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Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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. With our world travel planner, Cleveland attractions like Cleveland Museum of Natural History can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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 tha...  read more »
  • 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 plane...  read more »
  • Not quite the Smithsonian, but nevertheless a good way to spend a few hours on the weekend. The entrance fee is a bit steep, but I was able to get a "park hopper" discount by using my Botanical Garden membership card. Some of the exhibits, including the dinosaur wing and the section devoted to various indigenous peoples, look like they haven't been updated since the 1950s, and the outdoor animal exhibits are small and depressing. However, the gemstone and geology rooms are cool, and the rotating exhibits are sleek and modern and feature some fascinating science and history (the most recent exhibit was a look at poisons in the natural world and human civilization). Furthermore, while there are several parts of the museum that are oriented towards children (indeed, the museum is often overrun with school groups), there are just as many things for adults to enjoy.
  • Great time though A bit pricey. Parking $10, adults $15, and $10 for kids. We did have a great time and our 4 year old loved it. Some of the computer stuff is outdated but it looks like there are on going renovations, so maybe they will be replaced. The people that work there are great. Also there are free refills on the drinks from te cafeteria. Go enjoy yourself!
  • Very nice exhibits, the staff was super friendly and if you go after 5 on wednesdays its half off admission prices
  • Cleveland is lucky to have such an amazing museum that is completely free. It was hard to appreciate some of the pieces when there's so much there. If you're really into art and getting the most out of the museum, budget at least 3 hours to see it all. I was rushed my last visit and would like to go back soon.
  • Enjoyed the planetarium show. All the exhibits are interesting. There are plenty of activities for kids
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