Join us for family friendly fun December 26 - January 7!

 

When the kids get that glazed look in their eyes from too many hours of video games and electronic holiday gift gadgets, it’s time to get out of the house and head to Winter Wonder Days at Great Lakes Science Center!

Start a new family tradition making memories over the holiday break while exploring the hands-on activities, programs and demonstrations of Winter Wonder Days at the Science Center from December 26 through January 7. From indoor carpet skating to liquid nitrogen ice cream demonstrations, there’s wintry themed family fun for everyone.

All activities are FREE with general admission! No advance registration required.

 

CryoBlast Big Science Show
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
Time:     2:15 p.m. Monday through Saturday
              3:15 p.m. Sunday
We experiment with extreme temperature -- sometimes with explosive results -- in this really “cool” demonstration.

Fire and Ice Science Spectacular
Location: Cleveland Creates Zone, Level 1
Time:     12:15 p.m. Monday through Saturday
               1:15 p.m. Sunday
We put the sizzle in science and heat things up! We experiment with flames and fire and watch when extreme heat and cold come together with surprising results.

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Demonstration
Location: Demonstration Labs, Level 2
Time:     1 & 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday
              4 p.m. Sunday
Learn about the states of matter in this deliciously fun demonstration and enjoy the results of our experiment.

Dancing in the Snow
Location: Wintergarden, Lower Level
Time:     11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday
               3 p.m. Sunday
Put on your dancing shoes and grab a partner, we’re going to make it “snow” indoors for a dance party! Come a little early to join in on pre-dance fun.

Toy Train Maker Shop
Location: NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Level 1
Time:     11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday
                1-4 p.m. Sunday
Use your imagination as you design and build a toy train, bridge, structure or other cardboard creation and add it to our winding miniature city-scape.

Carpet Skating
Location: Reinberger Auditorium, Lower Level
Time:     11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday
                1-4 p.m. Sunday
Warm up by strapping on a pair of “fun skates” and take a spin around the carpet rink.

PolySnow 
Location: BioMedTech Gallery, Level 1
Time:     11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday
                1-4 p.m. Sunday
Just add water! Learn about chemistry and super-absorbent polymers, and take home your very own snow that won’t melt in your hands. Supported by BASF.

New Year’s Eve Eve Celebration
Location: Wintergarden, Lower Level
Time:      Saturday, December 30, 2:00 p.m.
Ring in the New Year a little early with a fruitcake explosion countdown and 2,018 balloons dropping from the top level of the Wintergarden atrium at 2:18 p.m.