CLEVELAND (July 7, 2016) – The NASA Glenn Visitor Center is one of the most popular exhibit gallery areas at Great Lakes Science Center and if you’re not familiar with all the cool things to see, Space Adventure Week, which runs from July 25-31, is a great time to check it out!
As a special thank you to guests, and in celebration of NASA Glenn’s 75th anniversary, the Science Center will stay open from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, and all guests will receive FREE general admission during that time. The evening will feature special talks and demonstrations by NASA researchers highlighting Glenn’s areas of expertise.
Space Adventure Week features the Out of This World demonstration examining forces such as gravity and friction and how they affect humans, how we live and work on the Earth and aboard the International Space Station, and the Lift-Off Science Spectacular demonstration which explores the chemistry and physics of getting off the ground, the first step in any outer space launch.
Guests can visit the Picture Yourself in Space photo opportunity and take home a free souvenir photo of themselves in space, pose with Eva, a larger-than-life, inflatable “astronaut” from NASA who will be space walking around the Science Center, make a rubber band rocket, explore aerodynamics and air pressure by building their own “air rider” and watching it hover in a wind tube, and figure out how high they could jump on the moon and Mars.
The event is also a perfect opportunity to catch “A Beautiful Planet” in the Science Center’s six-story, domed OMNIMAX Theater. Filmed in cooperation with NASA and narrated by Jennifer Lawrence, “A Beautiful Planet” is a unique look at our world as captured by the astronauts on board the space station. (Extra admission applies for OMNIMAX movies.)
The Science Center has resumed its summer operating schedule and is open seven days a week through Labor Day weekend -- Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Fall operating schedule resumes once again after Labor Day weekend. The Science Center will be closed for cleaning and maintenance from September 6-16.
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. The Science Center is funded in part by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Visit GreatScience.com for more information. About NASA’s Glenn Research Center NASA Glenn was founded in 1941 as the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory, charged with improving the state of aircraft engines. Research on piston engines rapidly evolved to the emerging fields of jet engines and rocket propulsion. Since then, Glenn has continued to drive research, technology, and systems to advance aviation, enable exploration of the universe, and improve life on Earth. The center’s world-class test facilities, large wind tunnels, research aircraft, and more than 100 laboratories have positioned Glenn as the premier center for aerospace testing and technology maturation. For more information about NASA Glenn, visit www.nasa.gov/glenn.