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“Overpriced and run down” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Children's Museum of Cleveland

Children's Museum of Cleveland
10730 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
216 791 5437
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Ranked #48 of 192 things to do in Cleveland
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Westlake, Ohio
2 reviews
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“Overpriced and run down”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I've visited the children's museum once before a few years back when my son was a toddler and wasn't that impressed. Now that I have three very busy kids and I'm desperate for winter activities, I decided to give it another try. The cost of admission is very overpriced for what you get. The sand exhibit was really neat but if there's a school or daycare visiting- forget it! You can barely move and things get chaotic very quickly. I did see a lot of staff and they seemed helpful but there just isn't much to do there. The water table area was fun for about a minute, the bathrooms are tiny and the entire place just felt dirty and cramped. Cleveland has a lot of neat things to offer ... This museum needs a complete overhaul!

Visited February 2014
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“What a gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We took 7 of our grandchildren and their parents to this wonderful museum! WOW!! We had so much fun. The sand room kept them digging, building and playing for over an hour, while the adults sat in the sand talking...so enjoyable.
We then divided up and some took their little ones to the toddler "RED BARN" area while others went down to the water tables and weather stations! AGAIN!! WOW....great experience. They should offer a group rate for 10 or more, in my opinion, but, then again, it is well maintained and clean. The staff was great! Thanks, Cleveland!

Visited February 2014
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Port Huron, Michigan
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“For KIDS & ADULTS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The Children's Museum of Cleveland was a great place to take our two grandsons while near the Cleveland area. They have free parking too. The museum is made for kids and it gives adults a chance to watch kids play and play and play while indoors. There is so much to do from one station or area to another including a pretend, "Let's go shopping" area that kept our two grand sons (ages 4 and 7) occupied for quite a few minutes. There is a pretend school bus to learn about bus safety. There is a climbing structure that has to be seen to be believed along with water tables that are quite refreshing. There are probably enough stations or areas within the museum to be there well over an hour to amuse and pacify most kids. My grand sons loved it.

Visited October 2013
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Canfield, Ohio
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“Mixed reviews on this place....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Went there on the spur of the moment with our 7y.o. and his 6 y.o. buddy.The price was reasonable.They had a ball playing in the "Big Sandbox"...they probably could have played and interacted for hours,however after we left that exhibit there really was little else to do.We live in Youngstown,Ohio and have frequented "Oh WOW!" on multiple occasions and I actually think they have more to offer.

Visited January 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Needs major upgrade”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My kids love it but it doesn't have anything that other children's museums around the country don't have. There should be a section that has some type if focus on the city of Cleveland. There have been talks of a new location. Hopefully bigger and better

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