The Great Lakes Science Center has always been a great place for kids and kids love Halloween with all the spooky and mysterious stuff. It is only natural to put the two together for some really fun programs of spooky science. Check out the programs below.
The Titanic lies over two miles under the ocean’s surface. The challenge is getting there then getting back. Take a journey deep into the Atlantic Ocean to the resting place of the legendary ship. The movie also features interviews with two Titanic survivors.
The images from NASA are to say the least breathtaking. This film shares some of the images captured by the Hubble Telescope. Explore the farthest visible galaxies, travel the terrain of Mars, witness images of celestial structures and look deep inside clouds of nebula and marvel at their vivid color.
Flight of the Butterflies
Opens Wednesday, November 27
For years scientists wondered where the Monarch butterfly disappeared to when migrating south. This movie tells the story of the scientist who spent 40 years attempting to solve the mystery. It is a tale of extraordinary insect endurance and human perserverance.
Spooky Science Nights
Aboard the Screamship Mather
Saturday, October 19
Friday, October 25
Saturday, October 26
5:30 – 9:30 pm
It’s just a big boat that sailed the great lakes. Right? Or are there some spooky secrets about the William G. Mather that only come out at night? Depending on the age of your children, there are two tours. First is the “Little Goblins Tour” for ages 11 and under from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For the really brave older children there is the “Terror Tour” geared for kids 12 and older between 7:50 and 9:30 p.m.
During the evening there will be all kinds of Halloween themed activities in the Science Center itself including: screaming balloons, pumpkin explosions, glow-in-the-dark concoctions, cider and doughnuts. You can also watch the sparks fly as one million volts of electricity course through the body of one of our highly trained educators.
For an extra fee you can see “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs” on the giant Omnimax screen and learn the secret of the Egyptians or if you are really brave you can dissect a real eyeball. $12 ($10 members). Register by calling 216-621-2400.
Steamship William G. Mather
Open Saturdays and Sundays only
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Climb abroad this floating museum and discover a piece of Great Lakes history. Take a self-guided tour and explore this restored 618-foot freighter from stem to stern. See its huge cargo holds, brass and oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters and four-story engine room. Walk the decks and marvel at the “engineering firsts” that transformed Northeast Ohio into a great industrial center.
The Artifact Exhibition
Now through January 5, 2014
The Titanic exhibit is a true trip back in time that takes you through the history of the ill-fated voyage that took 1,500 lives and changed the way the world looked at technology. Journey through room by room as you see how the ship was built, the excitement of its maiden voyage and the artifacts left behind after its sinking.
For more information: http://www.greatscience.com/titanic/index.php
Camps and Classes
This season, it’s all about family fun – from Family Science Workshops and spooky Halloween events, to Scout programs and home-school offerings, we’ve got it all! Don’t miss out on our winter break camps in December and January! It’s eight days of hands-on, minds-on fun just for kids! Find out more and download a Family Fun Guide here: http://www.greatscience.com/family_fun.php
About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to engage visitors through fun, interactive experiences to stimulate curiosity about and encourage understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring Cleveland Clinic OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. For more information, contact the Science Center at 216-694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.