Cleveland Botanical Garden
The first urban botanical garden established in the United States
wlecomes visitors to ten beautifully landscaped acres of formal
gardens and the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse. Open for for
75 years, the Botanical Garden is located on East Blvd. in Cleveland.
Cleveland Museum of Art
Located in historic University Circle, the Cleveland Museum of Art
is recognized worldwide as one of the finest art museums with more
than 30,000 pieces of art spanning 5,000 years. The Museum offers
outstanding programs for scholars, artists, families, and children.
A highly respected film and music series compliments the permanent
collections and schedule of exhibitions. Admission is free. Currently,
the CMA is undergoing a renovation and many of the permanent collections
are unavailable. Call ahead (216.421.7340) to see which exhibits
are open, or visit them on the web at www.clemusart.com.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Natural History is Ohio's oldest and most impressive
natural history museum featuring exhibits, programs, planetarium,
and live animals. You'll find dinosaurs, the Ralph Perkins II Wildlife
Center and Woods Garden, a 360-million-year-old fish, and Lucy,
a lady who doesn't mind telling her age, will amaze you at approximately
3.2 millions years of age. All this, plus the new planetarium will
encourage you to sit back and relax. Located on Wade Oval Drive
in University Circle, you can also visit the museum online at www.cmnh.org.
Great Lakes Science Museum
The Great Lakes Science Museum, heralded as one of the nation's
premier science centers, has three floors of interconnected exhibition
areas, a gift shop, restaurant, promenade, and public recreation
areas with view of Lake Erie and the city of Cleveland. You can
enjoy over 400 hands-on interactive exhibits and you can challenge
the heights of your imagination at the Cleveland Clinic Omnimax
Theater -- a six-story high theater with supersized images and ultrareal
digital sound. For more information, visit www.greatscience.com.
HealthSpace Cleveland recently opened to rave reviews. Logging in
at 81,000 square feet, HealthSpace features a 186-seat auditorium,
computer center, cafe, gift shop, classrooms, laboratories, distance-learning
studios and a fascinating array of interactive exhibits all centered
on the theme, "The Road to Good Health." HealthSpace Cleveland,
located on Euclid Avenue in University Circle, is your destination
for health education and family fun. See more at www.healthspacecleveland.org.
William Mather Steamship Museum
The Mather is one of only four Great Lakes freighter museum ships
in existence and is a premiere example of the golden era of steamships.
Located on E. 9th Street, this museum is only open from May through
October. Visit their website at wgmather.nhlink.net.
MOCA Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art
Experience contemporary art through outstanding exhibitions, outreach
events, education, and publications. Enjoy seasonal exhibits and
events. MOCA's exceptional reference library is open to the public
by appointment. View www.mocacleveland.org
for more information.
Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
This museum, located on the shores of Lake Erie, is about the music
that changed the world and defined generations. It explores contemporary
music's ongoing evolution and its enduring impact on global culture.
The 150,000 square foot museum serves audiences of all ages from
the Great Lakes region, the nation, and the world. Permanent and
changing exhibits, a cafe, a shop, and of course, the Hall of Fame,
highlight this must-see attraction. Visit www.rockhall.com
for more details.
Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland's oldest cultural institution includes the Crawford Auto-Aviation
Museum, History Museum, and Research Library containing one of the
largest genealogical resources in the east. Outstanding permanent
collections, holiday programs, and changing exhibits are some of
the features. The Auto-Aviation Museum showcases nearly 200 aircraft,
bikes, and automobiles ranging from old-fashion Model T's to modern-day
Jaguars, making the collection one of the finest in the nation.
For further information, visit www.wrhs.org.