CLEVELAND, OH – (March 26, 2019) – Great Lakes Science Center is “eggstra eggcited” to celebrate the amazing structure of the egg on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 during Eggsperiment!
From the fan favorite egg drop challenge in our 62-foot tall atrium and a new Weather Watchers Lab sponsored by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District to spectacular science and motion mania demonstrations, guests of all ages will enjoy springing into science with us!
Test your skills on our Egg Race Obstacle Course, check out what happens when everyday objects like “Peeps” candy are subjected to the vacuum of space, explore the science of bubbles and try your hand at navigating a modified lunar rover.
Eggsperiment runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, and all the special activities are included with general admission.
Eggsperiment weekend is also a great time to check out Vroom! A Car Adventure, the Science Center’s newest special exhibition. Vroom! is turning the automobile inside out and exploring the science, technology, engineering and math that makes them go. Wall-to-wall (and bumper to bumper), the Vroom! exhibition is packed like an SUV on a family road trip with interactive fun for guests of all ages. Visit GreatScience.com for all the details!
Science Spectacular EGGstravaganza
Watch in wonder while we explore the amazing structure of the egg! Is it really possible to stand on a carton of eggs without cracking any? Do you need super-human strength to squeeze an egg until it breaks? Why are eggs egg-shaped? Find out during this eggcellent eggsperience!
Motion Mania Demonstration
Experience Newton’s Laws of Motion firsthand in this charged demonstration that uses energy and electricity to explore the forces of motion and the power that gets your automobile from one place to another.
Apollo Lander Challenge
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission as you gather your family and friends to design and engineer the perfect contraption to protect a delicate egg from a 62 foot drop. Did your egg survive the landing on our makeshift moon? Which design is best?
Egg Race Obstacle Course
How good is your balance? Test your skills on our obstacle course while holding a fragile object on a spoon. Challenge yourself and try it again going faster, what happened?
“Peeps in Space” Activity
What do our atmosphere and Peeps, the colorful marshmallow candy, have in common? Find out what happens to everyday objects in the vacuum of space. This experiment is sure to take your curiosity out of this world!
Weather Watchers Lab
April showers bring May flowers and this learning lab sponsored by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) brings the water cycle to life as we explore the way people impact weather, and how NEORSD works to protect our Great Lake.
Explore shapes, colors and elasticity as you try to blow a square or egg-shaped bubble. Does your bubble float or sink? What colors do you see? Find out the science behind bubbles in this fun activity.
Put yourself in the driver’s seat and prepare for your biggest mission yet, driving a vehicle on the moon. The first step in making it to the moon is to learn to operate one of our remote controlled robots right here on Earth. Do you have what it takes to live and drive on the moon? Challenge yourself by navigating our modified lunar landscape and find out!
(Editor’s note: The Science Center’s normal fall/winter operating schedule is Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, but will be closed Sunday, April 21 for the Easter holiday and open Monday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seven-day-a-week summer operating hours resume in May.)
About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive for more than 300,000 visitors a year through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, temporary exhibitions, the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, and more. The Science Center is funded in part by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Visit GreatScience.com for more information.