Upcoming Programs

Evening for Educators - October 11, 2017 & February 7, 2018 - 4:30p-7:30p

Meet Science Center staff and participate in brief professional development sessions and activities including:

  • Enjoy live demonstrations
  • Sample hands-on workshops
  • Explore ways to tie your field trip to your curriculum
  • Preview what's new at the Science Center

Evening for Educators includes time to explore the museum. You will also enjoy complimentary dinner and a drink ticker for beer or wine. Three hours of CPE credit available upon conclusion of the event. Attend this event and receive a 10 percent discount on a future field trip. 

To register for either date, call 216-621-2400 or click here.

Professional Development for Teachers

Introduction to 3D Printing with MakerGear - November 15th, 2017 - 4:30p-7:30p

From STEM subjects, to art, to entrepreneurship, 3D printing is transforming teaching and learning in classrooms throughout America. During the Introduction to 3D Printing PD seminar, participants will gain a foundational understanding of the common tools and applications that educators can leverage in order to easily and cost-effectively bring concepts to life in the classroom. Upon completion of this seminar, participants will walk away with a basic understanding of available software and hardware, hands-on experience using a desktop 3D printer, as well as roadmap for aligning 3D printing activities with classroom, organizational, and community goals. Participants who complete this PD seminar will also receive exclusive discounts on MakerGear 3D printers and materials.

Introduction to Robotics with Rockwell Automation - December 6th, 2017- 4:30p-7:30p

“Robotics is becoming an effective vehicle for teachers to introduce students to important areas of STEM curricula3 and effective learning paradigms.”

Find out how to excite and inspire your students and discover how to integrate robotics into your curriculum. Learn practical ideas and activities to run in your classroom using the latest LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 system and discover why robotics is fast becoming a major tool in the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  This course for beginners will give you the tools and confidence needed to deliver engaging and lifelong learning to your students.

Advanced 3D Printing with MakerGear - January 10th, 2018 - 4:30p-7:30p

Desktop 3D printing technology has made considerable advancements since its inception, offering many opportunities to educators who wish to go beyond common classroom applications of 3D printing. Participants in the Advanced 3D printing PD seminar will gain an understanding of advanced, engineering-grade materials and software programs, as well as specialized educational projects and applications powered by 3D printing. Participants who complete this PD seminar will also receive exclusive discounts on MakerGear 3D printers and materials.

Intermediate Robotics with Rockwell Automation - March 7th, 2018-4:30p-7:30p

Take your EV3 skills to the next level. This course will take a deeper dive into the how-to’s of programming and how to leverage numerous robotics projects to support your learning standards. Pick up additional LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3’s software and hardware skills to use in the classroom for some seriously advanced and engaging activities. We are covering topics such as: conditionals, variables, motion, timers and math blocks. Learn how to make a clock with the EV3 and use Basic and Python programming languages to control your bots.


Cost is $20 per person, per workshop and registration includes free parking and light refreshments. A certificate for 3 hrs CPE credit will be given at the end of each workshop. Check in begins at 4:15 pm. 

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Free General Admission for Ohio Teachers

We encourage teachers to use Great Lakes Science Center as a teaching resource so we offer FREE general admission to Ohio teachers every day! Just bring your school ID and enjoy free admission to our signature hands-on exhibits, NASA Glenn Visitor Center and Steamship William G. Mather. Come and preview Great Lakes Science Center before your next field trip. Call 216-694-2000 or visit the Box Office for more information.

Discounted Family Memberships

Ohio-licensed educators receive a special rate when joining at any level of family membership. Members enjoy a full year of free, unlimited general admission to the Science Center, NASA Glenn Visitor Center and the Mather Steamship plus free general admission to more than 360 science centers worldwide. Call 216-696-4576 or visit the Box Office for more information.

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