Educator Professional Development

Professional Development Programs

Evening for Educators
Tuesday, February 2
4 - 8 pm 

Join us for an evening of networking, planning and fun. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a drink ticket for beer or wine. Earn three hours of PD credit by participating in brief professional development sessions including:

  • How to book a Science Center field trip
  • What's new at the Science Center
  • Applying for field trip grants and funding
  • Building support from school administration for your field trip - curriculum, learning goals and outcomes
  • Making the most out of your field trip - before, during and after

Evening for Educators includes time to tour the Science Center, including our newest traveling exhibition, The Science of Ripley's Believe It Or Not!. Educators who attend receive a 10% discount off any 2015-2016 field trip. Call 216-621-2400 to register.


FREE Admission Every Day

Who says kids should have all the fun? The Science Center offers free general admission to Ohio teachers every day. Just bring your school ID and preview the exhibits before your next field trip. 

Discounted Family Memberships

Discounted family memberships are also available for teachers. You and your family can enjoy free general admission to the Science Center, NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Steamship William G. Mather and most traveling exhibitions all year long. Get discounts on our camp programs and free general admission to 360+ science centers and museums.Call 216-696-4576 for details.

Professional Development for Teachers

The Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE) offers custom hands-on workshops and facilitated planning for schools interested in Project Based Learning (PBL), from the theoretical underpinnings of PBL curriculum to assessment strategies. CISE is a collaboration among Cleveland State University, the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES), Great Lakes Science Center and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s MC2STEM High School. For information and pricing, contact Melissa Myerson with TIES at or 440-731-6609.

Educator Resources

We want to make it easy to prepare for your day at the Science Center. A wide range of videos and other web-based materials including Field Trip Planning 101Exhibit Video ProfilesEarly Childhood Education Resources, Special Exhibition Activity Guides and OMNIMAX Film Library and Educator Guides are available.