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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 #25 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lots to do, and very fun even for an adult with no kids. Go see a film in the planetarium. And try the earthquake simulator.

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Salem, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I brought my kids (5, 7 & 9) here for a field trip (we homeschool) in April, and my best friend and her baby also came along. We all had a great day. I wish I was able to use my science center membership here but they said no. It's not too expensive though, so it was worth it. We... More

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Gates Mills, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I love this museum because there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy…plus, there is infinite learning to be had here for all ages. Children will especially like the many exotic animals, reptiles, birds and insects on display, as well as all the hands on exhibits that are interesting, fun, and educational. Don't miss the planetarium show; the... More

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Montecito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised with the breadth and quality of the exhibits. Their special Spice Road exhibit was outstanding! I also liked their history of evolution section. What a bargain, no fee.

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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