The Great Lakes Science Center (601 Erieside Avenue) is described as a “fun-filled” and “brain-building” experience for families and students. More than 400 exhibits include interactive experiments, demonstrations, the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Polymer Funhouse play area, Great Lakes freighter William G. Mather, and more. The center is home to the freshman class of Cleveland’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) High School.
Four miles from downtown, Cleveland’s University Circle is a premier urban district and world-class center of education, medical, religious, and arts and cultural institutions. One example is The Cleveland Museum of Art (11150 East Boulevard). Founded in 1913, it houses 30,000 works of art that span 5,000 years. Surrounding the area are historic 19th-century mansions and carriage houses restored as hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops.