Exploring the William G. Mather Steamship
Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave Cleveland, OH 44114
- Why do you love it?: Great views of the city and fun to explore!
- When is the best time to go?: May, September, October
Saturdays and Sundays only
11 am – 5 pm
June, July, August
Tuesday – Sunday
11 am – 5 pm
- Who else would love it? : Kids, history buffs, science lovers
- Who goes with you?: Friends and family
Open May – October
Discover what life onboard a working Great Lakes freighter was like as you tour this restored 618-foot historic flagship. Explore the 1925-built Mather from stem to stern and see its huge cargo holds, brass and oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters and four-story engine room. Walk the decks and marvel at the “engineering firsts” that helped transform Northeast Ohio into a great industrial center. Experience the golden era of steamboats on one of the best! Learn more about the Mather.
The Great Lakes Story
Discover more than a dozen interactive exhibits that tell the story of how the Great Lakes were formed, what environmental threats they face, and how we’re using science and technology to help restore the health of these great bodies of water.
Adults – $8
Seniors (65+) – $7
Youth (5 – 12 years) – $6
Under 5 – FREE
Great Lakes Science Center members – FREE