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. 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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  • August 10, 2017
    The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has just recreated the Perkins Wildlife Garden, showcasing native Ohio animals. it is fabulous! I've taken guests from 11 to 76, and we were all enchanted. (Hav...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I recently visited the museum with my brother after his surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. They gladly provided a wheelchair so my brother could enjoy the whole museum without becoming too fatigued. I e...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    The Museum is really interesting, it has a lot of interaction for the kids that end up learning and having fun.
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  • June 25, 2017
    The only natural history museum that I have ever visited that included live examples of local fauna. The print was especially airbags. I mean adorable. The naked mole rats were airbags too. Didn't have a hyena petting zoo though, but since hyenas are not native, that is acceptable.
  • May 27, 2017
    Another great museum in Cleveland. They had a fantastic exhibit about food when we were there last. Very interesting and informative. The other exhibits are also very engaging. Certainly a worthy trip for adults and children alike. The newly added outdoor area with animals is also very engaging.
  • June 15, 2017
    Really nice natural history museum. Could easily go through it in a few hours. It was quiet and educational. Smaller than a few other natural history museums from similarly sized cities but has good local plant and fossil sections.
  • June 28, 2017
    Great place for taking people from out of town. The newer outdoor animal exhibit has been a nice addition. The museum exhibits have been around for many years, but they do not look dated.
  • July 3, 2017
    I could stay there all day! So much knowledge to gain. Also, the Perkins Wildlife Center is such a great use of outdoor space and so beautiful!

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