Free Science Demonstrations

Available by request with paid general admission. Duration: 30 minutes. Capacity: 100 unless otherwise specified.

Go for Launch
The first step in space travel is getting off the ground. Dramatic displays of chemistry and physics principles are the stars of this show. From simple pressure rockets that show basic thrust, to actual fuel-burning "boosters", things will go up and come back down with a flash and a bang! CHM; PHY

Energize It!
Potential energy becomes sound, light and excitement during this colorful and loud demonstration. Simple chemical compounds can change the properties of explosions to make an engaging scientific show. CHM; PHY' EVS; M

Hands-On Workshops

$120 per class (up to 30 students). Additional sessions will be scheduled for groups larger than 30. Duration: 30 minutes.

Engineering Challenges: Parachutes
Combine the forces of lift, drag and gravity with materials and design elements to create parachutes. Test your design by dropping your parachute from a height of 80 feet. Can you do it without cracking the raw egg payload? PHY; SL; RST; WHST

Operation Heart Dissection
Tour the body's pump with a guided dissection of a pig heart. Cut into the heart to reveal the four chambers, peer into the aorta and inspect blood vessels up close. Watch a narrated, recorded surgical procedure to see how cardiac surgeons operate on this essential organ with expertise and care. Duration: 90 minutes. BIO; SL; RST; WHST

Career Days

Programs are free for students with paid general admission. Advance reservations are required. Call 216-621-2400 to register.

Health Careers Day

November 18

Meet local medical professionals and higher education representatives to explore a variety of biomedical education programs and diverse career options in health and medicine.

Engineering Careers Day

March 3

Find out what engineers do! Discover the wide variety of internships and career paths in the field of electrical, biomedical, mechanical, aerospace, civil and chemical engineering.

Free NASA Day – Engineering for Space

Friday, October 7

Free general admission for all Ohio schools. Celebrate World Space Week and enjoy NASA speakers and space-themed activities and demonstrations. Advance reservations required. Please call 216-621-2400 for details. Does not include DOME Theater or Steamship William G. Mather.