CLEVELAND (November 30, 2016) – When the kids get that glazed look in their eyes from too many hours of video games and electronic holiday gift gadgets, it’s time to get out of the house and head to Winter Week at Great Lakes Science Center!

Start a new family tradition making memories over the holiday break while exploring the hands-on activities, programs and demonstrations of Winter Week at the Science Center from December 26 through 31. From fruitcake explosions on the front lawn three times a day to liquid nitrogen ice cream demonstrations, there’s wintry themed family fun for everyone.

The Fire & Ice Big Science Show features amazing experiments with extreme hot and cold temperatures, the Light Up Winter Wonders activity lets guests use LEDs and simple circuits to light up snowflakes, guests add to the Science Center’s miniature winter cityscape using cardboard and their imagination to build a toy train, bridge or other structure, and they can take home their own polysnow – an absorbent polymer that won’t melt in their hands.

Carpet skating in the Auditorium, magnetic ice fishing for the youngest scientists, an hourly dance party in the snow and a special New Year’s Eve Eve celebration at 2:17 p.m. on Friday, December 30 with 2,017 balloons dropping from the top level of the atrium add to the festivities.

Best of all, the extra Winter Week fun is included with general admission to the Science Center.

Winter Break Camp registration is open now!

Winter Break Camp at the Science Center is another great opportunity to keep the kids active and engaged over winter vacation. This year, the Science Center is offering nine different camps for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. Kids can attend for a single day, or the entire series! Camps are divided by age and content is tailored to the different grade levels. School break camps are $55 per day ($50 for members) and run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with an option for an extended day from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Registration is open now, visit or call 216-621-2400.

Winter Break Camp kicks off on Monday, December 19 and runs through Friday, December 30 (no camp on Monday, December 26). This year’s themes include Animation Station, Good Vibrations – Science of Sound, Space: To Infinity and Beyond, CSI: The Case of the Finicky Flu, From Here to There: Transportation, Amazing Architect, Outbreak: The Science of Survival, Spark Space: Toy Extravaganza and LEGO: Arctic Exploration.

Pajama-rama featuring “Frozen”

Tickets are going fast for Pajama-rama featuring “Frozen” this year! On Saturday, December 10 and Saturday, December 17, your family can enjoy this animated musical fan favorite while sporting their coziest PJs in the newly remodeled all digital Cleveland Clinic DOME theater! Hear the songs like never before through the theater’s brand new 11,600 watt digital sound system. Tickets include a hot cocoa bar and snacks before the movie. Check-in for the event begins at 2:45 p.m. with the movie starting at approximately 3:30. Tickets are $16 per person ($12 for members) for Pajama-rama screenings and include refreshments. Tickets are available by phone at 216-621-2400 or online at

(Editor’s note: Fall/winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The Science Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Mondays and during all Cleveland Browns home games.)

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, the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, family workshops 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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