Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has a mission “to inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health and leadership to a sustainable future”.

The Museum traces its roots back to a simple wooden structure on Public Square from 1830s. It was full of mounted birds and mammals and thus became known as the “Ark.” The official natural history museum would incorporate in 1920 and would move to its present location in University Circle in 1958.

The Museum offers everything from the dinosaur hall, a Planetarium and outdoor galleries which are inhabited by local animals from the area. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is also dedicated to scientific research. Its collections contain more than five million research specimens and artifacts! It is Ohio’s largest museum devoted to the natural sciences and one of the top 10 natural history museums in the United States.

To learn more about the museum of plan your next visit, check out https://www.cmnh.org/

To learn more about Cleveland and its amazing downtown, take a walking tour with us! Visit www.toursofcleveland.com to see our latest schedule and book your tour.

Some of the “gems” in the collection.
A triceratops in the dinosaur hall