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  • 1. Media Contact: Kristen Shorkey Marketing & PR Manager 216-696-3823 shorkeyk@glsc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SPEND A NIGHT WITH SCIENCE AT GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER View the night sky in the portable STARLAB Planetarium, program a robot, perform a DNA experiment and so much more! CLEVELAND (January 6, 2012) – Bring your sleeping bag and get ready to spend the night among your favorite exhibits! Great Lakes Science Center is hosting a variety of sleepovers for families and Scouts this winter and spring – from exploring the solar system and going on a late-night science adventure, to figuring out how to solve a crime. “We‟re always trying to engage our visitors and have them experience the world of science in unique ways, which is why we offer families and Scouts the opportunity to spend the night at the Science Center,” said Dante Centuori, director of creative productions at Great Lakes Science Center. “This year, we‟re offering more variety of sleepovers than ever before, including a brand new „Under the Sea‟ sleepover that is just for homeschooled students.” All sleepovers start at 6 pm and are $39 per person. Each include a late-night snack, breakfast, parking and free general admission to the Science Center the next day. Register for these events by calling 216-6212400 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm). All youth 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult (or when applicable, a Scout Leader). Visit GreatScience.com for information on all of our family fun programs. FAMILY SLEEPOVERS: • Science Adventure Friday, January 27 Calling all scientists! This overnight adventure is one giant science experiment for the entire family! Enjoy a large-scale Big Science Show and perform hands-on experiments while exploring different branches of science. Finish the night by taking a journey under the sea in the OMNIMAX movie Coral Reef. • Reach for the Stars Friday, February 10 Learn about stars, meteors, comets, black holes and more! Build and launch a rocket, view a real moon rock, train to become an astronaut, sample soil from Mars and experience the STARLAB Planetarium. Explore space while watching the OMNIMAX movie, Hubble. • NEW! Just for Homeschoolers: Under the Sea Friday, February 17 Splish, splash, drip! Discover the amazing chemical and physical properties of water. Take an incredible journey through the water cycle and get ready to compete in the H2Olympics. Conduct dry ice experiments and make liquid nitrogen ice cream! View the OMNIMAX movie, Under the Sea. • CSI Sleepover
  • 2. Friday, May 11 Someone, or someTHING, has been disturbing the Science Center‟s efforts to study a rare space rock. Crack a code and uncover the secrets to solve the case! Explore the Science Center in this wild and wacky hunt for adults and kids to do together. Analyze fingerprints and handwriting, measure blood splatter and bullet trajectories and perform DNA experiments to catch the culprit. Enjoy the OMNIMAX movie, Amazon. JUST FOR SCOUTS: • Boy Scout Sleepover: Robotics Two dates offered! Saturday, February 25 and Friday, April 6 Using the latest in LEGO NXT technology, spend the evening designing, building, programming and challenging other robots in a series of mini-competitions that will test your speed, accuracy and ability. Learn advanced programming skills and come to win! Enjoy the OMNIMAX movie, Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag. • Girl Scout Sleepover: Reach for the Stars Two dates offered! Friday, March 2 and Friday, March 16 Learn about stars, meteors, comets, black holes and more! Build and launch a rocket, view a real moon rock, train to become an astronaut, sample soil from Mars and experience the STARLAB Planetarium. Explore space while watching the OMNIMAX movie, Hubble. • Boy Scout Sleepover: Crime Scene Investigator Saturday, March 24 More than a popular TV series, crime scene investigators use many aspects of science to crack important cases. Scouts will learn how to gather clues using real fingerprinting, fiber analysis and shoe prints. Once you master the steps, you get to solve your own “crime!” • Boy Scout Sleepover: Reach for the Stars Friday, May 4 Learn about stars, meteors, comets, black holes and more! Build and launch a rocket, view a real moon rock, train to become an astronaut, sample soil from Mars and experience the STARLAB Planetarium. Explore space while watching the OMNIMAX movie, Hubble. About Great Lakes Science Center Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation‟s leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio‟s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to stimulate interest in and increase understanding of the sciences, with a particular emphasis on the interdependence of scientific, environmental and technological activities in the Great Lakes region. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com. ###

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