Learn about the fascinating processes of nature and witness rare specimens at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. This 220 hectare (550 acre) educational complex boats a wealth of artifacts relating to zoology, paleontology, mineralogy, and much more accompanied by informative and interactive displays. A full-scale stegosaurus model, one of the museum's highlights, greets visitors on the lawn. Also look out for the skeleton of an early human ancestor, the remains of Balto the sled dog, and a T. rex skeleton. Step outside to discover typical Ohio fauna, including river otters, deer, falcons, and many other creatures. PutCleveland Museum of Natural History into our Cleveland trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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I hate saying bad things about Museums as I know how much they can contribute to the lives of its visitors and the area around it as a whole. I also realize it's not totally fair to badmouth a place..... more
I hate saying bad things about Museums as I know how much they can contribute to the lives of its visitors and the area around it as a whole. I also realize it's not totally fair to badmouth a place..... more »
Paid for 7 people and 1/2 left to go to art museum bc there was nothing to do other than watch movie and planetarium. Should have been free. Typically, I love this museum. It should be closed til...
Paid for 7 people and 1/2 left to go to art museum bc there was nothing to do other than watch movie and planetarium. Should have been free. Typically, I love this museum. It should be closed til... more »
Not worth the drive. The museum is undergoing work and has extremely limited displays. 3 cases of butterflies and insects, 1 dino mock-up, 5 or so screen prints of Warhol art. A planetarium if you..... more
Not worth the drive. The museum is undergoing work and has extremely limited displays. 3 cases of butterflies and insects, 1 dino mock-up, 5 or so screen prints of Warhol art. A planetarium if you..... more »
My family really enjoyed our time at the Natural History Museum. My favorite part was the mining area! It was really neat to see what different elements look like. I also enjoyed seeing all of the animals. The reason why this is a 4 star and not a 5 is due to the layout of the museum. It was not very intuitive and we had to do a lot of backtracking in order to make sure that we didn’t miss any of the exhibits. I’m hoping when the new museum opens that it will have a better layout. All in all though, it was a great experience and I look forward to returning! The most fun thing I learned is that the T-Rex was actually just a big chicken! 🦖 = 🐓 (refer to photos!) PS: the gift shop here is amazing and benefits ongoing programs at the museum!
Something for everyone to enjoy. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Nice presentation of snapping turtle. Good displays of artifacts. Outdoor area is a must to see. Animals all looked healthy, well cared for in their environments. Handicapped accessibility for at least 99% of visitor areas. Attached parking garage is conveniently located. Looking forward to returning when construction is finished!
What a great way to spend the day! We had such a fantastic time here. The amount of fascinating exhibits took me by surprise. There was so much to learn as well as being mesmerized by your surroundings. We took our time and spent about 3 hours absorbing all the museum had to offer. From the dinosaurs, to the gemstones we were blown away. Can't wait to come back and do it again! We visited on MLK day and entry was free.
Main attractions were not on display due to renovations that won't be completed until 2024. None of the taxidermy animals were available for viewing, that's one of the main reasons to go! Nice upgrades and additions for the kiddos though. Big things are in the works and great things are on the way! Until then it was an ok experience. My 6 year old daughter enjoyed herself.
Most of the Museum is in renovation so it's blocked, We went During Discovery Day and it was great, we got to see the planetarium, Dinosaurs Alive in 3D, 3D glasses not useful at all, and the Auditorium was too lit up to make them useful so that was a bummer. There's elevators to use for strollers n wagons that's a major plus!!!! All staff we're friendly and helpful. As expected Cafeteria food was expensive so be prepared!!... love the mother's room by the bathrooms to get quiet time with your baby and safe space to change and nurse, very happy about that. THE PLANETARIUM GENTLEMAN ON DISCOVERY DAY WAS EXCEPTIONALLY PHENOMENAL!!!! HE answered all our questions at the end and very very smart!!!. Got to hold a live tarantula with the Bug Guy... it was a Great Day!
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