Disclosure: I received a complimentary tickets to the Great Lakes Science Center through the travel campaign with with New Creative Media. All opinions expressed are 100% my own and my family’s. Any additional expenses incurred were my own.
Weather can be fascinating, and my husband and I were both intrigued by the tornado exhibit. You can see how a tornado forms inside a cylinder and even stick your hand in! It was so cool! My husband was amazed by it!
Another exhibit we LOVED was the LEGO Travel Adventure exhibit. It was AMAZING! They had created all sorts of buildings and scenes like Russian-style buildings and Big Ben with LEGOS. And, there was even wall art made out of LEGOs! How cool is that?!
The science center also houses the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, which is SO neat for anyone into space and astronauts. We got to see suits actually worn in space (including one issued to Buzz Aldrin!), artifacts from the Friendship 7 mission and a real moon rock from Apollo 15! We also got to check out the inside the actual 1973 Skylab 3 Apollo Command Module. Awesome, right?!
Other exhibits at the Great Lakes Science Center include the historic Steamship William G. Mather, a ship that you can actually climb on and explore; the BioMedTech gallery, where you can explore genomics, stem cells, prosthetic’s and medical imaging; Science Phenomena, which featured electricity, magnetism, light, optics, motion and mechanics exhibits; and Polymer Funhouse, the kid’s area.
And, we got to watch a movie in the Omnimax Theater! We saw Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, and it was SO cool to watch under a 6-story high dome! The seats are at a 30 degree angle, and it really made us feel like we were in the movie and moving with it!
We’re definitely planning a day trip back to the Great Lakes Science Center with our son. He would LOVED all the interactive exhibits, especially the remote-controlled airplanes and the tornado simulator! And, he would have a blast trying out all the exhibits. I can’t wait to head back with him!
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