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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Address: 1 Wade Oval Dr, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106-1701
Phone Number: +1 216-231-4600
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
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This innovative museum carries out its mission to "help people...

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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Ages 7 to 14 were all happy!

Perfect size museum for an afternoon out with the kids. The outdoor part with the animals is so cool! The cafeteria food is fantastic and the cafeteria workers are super nice and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect size museum for an afternoon out with the kids. The outdoor part with the animals is so cool! The cafeteria food is fantastic and the cafeteria workers are super nice and friendly . Was the perfect lunch spot before we headed to the planiterium show. Wow! Don't miss one of the shows. The guy who did the show was... More 

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Chancellor, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding! Dinosaurs, planetarium, and outdoor animal exhibit were my favorites! The only downside is parking. It is 10 dollars in the garage for two hours i think, then it goes up (prorated) from there.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum had so much more than I expected. There were live animal exhibits coupled with a full array of exhibits on the natural world of planets, atmosphere, history, archaeology and plants, food and minerals. Very interesting for the whole family.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for the Dino-Fest and my grandsons and their friend had a fantastic time. Not only did they get to see and touch items, they also had dinosaur people talking and teaching them about the animals. My littlest grandson, 5, is really into dinosaurs and him and a palentologist, don't think that is how you spell it, talked... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited CMNH with our grandsons and our son. We wanted to see the newly opened Perkins Wildlife Center and we were not disappointed. Otters, eagles, coyotes, and foxes were roaming the area. The descriptions were age appropriate for all and the walkways allowed us to see the animals from a variety of angles. Inside the Museum we enjoyed a... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard good things about the Natural History Museum so my nine year old daughter and I finally had the chance to go today. We toured the entire place in 1 1/2 hours but we were fortunate and arrived at 10 when they opened and there were very few other guests. It's a little pricey to get in ($25... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This one is much better than the Los Angeles one. So clean and well organized . Make sure you go outside to see the animal exhibits. Very affordable and close to downtown Cleveland .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Guaranteed you will probably miss something with so much to see. Almost every nook has an item to discover. Look high and low not to miss those small and large items of significance. Can't say enough good things about this place. Excellent for all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place when I was a kid and I love it even more now. They've kept all the things I liked when I was a kid and added so much more lately to keep it interesting. Plus many special exhibits that change all the time. And I can't wait for the expansion to be done and open to see... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

CMNH is a great Cleveland favorite. The exhibits are oldies but goodies, including great dinosaurs. These have recently been given a bit of an update with some new interactive touch screens. The planetarium (extra charge) is excellent! And the brand new Perkins wildlife center is beautiful. It is completely outdoors with habitats of many animals and birds native to Ohio.... More 

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