Field Trips

School Field Trips

Want to ignite your students’ imaginations? Bring them to Great Lakes Science Center for a day of scientific exploration. Go on a space adventure in the NASA Glenn Visitor Center; investigate the wonders of science on our science phenomena floor; tour a historic Great Lakes freighter; experience movie magic in our six-story high Cleveland Clinic OMNIMAX Theater; learn about advances in biomedical technology; participate in a hands-on workshop and see live science demonstrations performed right before your eyes.

Great Lakes Science Center believes the best way to learn science is through experimentation and hands-on exploration. That’s why we engage students through fun, interactive experiences that make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive. We provide critical STEM education to more than 65,000 field trip students each year. Through informal science education, we inspire today’s students to become the scientifically engaged citizens of tomorrow.


2014 - 2015 Educator Guide

Ed Guide 2014 coverYou’ll be pleased to know that our programs and exhibits support your classroom curriculum by meeting Ohio Revised Standards and Common Core Standards in science, math and social studies. Download our 2014-15 Educator Guide and start planning your field trip soon!

Field Trip Planning 101

Teachers, planning a field trip soon? Watch our Field Trip Planning 101 video, which will answer your most frequently asked questions. Learn about what to expect from your field trip experience - from arriving at Great Lakes Science Center and getting to your workshop, to eating lunch and preparing for departure! 

Curious about the science behind some of our exhibits? View our exhibit video profiles!