Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland

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Learn about the fascinating processes of nature and witness rare specimens at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. This 220 hectare (550 acre) educational complex boats a wealth of artifacts relating to zoology, paleontology, mineralogy, and much more accompanied by informative and interactive displays. A full-scale stegosaurus model, one of the museum's highlights, greets visitors on the lawn. Also look out for the skeleton of an early human ancestor, the remains of Balto the sled dog, and a T. rex skeleton. Step outside to discover typical Ohio fauna, including river otters, deer, falcons, and many other creatures. Put Cleveland Museum of Natural History into our Cleveland trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Coming here with a small child, you can feel and see a sense of wonderment in their eyes the second you walk through the doors. It is self-guided in a way, and stopping to really study and learn at al...  more »
  • We visited the museum with our son, daughter in law and 2 young grandsons. This museum is for persons of all ages. Really enjoyed the exhibits along with the planetarium which has a show for the young...  more »
  • My wife and I visited the natural history museum mainly to see the new Perkins outdoor wildlife area. While walking through the area we were chagrined to see some of these poor animals cooped up when ...  more »
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  • My experience at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was great! I was referred to the museum by a good friend of mine and I enjoyed every minute of my time there. The exhibits were amazing to see especially the Dinosaurs exhibit. I love history and it just makes my mind think what happened before my time on planet Earth and in the universe as a whole. It was a very interesting visit and it made me think outside the box a little bit more! I highly recommend anyone who is willing to learn about natural history to come out and visit the Cleveland Museum of Natural History!
  • Kid loves it, especially the dinosaurs!! Become a member for discount parking and free planetarium shows✨ CHECK OUT THE NEW EXHIBIT: Creatures of Light (see pics)!! The planetarium shows can be a bit dense, but they have a variety for all ages. Check with the staff for the age-appropriateness of each show. In addition, after many years of attending, we finally discovers the basement! There are quite a few cool animal/wildlife exhibits, as well as a kindergarten-themed learning room with toys, microscopes, small specimens, etc.
  • Wow, this museum is really nice. Way too much to describe, but there are several interactive exhibits, and many wonderful artifacts to see. I was disappointed that we were charged full price when there was only 45 minutes before they closed. I was visiting and thought it would be nice to see. You'll need at least a couple hours to see all the displays. There's even an outside animal exhibit past the gift shop.
  • I absolutely love the remodeling. I forgot how big the museum was in the first place. We were there two hours and still didn't have time to see it all. We discovered the have seven hidden cheeseburgers but only found two.
  • Always a fun place to visit. recently renovated outdoor area with wild animals, very nice job. you can tell these people care about what they do.

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Most of Cleveland's hotels are located in downtown, though you can also plenty of comfortable and affordable rooms in the city's outlying neighborhoods. Many downtown hotels offer discounted weekend rates and deals that include tickets to some of the city's major attractions, but if you prefer to stay away from the central part of town, consider the neighborhoods east of the Cuyahoga River. Staying in this part of Cleveland allows you easy access to the city's cultural district, renowned for its museums, galleries, and parks.
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