GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER CELEBRATES 15TH BIRTHDAY, PLUS SENATOR JOHN GLENN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY
July 18th, 2011
CLEVELAND (July 18, 2011) – Great Lakes Science Center will celebrate 15 years of leading informal science education on Tuesday, July 19, as well as another special occasion—Astronaut and Senator John Glenn’s 90th birthday, which is July 18. Senator Glenn is the namesake of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center.
“Tuesday is a particularly special day at Great Lakes Science Center as it marks our 15th consecutive year of stimulating interest in and increasing understanding of the sciences,” said Linda Abraham-Silver, president and CEO of the Great Lakes Science Center. “In recent years, we’ve been able to expand upon this mission with the addition of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Steamship William G. Mather, the wind turbine and BioMedTech: Engineering for Your Health Gallery.”
Guests are invited to the museum on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to experience special events and perks, including:
• The “15-Watermelon Salute” during the Big Science Show at 1:15 p.m. when the staff will explode everyone’s favorite summer fruit.
• Mini cupcakes on the lawn following the watermelon demonstration (while supplies last).
• $15 off the purchase of all new memberships and a free gift with purchase (while supplies last). Every 15th person who purchases a membership will receive a free family membership.
• Every 15th visitor to the museum gets a ticket good for one free admission to our upcoming special exhibition—Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear—opening October 1.
• And because it’s Tuesday, we’re offering free general admission to youth 18 and under all day long! All children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. This offer does not include OMNIMAX Theater or Steamship William G. Mather.
Also, in honor of Senator Glenn’s birthday on July 18, WVIZ/PBS ideastream will air his remarks from the Reach for the Stars Benefit that Great Lakes Science Center hosted in June. Tune in to WVIZ’s “An Evening with John Glenn at Great Lakes Science Center” on Monday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. to hear Senator Glenn’s message about the important role that science education plays in our lives.
Great Lakes Science Center is home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, which features more than 50 exhibits and artifacts, including space shuttle and rocket models, flight simulators and the enormous, 10,000-pound Skylab 3 Apollo Command Module. Learn more.
Tuesday’s events are free with paid admission to the Science Center. Regular OMNIMAX fees apply for Tornado Alley and Born to be Wild. No advance reservations required.
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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