Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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While you are in Cleveland, you and your group have the amazing opportunity to check out the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The location is considered to be one of the finest institutions of its kind in the country, a place where visitors can look at the animals on display, enjoy planetarium shows, and explore the Smead Discovery Center. A family-friendly attraction, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History is entertaining and educational for guests of all ages to enjoy.

One of the center's most popular attractions is known as the Fossil Dig where children will get to dig up dinosaur bones and learn about and identify the fossils they discover. Another exhibit, the Touch Wall, is a wall full of artifacts from the museum's extensive collections. Guests can feel a real alligator head, touch feathers, skulls, teeth, rocks, and minerals and even run their fingers through cheetah fur.

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has a few outdoor galleries for guests to explore like the Ralph Perkins Wildlife Center and Woods Garden. At the exhibit, visitors will have the opportunity to see a variety of animals including bald eagles, owls, deer, foxes, otters, and bobcats. You can stand beneath a canopy of oak, tulip, beach, and maple trees. The center grows an abundance of plants that belong to several of Ohio's native natural communities. Here, you will discover the stories behind some of the museum's wild residents.

While you are at the museum you can also learn about the universe by visiting the Shafran Planetarium. Guests can watch live shows focusing on current celestial phenomena presented by astronomy experts.