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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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

Visit Cleveland Museum of Natural History at at discount with CirclePass, University Circle's multi-attraction ticket!

CMNH will have a single-direction flow through the museum including the Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden. Exhibits have been modified to limit contact points. The Smead discovery center will remain closed to the public.

Visitors will be required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Advance purchase timed tickets are required to visit. All guests will be asked to submit to temperature checks via thermal scanners. Learn more here.

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.


  • Adults (19+) - $17.00
  • Youth (3-18) - $14.00
  • College Students (with ID) - $14.00
  • Seniors (60+) - $14.00
  • Toddlers (0-2) - Free
  • Members - Free


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Universities & Libraries

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2 minute walk
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2. Research Library at the Cleveland History Center

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Hospitals & Medical Facilities

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Historical Landmarks

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3 minute walk
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Places of Worship

1. Mount Zion Congregational Church

3 minute walk
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Shopping and Retail

1. Cleveland History Center Gift Store

5 minute walk
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2. Cleveland Museum of Natural History Store

2 minute walk
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