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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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This is a great interactive museum for kids of all ages. It's in a great location and easy to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jmdaly44
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Columbia, South Carolina
Nice for weekend trip to Cleveland

A lot to see and learn, easy spend several hours or all day. The planetarium is really neat and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jake G
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Columbus, 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“live animals” (42 reviews)
“all ages” (47 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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"all ages"
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"discovery center"
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"dinosaur bones"
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"stuffed animals"
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"outdoor exhibits"
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"planetarium shows"
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"earthquake simulator"
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"hands on activities"
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"on wednesdays"
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"special exhibit"
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"wonderful exhibits"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great interactive museum for kids of all ages. It's in a great location and easy to visit along with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot to see and learn, easy spend several hours or all day. The planetarium is really neat and interesting, dare I say educational in a fun way, even for teens. We've been several times and once again very happy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is fun for all ages. The display cases of different animals, artifacts and scaled dwellings was very interesting. I do wish they had more dinosaur fossils on display, but venturing downstairs to the local/native plant and insect section was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Thursday afternoon before Easter. It was crowded but still enjoyable. Good interactive exhibits and well laid out. Our favorite was on the exhibit on pterosaurs.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 2-year-old daughter is really into dinosaurs right now. Last week, we decided to take her and her 9-month-old brother to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. This was on a Wednesday evening. We arrived at 5:00 pm and was amazed that we had to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our day trip to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. One could easily spend an entire day here exploring the indoor exhibits and visiting with the animals outside. And it's a great value as it has a reciprocal agreement with COSI (Columbus),...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum offers inside and outside exhibits, a planetarium and temporary exhibits. There is always something new to see. Dinosaur fans will be happy to see many life size models. The outside native Ohio live animals are always interesting . We visited on a rainy...More

Thank James D
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Went for the special dinosaur exhibit but enjoyed their standard dinosaur exhibit too - although it does need some serious updating! Wonderful gemstone exhibit. Good planetary exhibit and loved their animal/culture exhibit - wtth Bonus Balto! The famous sled dog. Also a huge bonus? The...More

1  Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Cleveland's best museums are conveniently located next to each other. They include the Museum of Art, the Botanical Garden, the Western Reserve Historical Society with an auto museum and the Museum of Natural History. It's easy to spend a morning in one and then walk...More

Thank delily
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Coming here with a small child, you can feel and see a sense of wonderment in their eyes the second you walk through the doors. It is self-guided in a way, and stopping to really study and learn at all of the exhibits can take...More

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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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All days should be good.
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