CLEVELAND (October 25, 2023) – Great Lakes Science Center invites guests to let their imagination run wild when Build It: Engineering Ideas Brick by Brick opens on Friday, November 3!
Whether you are a seasoned builder or a first-time explorer, this extraordinary wonderland of colorful bricks offers the perfect playground to construct your wildest ideas and take on exciting challenges. Guests can join forces with their fellow builders to connect, collaborate, and create larger-than-life masterpieces in the exhibit’s free build areas, and contribute to a large timber-frame playhouse structure.
Code a brick robot to victory, take on a bridge building challenge, or customize a race car and see what shape helps you get to the finish line the fastest! Younger builders can use oversized and soft bricks to construct their own creations as well in the exhibit’s early childhood area.
An LED wall will encourage guests to experiment with light and color while building an artistic masterpiece, and a collaborative mosaic wall will grow with community creations as the exhibit runs through April 15, 2024. Builders can try out the Brickit app that scans your available bricks and gives you build ideas, or play a brick-based version of “I spy” while searching through bricks to find different objects. Speed-based building challenges, photo stations for documenting your creations and even activity stations that will test your ability to build using only the sense of touch await!
Experience the awe-inspiring journey of Build It – a celebration of curiosity, creativity, and engineering, where the possibilities are endless and imagination knows no limits!
Build It: Engineering Ideas Brick by Brick is included with general admission. Plan your visit today at
About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the top ten museums in the nation as celebrated by the 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award for Best Science Museum. The Science Center 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, earned a 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid, a leading provider of insight and data about the non-profit world. The Science Center is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Visit for more information.