Tour the Ship that Built Cleveland!
Steamship William G. Mather
The Steamship William G. Mather is closed for the season. Check back in May for spring hours!
Open May – October
Discover what life onboard a working Great Lakes freighter was like as you tour this restored 618-foot historic flagship. Explore the 1925-built Mather from stem to stern and see its huge cargo holds, brass and oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters and four-story engine room. Walk the decks and marvel at the “engineering firsts” that helped transform Northeast Ohio into a great industrial center. Experience the golden era of steamboats on one of the best! Learn more about the Mather.
The Great Lakes Story
Discover more than a dozen interactive exhibits that tell the story of how the Great Lakes were formed, what environmental threats they face, and how we’re using science and technology to help restore the health of these great bodies of water.
Hard-Hat Tours are closed for the 2013 season. Check back for our 2014 schedule!
Explore the Mather like you never have before. Join us on this in-depth, hard hat tour and explore the behind-the-scenes of the Mather. Space is limited and advance reservations required. (Walk-up registrants are not allowed.) $20 per/person. Includes admission to the Steamship Mather after the tour. Tour is open to guests ages 12 and older. Call 216-621-2400 to register.
Hours and Tickets
May, September, October
Saturdays and Sundays only
11 am – 5 pm
June, July, August
Tuesday – Sunday
11 am – 5 pm
Dates and times are subject to change. The historic Mather has limited handicapped accessibility.
Adults – $8
Seniors (65+) – $7
Youth (5 – 12 years) – $6
Under 5 – FREE
Great Lakes Science Center members – FREE
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