CLEVELAND (March 13, 2020) – Great Lakes Science Center will close the museum to the public effective tomorrow, March 13, 2020, in accordance with the new order from state health officials restricting large gatherings as part of the efforts to limit community exposure to the novel coronavirus.

The closure will be in place for the foreseeable future. This will include any private rental events, fee-based programs, Cleveland Clinic DOME movie screenings, the free admission event that was scheduled for Saturday evening on March 14, the opening day of the Body Worlds Rx exhibition scheduled for March 20, and the first week of Camp Curiosity Spring Break camps scheduled for the week of March 23. Full refunds will be issued to guests who had registered for spring break camps scheduled the week of March 23.

The safety of our staff, partners, and guests remains our top priority. If you were planning an event, or have a question about a program registration, please email us at, or call us at 216-621-2400.

We are following recommendations from the Ohio Department of Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. The Science Center will reopen as soon as it is determined safe and responsible to do so. We appreciate the patience of our guests and members, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

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, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, is funded in part by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Visit for more information.