The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, OH

Where are we going?

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Dr
OH 44106

216 231 4600

What is there to do?

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $17. Planetarium shows $6 with admission

Children: $14 (Ages 3 to 18). Planetarium shows $6 with admission

Discount: Seniors & college students with ID $14

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

All exhibit galleries and public spaces are fully wheelchair accessible. Shafran Planetarium can accommodate three wheelchairs per program.


When can we go?

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.


Any top tips?

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!)

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