GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER, HOME OF THE NASA GLENN VISITOR CENTER, TO HOST CLEVELAND’S 2ND ANNUAL YURI’S NIGHT SPACE PARTY IN APRIL
March 2nd, 2013
CLEVELAND (March 1, 2013) – The best party on the planet is back! On Saturday, April 13, from 8 pm to 1 am, Great Lakes Science Center will be “like no party on Earth” as it hosts Cleveland’s official Yuri’s Night Space Party.
Yuri's Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's first manned space flight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA's Space Shuttle.
“As home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, we’re thrilled to host Cleveland's Yuri's Night celebration again this year for the 21 and over crowd as it honors the past, present and future of human space flight,” said Dante Centuori, director of creative productions at Great Lakes Science Center. “And timing couldn’t be more perfect as we’re opening our newly redesigned NASA Glenn Visitor Center this spring, which is themed around traveling to, living and exploring space.”
The event includes:
• Live music by The Floorwalkers – voted #1 people’s choice in Columbus (8-11 pm)
• Chicago DJ, OZMTZ, rockin’ the house (11 pm-1 am)
• Dancing all night long
• Sam Adams beer, Barefoot wine, Angry Orchard cider and light hors d’oeuvres included in ticket price
• Cash bar for cocktails and special treats
• Costume contest – wear your best space-themed attire
• Check out the newly redesigned NASA Glenn Visitor Center
• Get hands-on with hundreds of cool exhibits
• Special appearance by costumed members of The Great Lakes Base of the Rebel Legion and the Ohio Garrison/501st Legion
• Door prizes – win a Science Center membership and more
• Free parking in the Science Center’s garage
Early bird tickets are on sale now for $35 and available for purchase through Monday, March 18. General admission tickets are $50 and go on sale Tuesday, March 19. Tickets are available to purchase online through Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 pm. Tickets will also be available at the door the evening of the event for $50.This event is for ages 21 and over only.
Discounts are available for designated drivers and Great Lakes Science Center members as well. For more information on these ticket options, call 216-621-2400 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm).
For more event information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.greatscience.com/yurisnight.php.
For more information on all Yuri’s Night events, visit http://yurisnight.net/.
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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 stimulate interest in and increase understanding of the sciences, with a particular emphasis on the interdependence of scientific, environmental and technological activities in the Great Lakes region. 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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