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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

1 Wade Oval Dr., University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106
216 231 4600
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Ranked #25 of 83 attractions in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: This innovative museum carries out its mission to "help people discover and explore the natural world" through a series of displays involving... more » Owner description: This innovative museum carries out its mission to "help people discover and explore the natural world" through a series of displays involving everything from dinosaur bones to astrological equipment plus "Lucy," one of the oldest skeletons of humanity's earliest ancestors. « less
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Birmingham, Alabama
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

You could spend hours in this museum. They have interactive activities that keep the kids entertained. Glad we made the stop!

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Los Angeles
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I love visiting this museum! I recently viewed the excellent exhibit on the ancient Silk Road, the caravan trade route from the area of modern-day State of Israel in the West to China in the East. Great exhibit! I also enjoyed visiting the live animals, including the Ohio river otters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Lots to do, and very fun even for an adult with no kids. Go see a film in the planetarium. And try the earthquake simulator.

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Salem, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I brought my kids (5, 7 & 9) here for a field trip (we homeschool) in April, and my best friend and her baby also came along. We all had a great day. I wish I was able to use my science center membership here but they said no. It's not too expensive though, so it was worth it. We... More

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Gates Mills, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I love this museum because there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy…plus, there is infinite learning to be had here for all ages. Children will especially like the many exotic animals, reptiles, birds and insects on display, as well as all the hands on exhibits that are interesting, fun, and educational. Don't miss the planetarium show; the... More

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Montecito, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with the breadth and quality of the exhibits. Their special Spice Road exhibit was outstanding! I also liked their history of evolution section. What a bargain, no fee.

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Columbia, SC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My family of five, with three small children (Ages 10,7,and 5) went here during a recent trip to the Cleveland area. We had a wonderful time and spent about 5 hours exploring this museum without getting bored. We even checked out the planeterium (nominal charge of 4 dollars unless you are military, which is free). The show here was about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We came here on a whim while in town and was very pleased. The kids loved it! Tons of hands on exhibits for the kids to keep entertained and engaged. Plus great information for parents to enjoy as well. Overall couldn't be more pleased and will definitely be here again.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This museum is worth visiting once, and the dinosaur exhibit is pretty good, but I expected more walking in, with the University Circle area being so built up and the fabulous Art Museum nearby. It's worth a visit, but probably only one.

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Canton, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We loved this place so much that we purchased a season pass! It is a great place for kids to learn...lots to see.

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