Weather Weekend with WKYC

What’s that famous saying about the weather in Northeast Ohio? If you don’t like it, wait five minutes, it’ll change!

Clevelanders love to talk about the weather, and living on the shores of a Great Lake means we have plenty to talk about! We experience all kinds of exciting weather action, from lake effect snow and dense fog to sweltering heat and severe thunderstorms, sometimes all in the same week! Join Great Lakes Science Center, WKYC Channel 3 and sponsor INNOVIM  for a Weather Weekend full of activities, science demos, special showings of Tornado Alley in the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, and special appearances by WKYC meteorologists (Saturday only).

**The event is free with the purchase of general admission tickets!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

What is Weather Science Demonstration
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
11:15 a.m.
Calling all weather watchers! We move the weather indoors to learn what goes into the seasons and what affects the different weather patterns we experience. This fun demonstration uses “cool” chemicals and fire to explore clouds, precipitation and wild weather. 

WKYC Weather Talk 
Location: Reinberger Auditorium, Lower Level
Noon
Meteorologist Michael Estime will present an interactive presentation covering the science of forecasting weather and the different realms of Severe Weather we experience in Northeast Ohio. 

Meet the Meteorologists
Location: Wintergarden, Lower Level
Noon to 3 p.m. 
Meet the weather team from WKYC. 

The Power of Innovation - INNOVIM hands-on activities
Location: Wintergarden, Lower Level
Noon to 3 p.m.
Meet the professionals working to make our lives better through innovation and engineering. Learn about the amazing work being done in Cleveland and beyond that helps predict weather and transform environmental and scientific data.

Wild Weather Big Science Show
Location: Outside, Harbor Level
1:15 p.m.
We take weather education to the next level in this high-energy demonstration. Watch in wonder as WKYC and GLSC combine to talk about weather in an explosively fun way!

WKYC Weather Talk 
Location: Reinberger Auditorium
2 p.m.
WKYC Meteorologist Matt Wintz will teach us all about the different maps meterologists use! He'll cover what it takes to become a meteorologist and the tools they use on a daily basis.

Color Connection Hands-On Science with Avery Dennison
Location: Wintergarden, Lower Level
Noon to 3 p.m.
Learn about the correlation between color and weather and get hands-on with rainbows alongside the team from Avery Dennison. Learn about the work they do in manufacturing pressure-sensitive adhesives, apparel labels and tags, RFID inlays, and specialty medical products.

Tornado Alley movie in the DOME Theater
11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Revisit this giant screen classic documentary that follows a team of storm chasers. Limited Weather Weekend engagement (separate ticket required, combo museum and movie tickets available at the box office).

Purchase Movie Tickets 

 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Power of Innovation - INNOVIM hands-on activities
Location: Wintergarden, Lower Level
1-4 p.m.
Meet the professionals working to make our lives better through innovation and engineering. Learn about the amazing work being done in Cleveland and beyond that helps predict weather and transform environmental and scientific data.

Green Screen Meteorology
Location: NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Level 1
1-4 p.m.
Learn how Chroma keying and green screen technology make weather education possible. Pose as a meteorologist and try your hand at predicting the weather!

What’s in Your Water? Sponsored by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)
Location: Wintergarden, Lower Level
1-4 p.m.
Get hands-on with water as we explore what’s in your water and what you can do to protect our environment. 

What is Weather Science Demonstration
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
1:15 p.m.
Calling all weather watchers! We move the weather indoors to learn what goes into the seasons and what affects the different weather patterns we experience. This fun demonstration uses “cool” chemicals and fire to explore clouds, precipitation and wild weather. 

Wild Weather Big Science Show
Location: Outside, Harbor Level
3:15 p.m.
We take weather education to the next level in this high-energy demonstration. Watch in wonder as we combine weather and science in an explosively fun way!

Tornado Alley movie in the DOME Theater
2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Revisit this giant screen classic documentary that follows a team of storm chasers. Limited Weather Weekend engagement (separate ticket required, combo museum and movie tickets available at the box office).

Purchase Movie Tickets 

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