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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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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
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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Great afternnon!

A very interesting afternoon and would highly recommend it. Be sure to include the planetarium, it was up to date with the latest on Pluto and very informative.. The outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Breckssville, Ohio
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Breckssville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A very interesting afternoon and would highly recommend it. Be sure to include the planetarium, it was up to date with the latest on Pluto and very informative.. The outside animal area should be closed (I understand it is being renovated and looked pretty sad) Parking remains scarce and I am sure they are working on that, too

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Norwalk, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great layout of the displays; they easily move you from one to the next. They have some hands on displays for the kids near the entry. But my very favorite space is the planetarium! Every show is a bit different but I love to listen to the presenter as he/she explains away the night sky.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I think this museum is great for children. I liked this visit for myself as well. But, unless I have children to take there, I have no anticipation of ever returning.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The museum has undergone a complete renovation and it is breathtaking. Some folks may need more than one day to see it all. Everyone loves the huge T-Rex. It is awe inspiring!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

While in cleveland for a day my teenage daughter asked of we could stop by the museum. At firdt glance the place looked small and not worth the price of parking (8.00). But once on the inside we was surprised by how big the place was. There was several well set up displays, a restaurant, and and a very large... More 

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HIGHLAND PARK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We watched the planetarium show and thought it was very well done (though I wish the speaker had used a microphone). The special exhibit on THE WORLD's LARGEST DINOSAUR was interesting and cleverly presented. My wife really likes the gems exhibit; my personal favorite is the origins of man (they have a recreation of the LUCY discovery by Donald Johansson).... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Museum has a few Dinosaur replicas that are very interesting. If you take your children do not go into the animal area. The image that remains in my mind is the poor animals. The cages the animals were displayed in were without any grass or animal friendly space. I love zoos, this animal area needs to be closed. It was... More 

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Charleston, WV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great, well-interpreted museum. There are numerous dioramas showing some of the animals of various regions of the globe. This transitions into fossils and a very nice dinosaur exhibits. Further on are gems and minerals, sections on earth movements and rocks. My group had children who were 4 and 11 and a number of adults. Everyone thought this was the highlight... More 

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Gardners, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The dinosaur exhibits were fantastic. The museum displays are a little dated, but the artifacts are well worth the visit. We were surprised to learn there was a live animal section outside within the museum that you could walk through. It was a fun break to walk outside and see the hawks, eagles, deer, and other forest creatures. The dinosaurs... More 

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Crestwood, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After driving around for half an hour we finally found somewhere to park. The museum is so small, we went through the whole building in an hour. $14 per person to admission when it should be free....total disappointment.

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Additional Information about Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Address: 1 Wade Oval Dr., University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone Number: 216 231 4600
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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