Join in the fun and soar into science at one of our many viewing parties for the 2018 Cleveland Air Show Celebration! Science is at work in the sky, but also and in the palm of your hand at one of our many interactive aeronautics, space exploration, or physics-based exhibits!

Rock and Boom

Wednesday, July 4
8-11 p.m. (check in begins at 8 p.m. on the Mather, fireworks begin at dusk)

$16 per person ($13 members).

Enjoy the best view of the city’s Fourth of July fireworks from the deck of the historic Steamship William G. Mather. On Wednesday, July 4 from 8-11 p.m. (check-in begins at 8 p.m., fireworks begin at dusk, approximately 9:30 p.m.) climb aboard the Science Center’s 618-foot freighter docked at North Coast Harbor for a unique Independence Day experience.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase in the Science Center cafe. Guests should bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Tickets are $16 per person or $13 for Science Center members, and are available online, by phone at 216-621-2400 and at the Science Center box office. Members must call to register. Parking for the event is $7.

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Air Show Deck Party on the Mather

Saturday, September 1; Sunday, September 2; or Monday, September 3 (Labor Day Weekend)
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (check in begins at 10 a.m., includes on and off access to the ship for the day).

$19 per person ($16 members) for Deck Party only.

Looking for the best seat in Cleveland to watch the Air Show? This is it! Enjoy your favorite flights, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, from the deck of the Steamship William G. Mather! Food and drinks can be purchased in the Science Center cafe. Guests should bring chairs as seating is not provided.

Register here! 


Air Show Family Picnic

Saturday, September 1; Sunday, September 2; or Monday, September 3 (Labor Day Weekend)
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (check in begins at 10 a.m., includes general admission and lunch buffet).

$32.99 adults, $27.99 children ($29.99 adult members, $24.99 child members) for Air Show Family Picnic only.

Enjoy the Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, from the Science Center’s terrace overlooking North Coast Harbor while enjoying family games and activities! Tickets include general admission to the Science Center, including the special TapeScape-Sticky Science exhibition. A buffet lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (choice of hamburger or hot dog, side, non-alcoholic beverage and dessert). Seating is provided but guests may bring chairs.

Take a look at the menu:

  • Slider burgers (all beef and black bean) with assorted condiments
  • All beef hot dogs with assorted condiments
  • House-made macaroni salad
  • Baked beans
  • Potato chips
  • Assorted cookies and brownies
  • Iced tea and lemonade

Register here!