 216-621-2400.
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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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