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Friday Night Lights

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

  • Date Friday, November 24, 2023
  • Time 10:00AM - 8:00PM
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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... more

This holiday season, treat yourself and your loved ones to an after-hours visit to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History! From November 24 through December 29, 2023, the Museum will keep the lights on every Friday night until 8pm. Each Friday evening will feature Eclipse Fever, an original program in the Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium; 3D movies; Current Science presentations; a DJ; guided night walks through the Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden—Presented by KeyBank; and more.

Stroll through our new Visitor Hall as you welcome back some of the Museum’s most iconic specimens, including Lucy, Balto, Haplocanthosaurus (Happy), and Dunkleosteus (Dunk). The Visitor Hall is now open and FREE to all guests. For all other spaces and experiences, Museum admission rates apply. Guests who purchase tickets at any time on Friday are invited to stay past 5pm at no additional cost. Admission is free for Museum members.

Interested in adding an out-of-this-world experience to your evening? Purchase tickets for Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, showing for a limited time only in the Shafran Planetarium. Advance tickets are highly recommended; walk-up admission is not guaranteed. $10 per person. May be purchased separately or in addition to general admission.

Don’t forget to save room for dinner in Origins Café. Whether you’re craving a handmade slider or a slice of pizza, we’ve got you covered. The chef has prepared a seasonal special exclusively for Friday Night Lights: Apple Cider Poached Sweet Potato Gnocchi “Poutine.” Beer and wine will also be available.


4:30pm | Eclipse Fever (Shafran Planetarium)
4:45pm | Titanosaur (Murch Auditorium)
5:15pm | Flight of the Butterflies (Murch Auditorium)
5:30pm | Eclipse Fever (Shafran Planetarium)
5:30pm | Perkins After Dark
5:45pm | Titanosaur (Murch Auditorium)
6:15pm | Flight of the Butterflies (Murch Auditorium)
6:30pm | Perkins After Dark
6:45pm | Titanosaur (Murch Auditorium)
7pm | Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon (Shafran Planetarium)
7:15pm | Flight of the Butterflies (Murch Auditorium)

Current Science and Smead Discovery Center—Presented by PNC will be open until 8pm.

Friday Night Lights


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