CLEVELAND (Nov. 30, 2015) – Have you ever wished you could make that mysterious fruitcake that shows up at the house every year around the holidays explode? What about making liquid nitrogen ice cream?

Great Lakes Science Center has both of those questions covered during Winter Week from Dec. 26 through Jan. 2, presented by Time Warner Cable.

Bring the family downtown, park in our attached garage and take a break from the new video games and electronic gadgets the kids got as gifts with hands-on, interactive Winter Week programs and activities. In addition to blowing up fruitcakes twice a day out on our front lawn, we’ve got carpet skating in the auditorium, hourly dance parties complete with artificial snowfall, magnetic ice fishing, and a public build project we’re calling “Create Our City – Winter in the CLE.”

Guests will be able to make their own Rudolph nose, and create their own artificial snow and New Year’s Eve noisemaker, which will come in handy during our special balloon drop for New Year’s Eve Eve at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Our demonstration labs will host liquid nitrogen ice cream sessions as well as BASF Kids’ Lab chemistry programs, and the Fire and Ice Big Science Show gets chilly with some cold-weather themed experiments and demonstrations.

All of the Winter Week fun is included with your regular Science Center admission, but a donation of a new or gently used winter coat would be greatly appreciated for our coat drive.

Winter Week is also closing week for our current special exhibition, 2TheXtreme: Math Alive! So if you haven’t experienced the Style Revolution 360 or the Boardercross virtual snowboard race, make sure you check it out during your Winter Week visit!

“Robots,” the newest film in the Science Center’s six-story OMNIMAX Theater, has several showings daily from Dec. 26-31 during Winter Week. The film takes you on a trip to robotics labs around the world and introduces you to CHIMP, ATLAS, PR-2, Herb the Butler and more as scientists use engineering and design to make humanoid characters less cyber and more human.

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.