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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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1 Wade Oval Dr, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106-1701
+1 216-231-4600
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The entire family recently visited for the first time (8 adults, a 3 year old and a 5 year old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bethhA8023PK
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A Must-See When in Cleveland

My family and I have visited the Cleveland Museum of Natural History many times over the years, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
827dallasr
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Painesville, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (48 reviews)
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1 Wade Oval Dr, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106-1701
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+1 216-231-4600
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Reviewed yesterday

The entire family recently visited for the first time (8 adults, a 3 year old and a 5 year old). We all had a great time. A clean, well-curated and informative museum. There's an inter-active play area for children. The kids are already asking to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I have visited the Cleveland Museum of Natural History many times over the years, and this continues to be a world-class natural history museum. In addition to the many varied exhibits covering anything from dinosaurs to outer space, the Cleveland Museum of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this museum twice now and I love it. Browsing around and getting informed here is a great activity. I was very nervous to go outside and see the animals but they, at least appear, to be taken care of and I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with my boyfriend, found that the exhibits were fairly accessible and fun even as a repeat visitor. I always enjoy seeing the animal displays and the dinosaur skeletons as well as experiencing the earthquake simulator! The temporary exhibit was fun too about Dinosaurs...More

Thank Becky N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Natural History Museum is refreshingly old school for the main part, with dioramas and stuffed animals ( that's not good, I know) and the like, although I suspect they have a new bit as there was a dinosaur special exhibition that I didn't visit...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Unless something has drastically changed in the last 6 months, this is not a place I would recommend. It is more for small children, but even then..... clean it up! There are so many beautiful Museums in Cleveland. Try any one of them.

2  Thank E H
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

This is a great interactive museum for kids of all ages. It's in a great location and easy to visit along with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

A lot to see and learn, easy spend several hours or all day. The planetarium is really neat and interesting, dare I say educational in a fun way, even for teens. We've been several times and once again very happy.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is fun for all ages. The display cases of different animals, artifacts and scaled dwellings was very interesting. I do wish they had more dinosaur fossils on display, but venturing downstairs to the local/native plant and insect section was...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday afternoon before Easter. It was crowded but still enjoyable. Good interactive exhibits and well laid out. Our favorite was on the exhibit on pterosaurs.

Thank Kristy B
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iF the chairs are available its first come first served.
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Response from bja1945 | Reviewed this property |
With out children about 2 hours, unless you are a real science buff.
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