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Explore It! Member Only Hours

The second phase of Build It!, Explore It! is a 9-day brick festival running from May 27 through June 4 featuring workshops, opportunities to meet LEGO experts, hand-selected sculptures from some of the best LEGO artists in the country and a few LEGO related surprises! 

May 28

Exhibition opens early at 11 a.m. for MEMBERS ONLY!
Meet  7 different Lego artists from around the country and view their amazing sculptures before we open our doors to the general public!

Featured artists include:

  • Paul Janssen from Columbus, Ohio. Paul is known for his 1,000,000 Lego model of the Ohio State Buckeyes Stadium. Stop by to see the debut of his newest creation!
  • Lia Chan from Fort Worth, Texas is bringing four of her NASA replicas including a simulation of the final shuttle launch of STS-135.
  • Visit Matt De Lanoy’s 110”X 50” model of the Simpsons’ Springfield to see all of your favorite characters.
  • See Tom Atkison’s  awe-inspiring “Great Ball Contraption” at work. Click here  to learn about Tom’s creation from Brickworld Indy 2017.

June 4

Exhibition opens early at 11 a.m. for MEMBERS ONLY!
Meet 7 local members of the Northeast Ohio Lego User Group (NEOLUG) and their Lego sculptures before we open our doors to the general public!

Featured artists include:

  • Adrian Drake, known for his seven-foot long model of the spaceship “Serenity” from the cult-classic TV show “Firefly”. Adrian will also present models of Winnie the Pooh and a six-foot tall replica of Bender from “Futurama”
  • John Stephens has built a micropolis filled with Cleveland landmarks such as  Great Lakes Science Center, West Side Market and Tower city.
  • Wayne Peltz brings with him life-like Lego mosaics of popular Cleveland Indians players Terry Francona and Francisco Lindor as well as the Indians logo.
  • Welcome Wilbert Mckinley’s Teach Fleet from Maryland and build your own mini ship replicas while learning about the STEM behind the real life versions.

Exclusive Workshops for GLSC Members

Enjoy a personalized experience in our Spark Space, the Cleveland Creates Maker Zone located at the Science Center. Meet our specialized staff and learn how to solder a circuit, cut materials with our laser cutter or use the state of the art 3-D printer! Each workshop includes a one free parking pass for the Science Center's attached garage.

Register online or call 216-621-2400  

Lights, Camera, Action! - with special guest Michael Hickox
Saturday, May 27, 2017
1 - 3 p.m.
Cost: $20

Become a stage manager, artist, engineer and playwright in this awesome production! Build a miniature theater set, complete with working LEDs, and film your own play using stop-motion animation! This workshop will be led by stop-motion expert Michael Hickox!

FREE Membership Upgrade

If your employer matches charitable donations you can receive a FREE membership upgrade!  Visit or contact the membership department at 216-696-4576 for further details on how to find out if your employer will match your membership gift.  Upgrade and receive more member benefits!