CLEVELAND (March 8, 2016) – Spring into science during Eggsperiment! on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Great Lakes Science Center. Celebrate the amazing structure of the egg and find out if it’s really possible to stand on a carton of eggs without cracking any, why eggs are, well, egg-shaped, whether or not you can create a contraption that will safely deliver an egg from an 80-foot drop, and whether eggs can only balance upright during an equinox.

During this “EGGcelent EGGperience,” guests can also delve into the chemistry of candy, become structural engineers to build bridges for bunnies and discover how force and angles all play a role in elastic energy. All activities are FREE with paid admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Plus, for the weekend, members will receive an extra 5 percent off purchases in the Science Store (15 percent total discount).

(Great Lakes Science Center will be closed Sunday, March 27.)

Eggsperiment! Schedule:

Science Spectacular EGGStravaganza

Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1

12:15 & 2:15 p.m.

Watch in wonder as we explore the amazing structure of the egg! Is it really possible to stand on a carton of eggs without smashing them all to pieces? Do you need super-human strength to squeeze an egg until it breaks? Why are eggs, well, egg-shaped? Don’t miss this special Science Spectacular for all the answers!

Candy Loves Chemistry

Demonstration Labs, Level 2

1 & 3 p.m.

Unwrap sweet surprises behind the chemistry of dyes found in your favorite candies with this hands-on workshop.

Candy Bridges

NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Level 1

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Help Peter Cottontail and his pals find greener pastures on the other side of the pond by using candy and everyday items to build a sturdy bridge!

Egg Launch

BioMed Tech Gallery, Level 1

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Who knew launching eggs into a basket could be so scientific? Learn about force and angles as you experiment with elastic energy!

Equinox Egg Balance

Main Lobby, Level 1

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Have you ever heard someone claim that an egg will only balance upright during the fall or spring equinox thanks to the perfect tilt of the earth? Find out if this is true or false while you learn the science behind equinoxes and how seasons affect our world in mysterious ways.

Humpty Dumpty Plunge

Bytes Alcove, Level 2

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gather your family and friends to create the perfect contraption to protect your delicate egg from an 80 foot drop!

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, traveling exhibitions, OMNIMAX® Theater, Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, family workshops and more. We know the value of using real scientific challenges to encourage curiosity and experimentation. And we remain committed to developing the collaborations and community partnerships needed to stimulate innovation, improve STEM education, and cultivate the creative, critical thinkers who will shape the future of Northeast Ohio. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Visit for more information.