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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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10:00 am - 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Richmond Heights, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
9 attraction reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I know a majority of the people visiting when I have been there do bring kids, however, the two times I have gone recently have been without and I love it just as much! I plan to bring my nephews and friends along as well. The special exhibits are amazing! The last time I went was during the mammoth exhibit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This place has a lot to offer. There are plenty of exhibits and also a little outdoor zoo where you can check out native animals to the Ohio area. Great way to spend a couple hours. Would highly recommend for anyone who enjoys museums.

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Huntington, Indiana
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We spent about five hours in the museum and didn't make it to a show or the lower level. Needless to say, a lot to see. Admission was only $14 / adult and a great deal. Parking lot was full but we parked in the Art Garage for $8 (tickets stem per hour) and it was a very short walk.... More 

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