CLEVELAND, OH – (January 22, 2019) – Shake off the winter blahs over the long Presidents Day weekend with a trip downtown to Great Lakes Science Center for Curiosity Carnival!

Around the world, winter carnivals are celebrated outdoors in places where the winters are particularly long and cold. Guests of all ages will enjoy our science carnival indoors (out of the cold!) with lots of special hands-on activities, amazing science demonstrations and all of the Science Center’s interactive exhibits -- so join us over the three-day weekend on Saturday, February 16 through Monday, February 18. All Curiosity Carnival activities are included with general admission!

Ignite your curiosity with stupendous science demonstrations during the Strange Science and Electric Madness big science shows, mix concoctions and explore the chemistry present in our everyday lives in the Curious Chemistry Learning Lab sponsored by BASF, and challenge your senses investigating the “impossible cube” and peppergram holograms with an Incredible Illusions activity.

Gather your team for a special Launch into Space engineering challenge! Our Wintergarden atrium will transform into a launch zone as guests design and engineer their own rockets and test them for distance and accuracy. Go head to head against a family member or friend, or compete against your own record.

Investigate the power of energy and explore alternative energy sources during the Energy Investigator activity. Guests can build their own wind turbine fan and test it on a motor to see how much electricity it can generate.
And of course, no trip to the Science Center would be complete without checking out the hands-on exhibits in the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Cleveland Creates Zone or Science Phenomena floor!

(Editor’s note: The Science Center’s normal fall/winter operating schedule is Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, but will be open Monday, February 18 (Presidents Day) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Curiosity Carnival event.)

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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