The Cleveland Museum of Natural History aims to make the story of humanity, our planet and our universe fun and informative for all its visitors. There is a lot to learn here with exhibits which include a 3.2 million year old skeleton of one our long gone ancestors, dubbed Lucy. Elsewhere there are exhibits on mammoths, mastodons, sabre tooth tigers and much more!
Things to Do
- The permanent and traveling exhibits at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History illustrate and interpret science and the natural world to visitors. Dioramas, displays and interactive exhibits allow visitors to experience the past, see the formation of the universe and explore the lives of early humans.
- You can celebrate your child's birthday at the Museum. Their facility is available for booking birthday parties on Saturdays and Sundays. Parties at the Museum include a Birthday Specialist to assist you in the celebrations plus a juice boxes for all the kids, a birthday cake, placemats, tablecloths and a self-guided scavenger hunt. You can choose between three themes for the party; Down with Dinosaurs, Animal Safari and Birthday under the Stars. This final theme can include a show at the Planetarium for an extra cost.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Insider Tips
- All parts of the museum including the Planetarium and Observatory are fully wheelchair accessible. The Museum also has three wheelchairs which can be used on a first come first serve basis at no charge.
- The Museum grants free admission to police, fire and military personnel along with teachers, certified home school instructors and veterans. Infants under two are also allowed in for no charge.
- First come first serve parking is provided in the Museum's lot off of Wade Oval Drive. Depending on how long you stay it will cost you between $8 and $14.