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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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Great history!

I've lived in Ohio my whole life... first time visiting the natural history museum! What a great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shannon K
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A must see!!!

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is a place I would definitely visit again and again. First... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Waterford, Michigan
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Wade Oval Dr, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106-1701
+1 216-231-4600
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've lived in Ohio my whole life... first time visiting the natural history museum! What a great day! Lots of different areas to explore and my favorite part was seeing the animals outside!! I would go again! It's in a great location with other things...More

Thank Shannon K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is a place I would definitely visit again and again. First of all, by sheer size alone, you more than get your money's worth. There are so many exhibits and so much information and fun facts to absorb. There...More

Thank WinchestAckles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing time, amazing museum. I can't wait to go back and check out everything even more extensively

Thank Melissa V
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The recently renovated Cleveland Museum of Natural History requires an updated review - more enthusiastic than ever! With the addition of a live coyote 'sanctuary' and other live animal exhibits (love the otters!), beautiful dioramas, many hands-on activities throughout, and lots of kid-friendly food in...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has just recreated the Perkins Wildlife Garden, showcasing native Ohio animals. it is fabulous! I've taken guests from 11 to 76, and we were all enchanted. (Have you ever seen a porcupine dance? All voluntarily with no training or...More

Thank TaBrPe
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I recently visited the museum with my brother after his surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. They gladly provided a wheelchair so my brother could enjoy the whole museum without becoming too fatigued. I especially liked the Balto exhibit; Balto's story is so amazing and I...More

Thank Alisa W
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing museum. There is plenty to do and see for anyone. Our favorites were the animals outside, the dinosaurs, and the kid's activity room. Oh, the planetarium show is great too!

Thank 232tracyb
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

Thank K4284FLangelap
Reviewed 18 July 2017

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 15 July 2017

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