Star Spangled Science

July 2-4, 2017

Have a blast and celebrate the holiday weekend with themed activities and demonstrations. All extra activities are included with paid general admission.

Red, White and Boom Science Spectacular
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
Times: 3:15 p.m. Sunday 
1:15 p.m. Monday & Tuesday

Watch in wonder while we explore the chemistry and physics of things that go up, materials that change color and the science of things that go flash . . . and bang!

Watermelon Explosion
Location: Harbor, Outside Lower Level
Times:  2:15 p.m. & 4:15 p.m. Sunday
12:15 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. Monday & Tuesday
Nothing says summer like watermelon and fireworks. What happens when you combine a chemical reaction, the explosion of fireworks and a watermelon? Be sure to stop out and see for yourself in this explosively fun demonstration.

Alka-Seltzer Rockets
Location: Harbor, Outside Lower Level (weather permitting)
Times: 1-4 p.m. Sunday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday & Tuesday  
Countdown to launch . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1! Have you ever wondered how fireworks get so high in the sky? Explore chemistry and physics while launching your own rocket using common fuel, then stand back as your rocket soars into the sky.

BASF Kids’ Lab: Rainbow Connection
Location: Demonstration Labs, Level 2
Times: 1 p.m. Sunday 
11 a.m. Monday & Tuesday
Ooh and ahh while we explore the rainbow of colors that light up the night sky as fireworks explode. We will learn about color and chromatography in this fun, hands-on workshop using the pigments and dyes of rainbow candy, markers and more to make a colorful paper firework to take home!  

Light-up Duck® Tape Wearable
Location: NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Level 1
Times: 1-4 p.m. Sunday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday & Tuesday
Let your imagination soar as you use Duck® Tape and LEDs to make a necklace, pin, hat, bracelet, or other piece of flair to wear as you shine the night away. 

Build It Bonanza: Holiday Edition
Location: Promenade, Lower Level
Times: 1-4 p.m. Sunday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday & Tuesday
Use your imagination and engineering skills as you use LEGO bricks to create your favorite holiday tradition and leave it behind as we fill the space with mosaics and masterpieces that represent our favorites of the holiday.