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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Address: 1 Wade Oval Dr., University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone Number: 216 231 4600
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: This innovative museum carries out its mission to "help people discover...
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.
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Saw it as a kid, still cool as an adult

Spent the day in University Circle touring museums, History Museum is my favorite. Lots to see and do. I got there too late for the Planatarium which I was looking forward to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Detroit, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Fun, informative and hands on for children. Kind of pricey and not worth it to go if you are child-free.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Spent the day in University Circle touring museums, History Museum is my favorite. Lots to see and do. I got there too late for the Planatarium which I was looking forward to seeing.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We were looking for something interesting to do while we were in Cleveland for the day and stumbled upon the Natural History Museum. It's not too big, but it's got a vast array of artifacts to look at. Dinosaurs, taxidermy animals (including Balto the dog, which brought back childhood memories of the animated movie), and even a small zoo with... More 

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New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum. However, its setup and configuration is more suitable to children visit or children with family. I believe the charge is excessive for what the museum has to offer.

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Richmond Heights, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have been here numerous times. I've been there for pleasure and children's birthday parties. I absolutely love going to the NHM. They have some great hands on materials and countless exhibits. I like going outside to see the animals (weather permitting). I also recommend the planetarium. It's great for any age group or for a date night. It's great... More 

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Seven Hills, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Although some parts of the Museum are old and tired ( no pun intended), there are some new exhibits worth seeing. Definitely recommended for a day out with kids, or as an alternative date night. Don't forget to head outside (weather permitting).

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Longueuil,Qc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A lot of exhibits in all the museum sections, past and present.very interesting for family with child and / or teens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I loved the educational experience here for my kids. Very fun and lots of stuff to see. Kids loved the dinosaurs!!! Take the family. It's a fun time.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed our experience in this museum. We liked how easily you could walk the entire museum and didn't have to search on a map what sections you needed to see next to make sure you saw them all. It flowed really well. The only critique I have it that I wish the planetarium show was... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was our last stop in Cleveland, and spent most of our day there! It was mine and my daughters first time in a Planetarium and we saw Colors of the Universe- it was amazing! The gentleman who ran the show was funny and made things fun for the kids to understand! The rest of the museum was fantastic- but... More 

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