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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

We were provided with free admission from the Museum to share what it has to offer.

Our final stop in university circle was the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. It is within walking distance of the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Like with all museums they are always putting on new exhibits for visitors. This is a must see for all ages, especially the little ones.

For those who like the great outdoors.

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For dinosaur lovers, such as our daughter, we had to show the huge and awesome collection of dino fossils and other prehistoric animals.

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The Natural History museum has many things to explore and offer. It includes everything from dinosaurs and to animals, and gemstones, a real moon rock, mined ores and sparkling diamonds. You can walk through and learn about space and see things that have come from the heavens of space. Besides a huge hall of dinosaur fossils and other prehistoric creatures the museum also has a hands-on Discovery Center for children of all ages. There are outdoor gardens to explore along with wildlife habitats. You can experience live animal shows or explore the universe in the daily planetarium programs.

They have everything from volcanoes, life of the sea to things from outer space to information on Ohio history and the glaciers that used to cover the state.

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The museum has a large selection of things to experience. These include all areas: Archaeology, Botany, Cultural Anthropology, Invertebrate Paleontology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mineralogy, Ornithology, Paleobotany, Physical Anthropology, Vertebrate Paleontology, and Vertebrate Zoology. The museum has a huge conservation program and currently protects up to 5,000 acres in Northern Ohio. I have always been fascinated with minerals so I enjoyed their exhibits.

Along with everything the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has to offer, they also have a giant Museum Store with a wide range of things for all ages and all interests. We picked up a few things which included a mineral collection for Kaila’s rock collection. Remember all purchase help support research and community outreach.

The museum has a lot to offer and anyone with kids can spend a lot of time there. Check out their website for more information on what the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has to offer.

Thanks to Museum staff that answered questions on the fossils!

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