CLEVELAND (March 1, 2018) – Great Lakes Science Center couldn’t be more “eggcited” to bring back Eggsperiment – a fan favorite event to welcome back spring and celebrate the amazing structure of the egg!
Eggsperiment runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31. Guests of all ages will discover if it’s possible to stand on a carton of eggs without cracking any, test their balance on an egg race obstacle course, explore the science behind sound, and build a contraption to protect their egg from a 62-foot fall in the Humpty Dumpty Plunge.
There’s also a special LEGO inspired Build It! Bonanza activity to celebrate the return of the Science Center’s popular Build It! exhibition running from March 9 to April 8, and hands on activities featuring the science of bubbles and kite flying!
If eggs and LEGOs aren’t enough excitement for spring break, the Science Center also offers a week of Camp Curiosity science day camps from April 2-6! Each day features a different theme for kids in kindergarten to eighth grade to choose from including Coding, Energy Engineering, Maker, Sticky Stuff and LEGO: Grab Bag! All camps are separated by age, and curriculum content is tailored to the age group. Your camper can choose one day of adventure or multiple days for a STEM filled journey during their spring break. Spring break camps are $55 per day ($50 for members) and run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with an option for an extended day from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Registration is available online at GreatScience.com or by calling 216-621-2400.
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!
Humpty Dumpty Plunge
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? Which design works the best?
Egg Race Obstacle Course
How good is your balance? Test your skills on our obstacle course holding a fragile object on a spoon. Challenge yourself and try it again going faster. Did increasing your speed change the outcome?
Sounds of Spring
Spring into science and explore the science behind sound as you explore frequency or make music using colorful play dough.
Build It! Bonanza: Spring Edition
Use your imagination and create your own LEGO brick masterpiece inspired by the season. Create a mosaic or 3-D masterpiece and leave it in our Hall of Fame, or take it apart, try again and build something new.
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.
Some things go up and others come down. Use recycled materials to make a kite that can hover in a column of air. Did it sink or did it float? Try another design and make your own hypothesis as to why some materials sink and others float.
(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. The Science Center will be closed on Sunday, April 1 but will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 2 for special spring break hours.)
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.