It’s just a week before Christmas and quite frankly this is the time to slow down, take a deep breath and do something fun with the family. The children are home from school and have probably run out of stuff to do in the house. Why not take a break and bring the family to the Great Lakes Science Center? There are hundreds of hands on exhibits to play and learn on as well as the Omnimax® where great movies are playing. Get out of the house for a day and have some fun with each other. Below are some of the fun activities available at the Great Lakes Science Center.
After you have toured the Titanic Exhibit, take the family to see “Titanica” for a trip over two miles below the surface of the Atlantic to view the remains of the ship. The movie features interviews with two remaining survivors of the disaster.
Flight of the Butterflies
For many years scientists knew that Monarch Butterflies migrated. They just did not know how or where exactly. It took a scientist on a 40 year quest for the answer that finally revealed the mystery of where they disappeared to at the end of their fall flight.
Santa vs. the Snowman
Special showings December 14-26
There are good snowmen and not so good snowmen. This not so good snowman wants to take over Santa’s workshop. Santa and the elves unite in this epic polar battle using holiday armament such as hot-chocolate squirt guns and giant igloo robots. This is a hilarious battle for Christmas in a non-traditional way.
9th Annual New Year’s Eve Eve
Monday, December 30
7:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Get a head start on celebrating the New Year with New Year’s Eve Eve. There will be carpet skating, special “Big Science” shows, fake snow making and special Omnimax showings of “To The Artic” and “Alaska”. At 11:00 p.m. there will be a countdown, a ginger ale toast and a 2,014 balloon drop. Tickets are $24 ($20 members). Reserve today! Call 216-621-2400.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Now through January 5, 2014
On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives and shaking the world’s confidence in the infallibility of modern technology. Journey back in time to experience the legend of Titanic like never before. Discover real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room re-creations and personal stories; each highlighting a different chapter in the compelling story of Titanic’s maiden voyage. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition comes to Great Lakes Science Center June 1, 2013 – January 5, 2014. For more information: http://www.greatscience.com/titanic/index.php
January 25 – April 27, 2014
Discover an eye-opening, inspiring and wildly interactive exhibition for all ages. Learn about recovery efforts and the people who dedicate their lives to saving animals. Explore the innovative ways used to capture, raise and release endangered species back into the wild. Interact with puppets, costumes and other techniques used to teach young animals essential survival skills. Take a simulated flight on an ultra light to guide young whooping cranes along their first migratory route. Wildlife Rescue is a production of Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Camps and Classes
This season, it’s all about family fun – from Family Science Workshops and spooky Halloween events, to Scout programs and homeschool offerings, we’ve got it all! Don’t miss out on our winter break camps in December and January! It’s eight days of hands-on, minds-on fun just for kids! Find out more and download a Family Fun Guide here: http://www.greatscience.com/family_fun.php
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 make Science, Technology, Engineering and Math come alive. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring Cleveland Clinic 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.