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Cleveland Creates Gallery at Great Lakes Science Center

The Cleveland Creates Gallery is a newer permanent exhibit inspired by the innovative spirit of the city that lies just outside the museum’s doors.  The new gallery underscores northeast Ohio’s story of manufacturing technology and represents a $2.25 million investment in changing the Science Center’s visitor experience.

Inside the gallery, guests will engage with interactive exhibits that dive into the realms of technology, sensors, data and remote robotics, and will give them an opportunity to explore the tools and skills that are driving advances in Northeast Ohio.

“The interactive exhibits within this new entrance gallery are an outgrowth of the Science Center’s programs,” said Kirsten Ellenbogen, Science Center president & CEO. “Many of our programs for schools have explored these topics and led us to this moment, including our Robotics Initiative for youth, our annual Manufacturing Day event, and workshops that introduce the Internet of Things, blockchain and more.”

Stationed throughout the gallery are real-life representations of STEM professionals from across the community, covering industries such as aeronautics, automation, remote robotics, steel and chemistry.  These authentic and representational members of the community are embedded into the exhibits that will inspire guests to see themselves confidently in the STEM-rich workforce of tomorrow. The gallery was developed, designed and fabricated with a multi-lingual approach including dual language interactives, videos and labels for broader inclusion.

The Cleveland Creates Gallery is included with general admission to the Science Center.

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