Many scientific discoveries have benefited mankind, but none compare to Benjamin Franklin’s realization that kites get wet in the rain. Fish the heavens for more findings with this Groupon.
$60 for Yuri’s Night Space Party for Two Adults ($120 Value)
The space party takes place on Saturday, April 7 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and includes:
- Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres
- Trivia contest with a NASA astronaut
- Science shows and demonstrations
- Live music by Disco Inferno
- Costume contest
- NASA Glenn Visitor Center displays
- 501st Legion dressed in Star Wars costumes
- Jello shots and specialty cocktails (additional fee)
- Admission to midnight screening of Hubble at OMNIMAX Theater provided for first 200 guests to arrive<p>
Yuri’s night is a yearly gathering in honor of the history of human space exploration. Named after the first person to be launched into the great unknown, Yuri Gagarin, Yuri’s Night is celebrated around the world and is intended to inspire support and interest in space exploration. Across the globe, scientists, astronauts, and anyone fascinated by the cosmos gather for music, dancing, demonstrations, screenings, and the return of Ziggy Stardust.<p>
Great Lakes Science Center
A 150-foot wind turbine heralds the entryway of Great Lakes Science Center. Combined with a 300-foot solar canopy, the turbine supplies 6% of the museum's power but also serves another purpose: to drive home the science center's commitment to research, education, and scientific discovery. Inside the Alternative Energy exhibit, visitors can touch their fingertips to a kiosk that displays real-time and historical data on energy consumption. Or, at the Steamship William G. Mather, visitors can explore a four-story engine room that once propelled the 618-foot flagship. After exploring the lunar lander models and flight simulators of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, visitors can track moon dust to the Omnimax Theater and absorb scientific knowledge through 11,600 watts of digital sound.
In addition to presenting exhibits to more than 300,000 visitors annually, the science center leads the charge on science education. Onsite scientists organize space and curriculum for freshmen in the Cleveland metropolitan school district's inaugural STEM high school. The school teaches in a project-based learning environment where students are encouraged to delve into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114