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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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The outside area with the native animals is excellent

The Natural History Museum is refreshingly old school for the main part, with dioramas and stuffed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
khmersrei
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adelaide
Worn, dusty and as ancient as the dinosaurs that are in it.

Unless something has drastically changed in the last 6 months, this is not a place I would... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
E H
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Stuart, Florida
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Natural History Museum is refreshingly old school for the main part, with dioramas and stuffed animals ( that's not good, I know) and the like, although I suspect they have a new bit as there was a dinosaur special exhibition that I didn't visit...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless something has drastically changed in the last 6 months, this is not a place I would recommend. It is more for small children, but even then..... clean it up! There are so many beautiful Museums in Cleveland. Try any one of them.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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 5 April 2018 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 April 2018

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 30 March 2018 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 26 March 2018

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

2  Thank raymiller2018
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

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 15 March 2018

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

1  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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iF the chairs are available its first come first served.
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With out children about 2 hours, unless you are a real science buff.
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