CLEVELAND (August 4, 2017) – Start a new family tradition this Labor Day weekend and enjoy the Air Show from Great Lakes Science Center.
Located on North Coast Harbor, the Science Center has two different family friendly options that offer some of the best Air Show views in Cleveland. From September 2-4, guests can check out the Air Show Deck Party aboard the historic Steamship William G. Mather, or relax on the Science Center terrace that overlooks the harbor for the Air Show Family Picnic.

Deck Party on the Mather

- On board the Steamship William G. Mather Includes access to adjacent beer garden and on and off access to the ship for the day

- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 2-4 (check-in begins at 10 a.m.)

- Guests should bring chairs, as seating on the deck of the ship is not provided

- Tickets are $19 per person ($16 for Science Center members)

Family Picnic on the Terrace

- Outside on the Science Center terrace overlooking the harbor

- Includes general admission to the Science Center and family games and activities

- Includes buffet lunch (choice of a hot dog, hamburger or cheeseburger as well as chips and a soft drink) as well as access to the beer garden (alcoholic beverages must be purchased separately)

- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 2-4 (check-in begins at 10 a.m.)

- Seating is provided but guests may bring their own chairs as well

- Tickets are $29 for adults, $27 for children and $19 for Science Center members

Guests may purchase tickets to both events and save $5 off per person – total cost $43 for adults, $41 for children or $35 for members. The beer garden will be available on all dates and is open to everyone. Alcohol must stay in the beer garden. It cannot be brought onto the Mather or into the Science Center. Tickets for either event can be purchased online at or by calling 216-621-2400.

The Science Center continues its summer operating schedule through Tuesday, September 5 -- Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The Science Center will be closed for cleaning and maintenance from September 6-15.

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 for more information.

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