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Great Lakes Science Center opens new aerospace exhibition ‘Above and Beyond’

Get ready to explore the future of aerospace technology and air travel with Great Lakes Science Center’s newest exhibition, Above and Beyond, an interactive experience presented by Parker Aerospace.

Guests will launch into the future at Above and Beyond with 5,000 square feet of unprecedented interactive demonstrations of the advances in aviation and aerospace from the first powered flights to the newest innovations. 

“The Science Center is thrilled to offer this incredible, interactive exhibition that highlights the science and wonder of flight,” said president & CEO Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen.  “From the moment guests enter through an immersive theater experience they will feel the excitement and inspiration that has accompanied humanity’s quest for flight.”

Within the exhibition, guests will be able to step into a simulated space elevator that takes them to the edge of the universe, design and test a supersonic jet to face off in a virtual high speed flying competition, experience a flight simulation with motion-sensing technology to get a sense of what it’s like to fly like a bird, and discover concepts for future aircraft.

“Parker is proud to help bring this fascinating exhibition to northeast Ohio, a land of world-class technology, innovation and education and home to Parker Aerospace.  It is more meaningful because it is in Cleveland, the community we call home,” said Parker Aerospace President Roger Sherrard.  

Above and Beyond runs through Sunday, January 2, 2021 and is included with general admission to the Science Center.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Fall hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday–Saturday and noon–5 p.m. on Sundays.  The Science Center will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays and for all home day Browns games.