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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An outstanding natural history museum. Very well organized, immaculately clean with a friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Something for everyone

Arrived right at 10am. Everything perfect. Great parking at redouble rate. Something for everyone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Don D
Hudson, 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...more
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1 Wade Oval Dr, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106-1701
+1 216-231-4600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An outstanding natural history museum. Very well organized, immaculately clean with a friendly and helpful staff. Artifact displays are beautifully constructed; they are colorful and dynamic and have "hands on" activities at many displays. All displays are on one floor and there is easy access...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived right at 10am. Everything perfect. Great parking at redouble rate. Something for everyone from 8 months to 63 years had a great time. By noon PAPa was worn out and ready for lunch. No hot dogs at this place, a great cafeteria, that is...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found the front desk to be informative and helpful. The museum was on the upper end $ wise for its size but I was satisfied. The added $3 each for the planetarium show. I wouldn’t recommend that if you are noise adverse. The smaller...More

Thank heatherj189
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended special exhibits on Lake Erie and "Built to Survive". They were excellent! We felt that the entire museum was very welcoming and designed to teach about the natural world.

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can you believe it, no charge for seniors or vets. it was nice to see school children there learning about our history. It contained the planets and stars, animals, rocks and gems, all kinds of animals and even had dinosaurs bones. Was there for 4...More

Thank Norman P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Glidden House so museum and Planetarium were directly across the street. Enjoyed both very much. It helped make our trip very good.

Thank Evelyn U
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a four year old in the house, this is a good place to get your dinosaur fix. Big room full of bones like Peabody. There’s stuff for older kids too. However there’s much less interactive and hands on activities than most. Very...More

Thank BoltonYankee
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

So entertaining to look at their collection of artefacts. I particularly found the Lucy exhibit very interesting but there was loads to see. We watched a really interesting film in the planetarium and by chance, we met the snapper turtle that the staff at the...More

Thank Kath_IMO
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I've been to many Natural History Museums across the country and this is a nice one. Lots of interactive displays to keep young and old interested while learning something new. They are always updating and improving the Museum. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This was a nice museum, with some Ohio specific displays. It is smaller than some natural history museums, but would still be fun for kids. There is also a cafe, for a snack or two, though I did not stop in, so cannot speak to...More

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Bob M
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Artieg419 | Reviewed this property |
iF the chairs are available its first come first served.
March 28, 2016|
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Response from bja1945 | Reviewed this property |
With out children about 2 hours, unless you are a real science buff.
November 30, 2015|
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Response from Jack L | Reviewed this property |
All days should be good.