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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

  • Address 1 Wade Oval Dr Cleveland, OH 44106
  • Phone (216) 231-4600
  • Hours Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Website https://www.cmnh.org/

When you visit the Museum, you’ll have the opportunity to delve deep into the past in its dinosaur hall, discover the outer reaches of the Universe in Shafran Planetarium, and experience natural wonders in outdoor galleries. Children can experience hands-on learning in Smead Discovery Center, where the motto is "please touch!" Traveling exhibits bring the world to Cleveland with an ever-changing variety of new subjects to explore.

Beyond the Museum campus, Cleveland Museum of Natural History protects more than 6,400 acres through its Natural Areas program. Each preserve harbors at least one unique natural community, including hardwood forest, Lake Erie island, fossil dune ridge, marsh, swamp, and glacial wetland. Together, these areas represent the remarkable biological diversity that was once widespread throughout the region, and now serve as educational and scientific resources. The Museum’s naturalist-led hikes and classes provide access to a wild Ohio you may never have imagined.

The Museum is also a leader in sustainability through our GreenCityBlueLake Institute.

Nearby

Museums & Galleries

1. Cleveland History Center

7 minute walk
The Cleveland History Center houses exhibits that tell the story of Nort...

Parks & Gardens

1. Cleveland Botanical Garden

6 minute walk
For seventy-five years, Cleveland Botanical Garden has been one of North...

2. Wade Oval

2 minute walk
Wade Oval is one of northeast Ohio's premier public spaces, home to even...

Universities & Libraries

1. Harold T. Clark Library at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

< 1 minute walk
The Harold T. Clark Library consists of more than 20,000 books and a 40,...

2. Research Library at the Cleveland History Center

7 minute walk
The Research Library collections include published resources (250,000 bo...

Shopping and Retail

1. Cleveland Botanical Garden Store

6 minute walk
The Garden Store is an inspiring place to shop for the gardener – ...

2. Cleveland Museum of Natural History Store

< 1 minute walk
Stop by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s store and find u...

Dining

1. The Garden Café at Botanical Garden

6 minute walk
Soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts

2. Exploration at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

< 1 minute walk
Award-winning chef and restaurateur Zack Bruell has opened Exploration, ...

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