Welcome, Educators

If you’re looking for informal science education, there’s no better place in Northeast Ohio than Great Lakes Science Center. We believe the best way to learn science is through experimentation and hands-on exploration. We engage students and educators through fun, interactive experiences that stimulate curiosity and encourage understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Whether you’re looking for an unforgettable field trip experience for your students or a new teacher professional development program for yourself, Great Lakes Science Center will inspire your inner scientist. Find out more about field trips.

2016 - 2017 Educator Guide

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Our Educator Guide makes field trip planning easy. Get information on all of our hands-on exhibits and attractions, live science demonstrations and new workshops, special teacher programs and field trip packages. Best of all, you’ll get at-a-glance information on which of our programs align with the new Ohio Revised Standards. 

FREE General Admission for Ohio Teachers

We encourage teachers to use Great Lakes Science Center as a teaching resource so we offer FREE general admission to Ohio teachers every day! Just bring your school ID and enjoy free admission to our signature hands-on exhibits, NASA Glenn Visitor Center and Steamship William G. Mather. Come and preview Great Lakes Science Center before your next field trip. Call 216-694-2000 or visit the Box Office for more information.

Family Memberships for Ohio Educators

Ohio-licensed educators receive a special rate when joining at any level of family membership. Members enjoy a full year of free, unlimited general admission to the Science Center, NASA Glenn Visitor Center and the Mather Steamship plus free general admission to more than 360 science centers worldwide. Call 216-696-4576 or visit the Box Office for more information.

OH!The Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program recognizes and rewards star student and teachers throughout the State Of Ohio.  Outstanding Teachers are nominated for their excellence, leadership, creativity, dedication and commitment to education.  Academic All Stars are recognized for achieving academic excellence, citizenship and leadership both in and out of the classroom.  The program runs from September through May for grades k-12. To nominate a teacher or student please visit our web site at and click on “supporting education” or call 216-774-5688 and someone will be happy to assist you.