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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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1 Wade Oval Dr, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106-1701
+1 216-231-4600
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Fun even for toddler

Was fun. We went on Wednesday night when admission is half off. Really enjoyed our time there as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
beaner0206
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Albany, New York
Worth a Visit

This is one of several museums in the University Circle in Cleveland. If you have young children or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Owl1945
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Cleveland, Ohio
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This innovative museum carries out its mission to "help people discover and explore the natural world" through a series of displays involving everything from dinosaur bones to astrological equipment plus "Lucy," one of the oldest skeletons of humanity's earliest ancestors.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“live animals” (42 reviews)
“all ages” (48 reviews)
“dinosaur bones” (14 reviews)
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1 Wade Oval Dr, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106-1701
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+1 216-231-4600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was fun. We went on Wednesday night when admission is half off. Really enjoyed our time there as spent about 2 hours. Many displays to look at and love the fact it makes you feel as if you are really looking at the animals in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of several museums in the University Circle in Cleveland. If you have young children or grandchildren, this is a good place to visit. We go there because our granddaughter loves rocks and wants to become a geologist. Fortunately, this museum has a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice museum and one worth seeing. I've been to the natural history museums ine DC and NYC and this isn't even close--but it's certainly entertaining and interesting. But if you are coming here, also go down the street to the Art Museum--free...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in town for a conference, which surprisingly restricted my ability to see things in Cleveland. I was not expecting most of the museums/zoo/aquarium to close by 5:00 PM, but, the more you know. Luckily, the Museum of Natural History is open late on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting to be impressed, but I was. Normally I might get bored quickly, but there was a wide variety of exhibits.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had a fantastic time here. We are all huge fans of dinosaurs, which is what compelled us to visit here. The dinosaur exhibits were incredibly amazing. They had a vast variety of fossils from many different periods, not just the super...More

Thank Mia C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great. It is a huge area with all kinds of exhibits and is likely to take up most of the day to see it all. The dinosaur exhibit they had was absolutely fabulous and the cafeteria had a variety of food to...More

Thank Sylvia G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my absolute favorites in Cleveland! The outdoor animal exhibit is wonderful and the dinosaurs are awesome.

Thank Janna P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinosaurus section is the main attraction here and for my opinion its pretty cool. I do not like to go Zoo:s, because you can easily see that the animals are suffering there, so I was surprised that Cleveland National history museum has this kind a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yawn!!!! This place has not seemed to change at all in the last 25 years. Most the exhibits are still the same from when I was a kid. It isn't worth the price you have to pay. We were in and out within an hour....More

Thank Cassie L
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iF the chairs are available its first come first served.
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Response from bja1945 | Reviewed this property |
With out children about 2 hours, unless you are a real science buff.
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