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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

#15 of 183 things to do in Cleveland Features Animals
1 Wade Oval Dr, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106-1701
+1 216-231-4600
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It was a nice place to spend a few hours. It is not quite as historic as our Carnegie Museum in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A nice afternoon, but not mind blowing.

Please let me preface by saying that I live very close to the Smithsonian, which are both awesome... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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1 Wade Oval Dr, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106-1701
+1 216-231-4600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a nice place to spend a few hours. It is not quite as historic as our Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh but it was nice

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Please let me preface by saying that I live very close to the Smithsonian, which are both awesome and free - including the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. The Cleveland Natural History Museum is cool, but not awesome and it is most definitely not free. But...More

Thank Entropia8
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History should be on the must see list for all visitors to Ohio. It has so many wonderful exhibits. A day is not enough to visit, explore, and learn about all that this place has to offer for everyone, adults...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a family of four. It was somewhat expensive. The museum is fairly small. The outdoor animal exhibit is basically just backyard animals. The museum itself is okay, but not particularly interactive.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. There was lots to see. The Planetarium was an added bonus. There is a lot of information on the animals and geography of the area. The story of Lucy is fascinating.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my grandsons & son around Easter. This was the first visit since they opened the outdoor section with live animals. We enjoyed it very much both in & out. There were plenty of interactive things for my grandsons to enjoy.

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. The dinosaurs were wonderful as was the exhibit on primates.I liked the outdoor area with animals native to Ohio. We also went to the planetarium for a live presentation about the solar eclipse in August. It was fun...More

Thank SeeTheW0rld62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my son's 3rd grade class. Had a great time at this museum! So much great stuff to see! Really awesome time! Staff was knowledgeable and friendly, and very accommodating to our large group of kids.

Thank Lyndsay N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a last minute stop for my son and I on our last day in Cleveland. This museum was really nice and very informative. The outdoor animal exhibits were very unexpected to see. Looking at all the minerals and stones was very nice. There...More

Thank luv2camp2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked that this museum had several exhibits on Ohio's history. That really made it a little better than average for me. Plenty to see and there are live animals outside in an easily walked area. It's in an area with several other museums so...More

Thank FemaleTraveler85
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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.
30 November 2015|
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Response from Jack L | Reviewed this property |
All days should be good.