BioMedTech

BioMedTech Gallery

Enter the fascinating world of biomedical technology and engineering. Explore interactive exhibits, videos and educational displays focusing on genomics, stem cells, prosthetics, functional electrical stimulation (FES) and medical imaging. Discover how these cutting-edge technologies impact our lives.

Control a robotic prosthetic arm; learn about positron emission tomography (PET) scan technology; and get up close to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. Explore the inside of a stomach with an endoscopic camera; put together a DNA puzzle; and learn about the work being done by local researchers to develop innovative medical technologies. Use our career kiosk to explore medical careers and find out if the biomedical field is right for you.

Visit our staff-led mobile explorer cart featuring hands-on activities that give you a close-up look at biomedical technology. Explore genetic code, manipulate tiny tools and simulate minimally invasive surgical techniques. Cart activities are available on select dates.

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Special Programs

Perioperative Nursing Day
Saturday, November 8
10 am - 2 pm

Investigate the world of perioperative nursing. Meet nurses from the Cleveland Clinic, engage in hands-on activities and find out if you have what it takes to become a surgical nurse. Free with paid admission to the Science Center.

Diabetes Awareness Day
Saturday, November 8
11 am - 1 pm

Learn about diabetes and its impact on your health and wellness. Meet representatives from the department of pediatric endocrinology at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and find out how they diagnose, treat and help prevent diabetes in youth and teens. Meet Bo, the Take Care Bear, from University Hospitals’ Care Team. Get active with music, participate in hands-on activities and explore our new Clinical Trial Challenge exhibit. Interact with local researchers and clinicians from the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. Free with paid admission to the Science Center.


Eductional Programs for School Groups

Great Lakes Science Center’s multi-faceted education program, BioMedTech: Students Translating and Exploring Medicine (BMT: STEM), examines health and wellness though the lens of biomedical research. BMT: STEM showcases local researchers from the Cleveland Clinic and Translational Science Collaborative and explores how different approaches to research help to prevent and improve treatments for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Programs are free with paid admission to the Science Center.

BMT: STEM’s programs align with national and state standards to supplement classroom instruction and are funded by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about BMT: STEM.

See the 2014-2015 schedule of educational programs for school groups.