CLEVELAND (September 3, 2021) – Get ready to explore the future of aerospace technology and air travel when Great Lakes Science Center opens Above and Beyond, an interactive experience presented by Parker Aerospace.
Guests will launch into the future on Saturday, September 25 when Above and Beyond opens to the public with 5,000 square feet of unprecedented interactive demonstrations of the advances in aviation and aerospace from the first powered flights to the newest innovations. The Science Center will celebrate the grand opening of the exhibition by offering FREE admission to all guests from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 25. Guests must register online in advance to receive their free general admission ticket.
“The Science Center is thrilled to offer this incredible, interactive exhibition that highlights the science and wonder of flight,” said President & CEO Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen. “From the moment guests enter through an immersive theater experience they will feel the excitement and inspiration that has accompanied humanity’s quest for flight.”
Within the exhibition, guests will be able to step into a simulated space elevator that takes them to the edge of the universe, design and test a supersonic jet to face off in a virtual high speed flying competition, experience a flight simulation with motion-sensing technology to get a sense of what it’s like to fly like a bird, and discover concepts for future aircraft.

“Parker is proud to help bring this fascinating exhibition to Northeast Ohio, a land of world-class technology, innovation and education and home to Parker Aerospace. It is more meaningful because it is in Cleveland, the community we call home,” said Parker Aerospace President Roger Sherrard. “We hope the experiences help introduce young people to the possibilities open to them in the aerospace industry of the future.”
Parker Aerospace is a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, ducting, exhaust air management, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. The company supports the world’s aircraft and aeroengine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft.

Above and Beyond opens at the Science Center on Saturday, September 25 and runs through Sunday, January 2. Above and Beyond is included with general admission to the Science Center.
Above and Beyond is presented by Boeing and produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with NASA and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
(Editor’s note: The Science Center’s fall operating schedule will begin Tuesday, September 7. Fall hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The Science Center will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays and for all home day Browns games. The Science Center will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, September 6 for Labor Day.)
About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center, a finalist for the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, is home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and 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, historic Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, and more. The Science Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Visit for more information.