CLEVELAND (August 30, 2017) – Great Lakes Science Center encourages curiosity all year long with hands-on exhibits, documentary features on the giant screen in the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, amazing daily science demonstrations and family friendly special events. On Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 we’re throwing a new event – just for the love of science – and including one free youth admission with every paid adult!

Stay Curious weekend will pull some of our favorite activities and demonstrations from many of the different special events we do throughout the year and combine them into one curiosity satisfying celebration. Stay Curious weekend runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 23 and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 24. All activities and demonstrations are included with general admission!
Guests can reminisce about Star Spangled Science and Build It!, and get a look ahead at the rest of this year’s events including Spooktacular Science, Turkey Tech and Winter Wonder Days!

Stay Curious weekend schedule:

Electric Pickle Cart
Times: Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.
What happens if a pickle becomes part of a circuit? Things become spooktacular while we attempt to electrocute a pickle and learn about circuits and electricity. (Spooktacular Science -- October 21 and 28)

Egg Drop Challenge
Times: Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Get cracking with your team while you work together to design and create the perfect contraption to protect a delicate egg from a 65 foot drop in this hands-on engineering and design challenge. (Turkey Tech Weekend -- November 24-26)

Carpet Skating
Times: Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Warm up and start practicing for Winter Wonder Days by strapping on a pair of “fun skates” and taking a spin around our indoor carpet rink. (Winter Wonder Days -- December 26 to January 7)

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
Times: Saturday 1 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.
Learn about the states of matter in this deliciously fun demonstration and enjoy the results of our experiment. (Winter Wonder Days -- December 26 to January 7)

Lego Train Station
Times: Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Use your imagination and engineering skills while creating a toy train out of LEGOs and other common materials to add to our track as we remember “Build It!” and get ready for “All Aboard! The Science of Trains.”

Red, White and Boom Science Spectacular
Times: Saturday 1:15 p.m., Sunday 3:15 p.m.
Watch in wonder as we explore the chemistry and physics of things that go up, materials that change color and the science of things that go flash . . . and bang! (Star Spangled Science-July)

(Editor’s note: The Science Center will switch to its fall/winter operating schedule on Saturday, September 16, which is Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, and closed during all home Browns games. The Science Center will also be closed to the public for its semi-annual cleaning and maintenance period from Wednesday, September 6 through Friday, September 15.)

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.
 

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