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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 #24 of 81 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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Columbia, SC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
51 helpful votes 51 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Springboro, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Has one section with changing exhibits, and an outdoor Ohio animal walk. Well worth visiting at least once.

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Bellingham, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We enjoyed the live silkworms in the Silk Road Exhibit and the Humans & Nature, and Gem galleries the most. There is a nice little outdoor walk with some live animal exhibits and you may find a staff member with a hawk or falcon taking a stroll. My daughters liked the earthquake simulation as well. Very nice gift shop. Parking... More

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Chesterland, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I like to go into museums and find things that are unique to that museum that no other museum has. Unfortunately, there is really nothing special here. I will say that it is a descent museum for kids who have never stepped inside a Natural History Museum before. If they find it fascinating then maybe a trip to the Field... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Well organized with good collection of gyms and stones.We liked the life animals and birds section.If you have kids with you I am sure they will love it.

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Solon, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My 5 year old grandson choice this venue for his birthday party! The staff did a fabulous job and made it fun as well as a learning experience for the kids and the adults as well!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We used to take field trips here in school, which I remembered positively. Then, about 5 years back, I went to visit on a lark and was disappointed by the dilapidated, dustiness of the place. I only went back recently because I'd seen advertisements for the "Nature's Mating Games: Beyond the Birds and the Bees" exhibit that was in-house. I... More

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