GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER ROUNDS OUT ‘SPACE WEEK’
WITH OVERNIGHT SPACE SLEEPOVER EVENT
July 9th, 2010
CLEVELAND (July 9, 2010) – Great Lakes Science Center will host its first ever Space Sleepover on Friday, July 23. Presented as part of Space Week, this event lets families and groups discover the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and Science Center after dark, exploring the many fascinating space-related exhibits, before grabbing a sleeping bag and spending the night.
The Space Sleepover will allow guests to explore outer space as they launch their own rockets, design lunar lander models and investigate phase one of the new NASA Glenn Visitor Center. This recent addition to the Science Center features more than 50 exhibits and artifacts including the Skylab 3 command module used during launch and re-entry in the second manned mission to Skylab, the United States’ first space station. The Space Sleepover will also include admission to the OMNIMAX® film Hubble, where visitors will witness astronauts as they launch and service the most iconic scientific instrument of our time, the Hubble Space Telescope.
“We are very excited that we are able to hold events like this so that people of all ages can learn about science in a very hands-on way” said Dante Centuori, director of creative productions at the Science Center, “The Space Sleepover is a fun way to experience the science of space exploration and travel, and a unique way for families and groups to spend time together in an educational setting.”
Attendees will be able to visit the Science Center’s newest exhibition, Strange Matter. Through more than a dozen interactive exhibits, this completely hands-on experience will introduce guests to materials science, or the “study of stuff.” Visitors will be able to make their own slime to take home with them, smash a pane of glass with a bowling ball to see if it will break, squish their hands in magnetic fluid and much more.
The Space Sleepover will take place on Friday, July 23 starting at 7 p.m. and running until 10 a.m. the next morning. Cost is $35 for members and $39 for non-members. Advance reservations are required and can be made by phone at (216) 621-2400.
About the 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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