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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is undergoing a significant transformation, set to be completed in 2024, with the museum remaining open throughout the process. They are expanding and reimagining their campus and exhibits, adding new public spaces, and some areas may be temporarily closed during this period. The museum aims to minimize disruptions to provide an excellent guest experience.

Beyond the museum, they protect over 11,000 acres through their Natural Areas Program, preserving unique natural communities and offering educational hikes and classes. The museum is also committed to sustainability through its GreenCityBlueLake Institute.


  • Adult (19+): $10 | Senior (60+): $7 | Youth (3–18): $7 | Toddler (0–2): Free but ticket still required
  • Visitor Hall: Free with no ticket required. If you want to explore the rest of the museum, you will need to purchase a ticket.
  • FREE Sundays for Cleveland and East Cleveland Residents
  • Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation Community Days: Free admission on Sundays for the City of Cleveland and East Cleveland residents with proof of residency. Reserved tickets are required. Ticket holders will be asked to present proof of residency at the ticket desk.
  • Museums for All: $1 per ticket for up to 4 tickets with SNAP EBT card.
  • Students: $7 with school ID
  • Veterans, Active Military, Teachers, First Responders: 50% off the individual’s ticket with ID

A membership is the best way to experience the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Members receive free admission, discounted parking in our parking garage, and a discount in the Museum Store. Benefits also include reciprocal admission to other institutions, event discounts, and exclusive access to member events. Join Today.


The Museum's parking garage is located on the corner of Wade Oval Drive and East Boulevard.

The garage is open from 8 am to 5 pm daily. Hours may vary during special events.

General parking is $10 for the first two and a half hours, +$1 for each additional half hour, up to the daily maximum of $16. Special-event rates vary. Museum members receive a $6 flat-rate parking rate at all times. Parking is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and is intended for use by Museum visitors. Commuter parking is not permitted.


Museums & Galleries

1. The Cleveland Museum of Art

3 minute walk
Discover the cultural gem of University Circle at the Cleveland Museum o...

Parks & Gardens

1. 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 Terry Clark Library, Rare Book Collection and Museum Archives...

2. Ingalls Library & Museum Archives at the Cleveland Museum of Art

3 minute walk
The Ingalls Library mission is to support the museum’s current and...

Hospitals & Medical Facilities

1. Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center

3 minute walk
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center offers a full range of primary,...

Shopping and Retail

1. Cleveland History Center Gift Store

< 1 minute walk
The museum store features items relative to Cleveland or made in Clevela...

2. Cleveland Museum of Natural History Store

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


1. Origins Café at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

< 1 minute walk
Origins Café is the Museum's new on-site, year-round café ...

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