One of our favorite places to take Kora & Logan in Cleveland is the Great Lakes Science Center.
The kids have so much fun every time we are there, running from one exhibit to another trying to figure out how everything works.
We recently took a trip to the Science Center to check out the Strange Matter exhibit and to see the new IMAX Dolphins movie at the Omnimax Theater.
Kora & Logan had a great time at the Strange Matter exhibit. They found it fascinating to learn new things about everyday “stuff.”
One of their favorite stations was a guessing game trying match up an extreme close-up photo with an object. There was a loaf of bread, a bone, a sponge, and more.
They also enjoyed looking at a column of foam as it stretched toward the ceiling, placing various color panes on a light box and watching what happens when they stack one color on another, and using a blower to heat metal flowers to help them “grow” and then lauging as a boot came down to stomp them so they could start all over again!
Next, we stopped by the new Nasa Glenn Visitor Center that is now a part of the Great Lakes Science Center. It wasn’t surprising that this was the most crowded are of the Science Center on a Tuesday afternoon – it’s a fantastic display of more than 50 exhibits. Tired Dad Dave and I were amazed at the Skylab Apollo 3 Command Module and Kora & Logan thought the “spaceship” was very neat. The next time we are at the Science Center we will make a point to visit the Nasa Glenn Visitor Center to see everything we missed the first time.
Before the movie, we headed up to Kora & Logan’s favorite section of the Great Lakes Science Center – The Polymer Funhouse and Port Polymer It’s an entire area dedicated to children ages 7 and under and the kids love it! It has so many exhibits both indoor and out, that we almost never get to them all in one visit.
Here’s our highlight reel of the Polymer Funhouse and Port Polymer.
After burning off some energy at the Funhouse we went to the 1 pm showing of the IMAX movie Dolphins at the OMNIMAX Theater. It was a wonderful time to go because we practically had the theater to ourselves. I knew Kora & Logan would have a tough time whispering for 45 minutes, so knowing they wouldn’t be bothering anyone nearby with their excited voices made it more fun for everyone.
The Dolphins movie was fantastic! Kora & Logan absolutely loved it. It’s hard to say which part they enjoyed the most – the feeling of flying over the ocean, riding in a boat, swimming underwater, or watching the dolphins themselves.
While they both enjoyed the movie, Logan was a little nervous so Kora held his hand throughout. Kora on the other hand, absolutely loved the movie. She pointed things out, watched in awe, and laughed. It was so cute!
If you’re considering taking your preschoolers to see the IMAX Dolphins movie, we highly recommended. It was wonderful family fun for all and we learned a lot too!
As Kora & Logan get older, I envision many more trips to the Great Lakes Science Center and the OMNIMAX Theater, especially because we recently discovered they offer Free Tuesdays for Youth. Children ages 18 and under can enjoy free admission to the Great Lakes Science Center when accompanied by an adult. (*Note – the offer does not extend to the Omnimax Theater or the Steamship William G. Mather).
What about you? Does your family enjoy your local Science Center too?
Thank you to the Great Lakes Science Center for providing the admission tickets for review. No compensation was provided. The opinions are mine and that of my family.