GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR NEWLY RENOVATED NASA GLENN VISITOR CENTER
April 3rd, 2013
Great Lakes Science Center is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new NASA Glenn Visitor Center. This redesigned Visitor Center will feature 9,000+ square feet of new galleries, 50 new interactive exhibits, fascinating artifacts and breathtaking media.
Media is invited to tour the brand-new NASA galleries and meet the Science Centerís new president, Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen, and hear her remarks. This is Kirstenís first introduction to Northeast Ohio and her first event at Great Lakes Science Center. Board Chair Paul Dolan and NASA Glenn Centerís Deputy Director, Greg Robinson, will speak as well.
This ceremony is by invitation only and is not open to the public. Media is welcome at 5:30 pm to capture remarks and be the first to see new galleries. Interview opportunities will be available.
Media contact: Kristen Glaspell at 216-696-3823 or email@example.com
Thursday, April 4
Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen, President, Great Lakes Science Center
Paul Dolan, Board Chair, Great Lakes Science Center
Greg Robinson, Deputy Director, NASA Glenn Center
Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
About the New NASA Glenn Visitor Center
Great Lakes Science Center is opening its newly renovated NASA Glenn Visitor Center on Saturday, April 6, and celebrating with free admission for youth up to 12 years of age. This redesigned Visitor Center will feature 9,000+ square feet of new galleries, 50 new interactive exhibits, fascinating artifacts and breathtaking media.
The Science Centerís Great Science, Greater Future capital campaign has raised $5 million to build the new NASA galleries. The donations have been given by Science Center board members, corporations and foundations. The Great Science, Greater Future campaign, still in a quiet phase, will deepen the Science Centerís investment in tomorrowís STEM leadership and workforce.
The three new space galleries focus on the risks and triumphs of human space travel, including the challenges of living and working in space. Visitors can climb a Martian landscape, steer a robotic rover, study artifacts used during Mars mission testing, gain insight into how astronauts live and work on the International Space Station and see the impressive new presentation of the Apollo Command Module used during the 1973 Skylab 3 Mission Ė one of only 15 Apollo capsules that took astronauts into space.
For more information on our new NASA Glenn Visitor Center, please visit the press page:
About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nationís leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohioís 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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