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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Address: 1 Wade Oval Dr, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106-1701
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+1 216-231-4600
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Wed 10:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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This innovative museum carries out its mission to "help people...

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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i have not been the the Natural History Museum for a lot of years, so I had no idea how it had changed. What a difference. Not only all the dinosaurs, which I loved too. But I... read more

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Concord, Ohio
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Concord, Ohio
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40 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

i have not been the the Natural History Museum for a lot of years, so I had no idea how it had changed. What a difference. Not only all the dinosaurs, which I loved too. But I learned so much for all of the soil and rock formations and the explanations were so good. I loved the gems. I thought... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You will LOVE this museum. The exhibits are great, very informative and really nicely done. The outside exhibits for the animals are really very inventive and you get a great view of the animals. There are lots of places in here for the little kids to enjoy as well. There is a separate kids room with lots of fun things... More 

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Hamburg NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent trip to what could have been "just another museum, "we encountered an impressive museum filled with displays that were well exhibited, interesting for both adults and the many children who went from display to display, pointing, talking about what they saw, photographing everything. The best part was the hall of dinosaurs, full sized, very impressive! Intermittantly scattered... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were several coyotes having a territorial war which got all the kids' attention. An albino raccoon playing with its baby blanket was adorable so much that we wanted to take it home with us. The owls looked sleepy but they are so majestic that you can't help staring at them for a long time. Bobcats were chewing on dead... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect way to spend the day with my boys and on a weekday it's not too crowded. The addition of the outdoor space is wonderful, love the dinosaurs!

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Harrow, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed with this museum. Many exhibits and activities that are great for both children and adults. Lots of staff available to explain and involve you in their displays. Prices very reasonable and loved seeing the Lucy exhibit.

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Thank loriar
Amherst, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum just gets better and better. My young granddaughters simply love it here. We joined 2 years ago, because we were coming often, and since then, the outdoor animal habitat has been added and it seems there is never lacking a special exhibit. Outside there are coyotes, fox, owls, eagles, otters, and more. It's not just dinosaurs and it's... More 

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Thank DebbieC242
Copley, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this museum at least twice a year. Younger children will appreciate the dinosaur skeletons and the evolution of our species exhibit. Everyone will enjoy the planetarium shows. The museum recently added outdoor exhibits. Traveling exhibits will bring you back

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Thank felzenc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter wanted to see this museum and we all like museums so felt a good idea. The museum was not crowded this Sunday so we could easily get around to see the sights. The displays were well done and had a large variety of topics. Was a great indoor event since it was cold and windy outside. We had... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of attractions to see. Exhibits on the history of each section of the world, dinosaurs and other creatures from long ago. Our favorite was the exhibit of various jewels. Very cool.

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