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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: 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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Great wildlife center

I came with my parents for the afternoon to specifically see the Perkins wildlife center. Parking was easy in the attached garage. We really enjoyed the wildlife reserve! It was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Elizabeth P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came with my parents for the afternoon to specifically see the Perkins wildlife center. Parking was easy in the attached garage. We really enjoyed the wildlife reserve! It was a beautiful day outside which was great for the outdoor exhibit. It was really neat to see animals that we see in our own backyard here in Ohio and be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is undergoing a huge renovation with lots of new exhibits and always fantastic special exhibitions. Even though parts of the museum have been being renovated the museum is completely open and offers something for everyone from live animals to dinosaurs to astronomy. Go on a Wednesday evening between SEP and MAR and get discounted admission after 5pm and... More 

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History just keeps getting better and better. Today we visited the new Perkins Wildlife Center. We all thoroughly enjoyed this attraction, which is staffed with friendly staff to answer questions and point out interesting facts about the animals. Next we toured the Global Kitchen special exhibit which was outstanding!!! Enjoyable, interactive, and great for all... More 

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Sheffield Village, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent exhibits with a nice variety of displays. Very good hands on children's area in the lower level. Very good planetarium show. Highly recommended

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Thank John C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rich museum of a lot of historical and national items , organized well , good information to get , I recommend it strongly

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bryce and I love the new outside gardens and animal exhibits at the Museum. Don't forget the planetarium. Best seats are in the back.

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We approached this museum thinking we would spend a couple hours. We did the couple hours and more! We had an enjoyable afternoon looking at exhibits and talking with the museums volunteers about various displays. The children around us were captivated and enjoying every display around them.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time to visit and we loved the new Perkins wildlife center. We are a middle aged couple so it was a quick tour through the entire museum but it was laid out well, lots of volunteers available to answer questions and staff was friendly and helpful. Saw lots of young families there enjoying their day.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum if you have kids or are really interested in science. We were looking for more of a Cleveland history.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent several hours here with our grand kids and family exploring all the exhibits. Enjoyed the gems and cut stone exhibit, planetarium show, dioramas and exhibits on the evolution of man. New large parking garage adjacent to museum made visit easy.

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