Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 14 — Aeronautics, science missions, experiments and a NASA astronaut are just some of the special activities that are planned for this year’s Math and Science Week at Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio.

School groups from the around the Midwest will be visiting the world’s largest ride park located on the shores of Lake Erie to participate in the educational programs and activities that are designed for middle and high school students.  The five-day event will be held May 17-21 at various locations along the park’s midways.

Participating in the event will be NASA’s Glenn Research Center of Cleveland, The Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, COSI (Center of Science and Industry) of Columbus and the Detroit Science Center.

NASA’s Glenn Research Center and the Great Lakes Science Center will team up to present exhibits featuring Aeronautics and Microgravity Man throughout the entire week.

On Wednesday and Thursday, May 19-20, the Detroit Science Center will be presenting three displays on physical science:  Gravity & Centripetal Force, Conservation of Angular Momentum and Distribution of Mass.  COSI of Columbus will be providing exhibits and displays on Thursday and Friday, May 20-21.

On Friday, May 21, NASA astronaut Captain Michael J. Foreman will visit the park.  Foreman has flown more than 5,000 hours in more than 50 different aircraft.   He has also been a Mission Specialist on two space shuttle missions logging more than 26 days in space, including five spacewalks.  Foreman will make a presentation at 11 a.m. in the Good Time Theatre.

Cedar Point will also host two special events during the week.  The Wright Brass ensemble will perform at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday, May 17.  Wright Brass is one of four chamber ensembles within the United States Air Force Band of Flights and has performed at many colleges and universities throughout the country.

On Thursday, May 20, Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) drivers Joey Coulter, Patrick Sheltra, Robb Brent and current point-leader Justin Marks will be at the park to greet guests from 2-4 p.m. near the Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster.

For additional information about Math and Science Week, please visit cedarpoint.com or call the park’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.