Cleveland Museum of
1 Wade Oval Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44106-1767
216-231-4600 or 1-800-317-9155
M Sa., 10 AM-5 PM; Su. noon-5 PM; W 10 AM-10 PM; closed major holidays;
Cost: Call or check Web site for admission fees
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America. Its mission emphasizes education, scientific research and conservation. The Museum offers an extraordinary visitor experience. On permanent display are numerous dinosaur fossils, including Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops; the Wade Gallery of Gems and Jewels; Balto the Hero Dog, and much more. Enjoy live animals such as bobcats, river otters and birds of prey in the Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden, highlighting native flora and fauna of Ohio. Travel the universe while touring the Reinberger Hall of Astronomy and the Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium. Kids of all ages will have fun visiting the Smead Discovery Center to touch real fossils, participate in an archaeological dig, play a birdsong piano, and many other hands-on activities. Traveling exhibitions, lecture series and public programs are offered frequently. For updates on current exhibits and program schedules, call or visit the Museum website. Other amenities include the Museum Store, Blue Planet Café, outdoor picnic tables and on-site parking. Behind the scenes, curators work in 11 natural science disciplines. Their research helps inform the Museum's many educational programs. Outside Museum walls, the Natural Areas Program protects more than 5,000 acres of rare habitats in Northern Ohio, with some preserves open for public visits. The Museum is located in the heart of University Circle, five miles east of downtown Cleveland. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the citizens of Cuyahoga County for their support through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
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