Curiosity Carnival

Saturday, February 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 18, Noon - 5 p.m.
Monday, February 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Come one, come all to the Science Center's Curiosity Carnival! Experience the exhilarating sights and sounds of a carnival, while you discover the stupendous science behind magic, matter and illusions! 

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Strange Science Big Science Show
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
Time:     2:15 p.m. Saturday and Monday
              3:15 p.m. Sunday
Join us for stunning and stupendous science experiments that are sure to ignite your curiosity as we explore the wonder behind some pretty strange science.

Magic of Matter Demonstration
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
Time:     11:15 a.m. Saturday and Monday
              1:15 p.m. Sunday
Abracadabra! Calling all sorcerers and scientists to uncover the mystery behind what’s the matter with matter. We’ll discover the truth about why some materials behave in unexpected ways.

BASF Kids’ Lab: Candy Loves Chemistry 
Location: Demonstration Lab, Level 2
Time:     Noon Saturday and Monday
              2 p.m. Sunday
Just add water and watch as sweet surprises unfold and letters levitate. Get hands-on and explore the chemistry behind some of our favorite colorful candy.

NEORSD Wonders of Water Workshop 
Location: Demonstration Lab, Level 2
Time:     3 p.m. Saturday and Monday
              4 p.m. Sunday
Experience the wonders of water in this fun, hands-on family workshop sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD). Things will get wet while we explore microorganisms, water filtration and other technology that helps make our lake great.

Incredible Illusions Cart Activity
Location: BioMed Tech Gallery, Level 1
Time:     11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Monday
               1-4 p.m.  Sunday
Mind games or mysteries? Challenge your senses while exploring light and motion. Can you trick your brain into thinking it sees something that isn’t there?

Magnificent Motion Cart Activity
Location: NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Level 1
Time:     11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Monday
               1-4 p.m. Sunday
Have you ever seen a magician yank a tablecloth out from under a place-setting without breaking a single dish? You’ll see the principles behind how it works and learn about Newton’s forces in this fun and challenging hands-on activity.

Boat Float Engineering Challenge
Location:  Promenade, Lower Level
Time:     11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Monday
                1-4 p.m. Sunday
Join the regatta as you design and engineer your own wind-powered boat. Test its buoyancy and let it sail down the course. Try again with a different design and attempt to beat your own time!

Face Painting
Location:  Discover Gallery, Level 1
Time:     11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Monday
              1-4 p.m. Sunday
Pick a design and sit back as the masterpiece is painted on your cheek!

Guest Attraction!
Location:  Wintergarden, Lower Level
Time:     TBD
Cleveland Engineering Society: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 17
CWRU: AXE Chemistry Fraternity: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 17