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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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Road Trip Stop

An average museum. Fairly simple to find with a GPS. Very polite employees. Hubby wanted to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KimFfromKY
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Tell City, Indiana
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Wonders of the World

This place is awesome. The sizeand scope of this place is large. You coud go again and again to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marsha F
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Akron, 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 good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“live animals” (42 reviews)
“all ages” (50 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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 2 days ago via mobile

An average museum. Fairly simple to find with a GPS. Very polite employees. Hubby wanted to see dinosours, so we go. He enjoyed but wished to see more exhibits on the subject. I wanted to view the John James Audubon exhibit, but it was closed....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is awesome. The sizeand scope of this place is large. You coud go again and again to see new things

Thank Marsha F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In comparison to NYC or London Natural History museums this one lacks major “natural history” and costs $17 - it should be donation only - yes it has its good parts and informative areas but live animals (injured or otherwise) should not be kept in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good exhibits on Native Americans, and lots of dinosaur skeletons. Balto is there with a great story, as is Lucy. This museum kept me entertained for a couple of hours. Discounts are very modest. Interestingly, evolution and dinosaurs share a hall. If you don't believe...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is also a conservation for injured animals. I love Meka who is an albino raccoon that the museum rescued. She (as a baby raccoon) was found in someone's chimney.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful experience to share with children. Dinosaurs galore and a first class planetarium show. The displays are imaginative and engaging and educational for all ages. A display tells the story of Balto, the lead sled dog that saved an entire Alaskan village by delivering...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chaperoned a 4 th grade class at the museum. We were given a wonderful tour of the first Native Americans in the Ohio Valley. The displays were vivid and easy for 4 th grade students to read and understand. The tour leaders were engaging...More

1  Thank mimishier
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great natural history museum. There is ample parking in an attached garage. It has all the usual things such a museum would have. Dinosaur bones etc. I was excited to see the “Lucy” exhibit and Balto is there on display. Balto himself...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entire family recently visited for the first time (8 adults, a 3 year old and a 5 year old). We all had a great time. A clean, well-curated and informative museum. There's an inter-active play area for children. The kids are already asking to...More

1  Thank bethhA8023PK
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have visited the Cleveland Museum of Natural History many times over the years, and this continues to be a world-class natural history museum. In addition to the many varied exhibits covering anything from dinosaurs to outer space, the Cleveland Museum of...More

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Bob M
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iF the chairs are available its first come first served.
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ANGEL C
29 March 2016|
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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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