​Treat your family to a back-to-school send off with FREE youth admission for all kids ages 2-12 on Monday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In collaboration with the NASA Glenn Research Center, all youth general admission tickets will be free (children must be accompanied by an adult). Guests can check out explosive demonstrations like Force and Motion, learn more about 3-D printers, blast off with a Big Science Show at 2:15 p.m., and take home a souvenir photo from the “Picture Yourself in Space” photo booth from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This special event is also a great opportunity to visit the LEGO-inspired Build It! exhibition, presented by ArcelorMittal. Now in its third and final phase – Move It! -- runs through September 4 and focuses on LEGOs that move. Hands-on building stations and amazing LEGO sculptures from around the country inspire guests of all ages to be creative and take their building skills to the next level. 



Force and Motion

11:15 a.m.
Cleveland Creates Zone
Objects fly in this fun, high energy demonstration about forces. Watch in amazement while materials launch through the room, and explore the forces that affect an object’s motion.


Energize it

12:15 p.m.
Cleveland Creates Zone
Thermal, chemical, potential and kinetic, oh my! Energy is all around us and we’ll investigate how energy can transform in a variety of ways, sometimes with explosive results!


Lift Off Big Science Show

2:15 p.m.
Cleveland Creates Zone
Before you can launch into outer space, the first step is getting off the ground. Things that go up must come down -- sometimes with a bang!


Hands-on activities:

3-D printer cart

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Watch our 3-D printer in action as we put a fun spin on pinhole viewers, a common tool used to observe solar events such as the upcoming eclipse. Learn how this technology works and what it can be used for.


Picture Yourself in Space

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Imagine yourself soaring through the stars while posing for a free souvenir photograph.


Photo Op with “Eva”

Pose for a picture with our larger than life astronaut, Eva, as she makes surprise appearances throughout the day.