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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  • I went to this museum with my grandkids.There was lots of hands on activities for my older grandson to do. Outside there were picnic tables to have lunch at. There also was an outdoor area with wildli...  more »
  • This is an awesome date night outing!!!!! My boyfriend and I just visited during their monthly "drink with the extinct" event and had so much fun! We only had a brief time to go see the outdoor exhibi...  more »
  • This is one of my kids favorite places to go, and my husband and I really like it as adults as well. There is so much to explore especially if you have a dinosaur lover in your family. The new outside...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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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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