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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Address: 1 Wade Oval Dr., University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone Number: 216 231 4600
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Ranked #22 of 188 things to do in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural history museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: This innovative museum carries out its mission to "help people discover and explore the natural...
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Type: Natural history museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Hours:
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
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.

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Jamestown NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped on the way out of town to see the Mastodon exhibit There was no parking (school was canceled lots of kids) So we parked on the street had two hours but that was just about right for my attention span. Would have wanted more if we stayed for IMAX What is great is you can then walk from... More 

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Woodland, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed the museum. Spent a few hours wandering the exhibits. This is a family friendly place. There were a lot of children (during Christmas holidays). There are a lot of interactive exhibits and the lower floor is geared mainly towards children. I do advise eating in the cafeteria. They have a pretty good selection but,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is at a tipping point--already a very good museum, with its planned expansion in the near future it has the potential to be great. Currently, the museum houses a small, but excellent, permanent exhibit on human evolution, as well as a larger Hall of Life with the requisite skeletons of dinosaurs and other extinct... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Nice place to kill some time. Outdoor animals were super cute especially otters, owls and bobcats. Indoor exhibition nice. Staff engaged.

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Akron, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Has so much stuff, in all areas of natural history, and even includes a small zoo with many animals native to the Ohio area. Definitely better to go in the summer when you can see all the animals, but in general everything there is amazing, particularly when you consider that the special exhibits cost nothing extra.

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Uhrichsville, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our day at the museum! My kids vary in age from 3 to 21 and each and every one of them had a great time! We particularly enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit and Balto exhibit! The kids were fascinated with the adventurous life Balto lived and how he was rescued by the people of Cleveland! We were fortunate... More 

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Alliance, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great place for children of all ages. My sons are a big fans of this museum. University Circle is a great place to go.

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Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is such an excellent museum,with special exhibits constantly changing. Very well displayed dioramas and friendly docents

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Lemont, Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went for the first time while visiting family. All the kids had a great time and really enjoyed the interactive exhibits. We were fortunate enough to have a nice weather day and could actually go outside and see the animals which was a bonus. The exhibits are very educational and the special Mammoth exhibit was awesome as we learned a... More 

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Stow, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The museum is great place to visit for all ages. I liked the mammoths and elephants exhibition, dinosaurs, and the planetarium show. The museum has a discovery center for little kids where they can play and have fun. Surprisingly, the cafe wasn't overpriced and I would suggest to buy one portion for two kids to share because they serve big... More 

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