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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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Small but mighty!

Went for the special dinosaur exhibit but enjoyed their standard dinosaur exhibit too - although it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa M
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London, Ontario, Canada
One of Cleveland's best places to spend a morning or afternoon.

Cleveland's best museums are conveniently located next to each other. They include the Museum of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
delily
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Northeast 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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“all ages” (46 reviews)
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1 Wade Oval Dr, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106-1701
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"discovery center"
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"planetarium shows"
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"earthquake simulator"
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"small zoo"
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"on wednesdays"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum with our son, daughter in law and 2 young grandsons. This museum is for persons of all ages. Really enjoyed the exhibits along with the planetarium which has a show for the younger age to get them interested in the stars,...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

My wife and I visited the natural history museum mainly to see the new Perkins outdoor wildlife area. While walking through the area we were chagrined to see some of these poor animals cooped up when it would seem that they would be far better...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is a very great place to stop on a trip to Cleveland if you have three or more days to explore. It has something for people of all ages with a small discovery center for young children, rescue animals...More

Thank Terence M
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

very nice exhibits, especially the Native american , prehistoric animals, and a really great out side small zoo of animals of North America! Well worth the price of admission!

Thank Carl G
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The staff was very friendly & helpful! I had a leg injury so when we asked for a wheelchair they accommodated very quickly so that was very kind. My husband & I had an amazing time with everything this place had to offer! We spent...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Really nice exhibits. Explanations are easy to read and informative. Children and adults were all having a good time Go to the outside animal exhibits and enjoy. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Our scientist daughter told us about the women in science exhibit there now, and this Saturday featured their staff ornithologist. My husband is a birder, and he enjoyed talking birds with her. Adjacent was a big exhibit Creatures of Light about florescent and bioluminescent species,...More

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ANGEL C
28 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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Dinoman59
30 November 2015|
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Response from Jack L | Reviewed this property |
All days should be good.
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