By exploring the permanent and traveling exhibits within the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, you are transported to the wonderful world of science and the natural world, from prehistoric times to the outer reaches of the universe!
Throughout the museum there are dioramas and displays, as well as interactive experiences, that allow kids to journey to the past, explore space, and uncover the lives of early humans without even need to leave the building!
You can meet the museum's OLDEST dinosaur in the Kirkland Hall of Prehistoric Life - can you guess how old he is? How about 225 million years!
The museum also features a number of other dinosaurs too, from the late Jurassic sauropod to a fierce preshistoric predator!
You can observe the Earth's rotation, and meet one of our human ancestors who is over 3 million years old - can you imagine living around the time when humans first evolved? Pretty amazing to think about!
If you can't visit the moon in person, why not have the moon come to you! At the Cleveland Museum of Natural History you can see a piece of the Moon that was picked up during the Apollo 12 mission - how amazing!
Also at the museum is a rare book collection, with one of the most important pieces being an edition of Birds of America by John James Audubon himself, published in the mid 19th century!
Let's not forget about the planetarium too!
The incredible wonders of the world are waiting to be discovered at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, so c'mon kids - there is a WORLD of discover to enjoy so we better get started!
$17. Planetarium shows $6 with admission
$14 (Ages 3 to 18). Planetarium shows $6 with admission
Seniors & college students with ID $14
You can have your birthday party at the museum! What a fun way to celebrate with friends, than with the wonders of the world (and dinosaurs!)
Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!
These are no ordinary walks in the park! Museum field trips are scientific adventures off the beaten path. Join their naturalists for the chance to get close to nature, learn new things and explore natural wonders in Northeast Ohio. Give them a call to arrange!
From toys, to apparel and fun for kids, there is a host of gifts and souvenirs to pick up at the Museum Store! (and lots of dino related items too!)
All exhibit galleries and public spaces are fully wheelchair accessible. Shafran Planetarium can accommodate three wheelchairs per program.
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Strollers are welcome throughout the Museum and outdoors in the Environmental Courtyard and Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden.
10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday (10pm close Wednesday), 12pm - 5pm Sunday
Closed: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, August 27-31, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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