Cleveland Botanical Gardens
- 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106 (216) 721-1600
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays | 10am – 5pm
Wednesdays & Fridays | 10am – 9pm, Sundays | Noon – 5pm, $19/non-member adult; $13/non-member child (3-12) - FREE for Garden members and children under 3
~ Cleveland’s supersized, all-new indoor and outdoor springtime celebration.
30,000 brilliant flowers and their sweet scents awaken your senses from a winter slumber, both indoors and out.
Greater Cleveland Aquarium
2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland OH.
216-862-8803 or www.greaterclevelandaquarium.com
Features more than 40 tanks, including a walk-through shark tank. Strollers allowed Monday through Friday except holidays. Now wheelchair accessible but no rentals provided. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Price: Adult (age 13+)$19.95, Child (ages 2-12)$13.95,
Under 2 Free
Dunham Tavern Museum
6709 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. 216-431-1060 or www.dunhamtavern.org.
Stagecoach stop built in 1824, with artifacts from 1820 to 1860. Grounds feature barn, log cabin, heritage trail and gardens. Tours by appointment only (for 15 or more). Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday. Closed holidays. $3, adults; $2, children under 12; free, members.
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Learning Center and Money Museum
1455 East Sixth St. 216-579-3188 or www.clevelandfed.org.
Stand beneath our 23-foot-tall money tree, trade on Barter Islands, try to identify counterfeit dollar bills, and make your own currency! Experience our hands-on, interactive exhibits to learn about the history of money, cybersecurity, cash operations, and more. Walk in and see the Money Museum today!
Free admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Closed holidays.
Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society
Galleria at Erieview - 1301 East Ninth St. 216-523-3900 or www.jcu.edu/language/hunghemu
On the second floor of the Galleria. The museum's mission is preserving Hungarian culture and the experiences of Hungarians in Northeast Ohio. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. By appointment only Monday and Saturday. Free.
James A. Garfield National Historic Site
8095 Mentor Ave., Mentor.
440-255-8722 or www.nps.gov/jaga.
The 20th U.S. president's home is now under the operation of the National Park Service. Noon-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday. Closed Monday through Friday. School groups and adult groups welcome by appointment. $5; free for children 15 and younger.
- Brecksville Reservation, Nature Center, Chippewa Creek Drive, off Ohio 82, Brecksville. 440-526-1012 or www.clevelandmetroparks.com
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
- 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland OH. 216-661-6500 or www.clemetzoo.com
Winter zoo hours and Rain Forest: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Australian Adventure closed for the season. Admission: Adult $19 Seniors $17, , ages 2-11; $15, ages under 2 and zoo members. Mondays free for residents of Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township.
Children’s Museum of Cleveland
3813 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH.,
(216) 791-7114 www.clevelandchildrensmuseum.org
Hours: 10am-4:45pm (daily)
Price: $15 per person
Children’s Museum of Cleveland is a favorite for energetic and creative eight-year-olds and their families. Located in Cleveland’s cultural point in University Circle, the museum provides kids hours of fun and learning. Families can check out the classic exhibit, Big Red Barn, which is named after the children’s book classic, or check out their “Bridges to Our Community” program.
Mill Creek Falls History Center
8404 Webb Terrace, Cleveland.
216-271-9300 or www.slavicvillagehistory.org.
Noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Monday through Friday by appointment. Learn about the history of the Slavic Village and Mill Creek neighborhoods.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive University Circle, Cleveland, OH., (216) 231-4600
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Wednesday: 10am – 10pm, Sunday: 12 - 5pm
Price: $14 - $17 https://www.cmnh.org/
Enjoy these exhibits and collections inside the Museum, but also the 4,000 acress of rare habitat that surrounds it.
Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH., (216) 694-2000 www.glsc.org
Hours: 10am-5pm (daily)
Price: $5 - $25
This high-tech facility is full of fun and creative things for your grandkids to do. From the Polymer Funhouse, which features more than 90 kid-friendly exhibits, to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center for the budding-astronaut in your family, Great Lakes Science Center has fun down to a science.
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH., (216) 421-7350
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday, Friday: 10am – 9pm, Monday: Closed
Founded in 1913, this cultural institution has advocated and remained a place “for the benefit of all the people forever.” Their children’s programs, such as the “My Very First Art Class” and Family Days, the museum continues to engage generations to come.
National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame
- 605 East 222nd St., Euclid.
216-261-3263 or www.clevelandstyle.com
Polka history and memorabilia. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays.
Cleveland Playhouse Square
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
- 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland. 216-781-7625,
1-800-493-7655 or www.rockhall.com.
Music memorabilia (exhibits, sounds and experiences of artists, songwriters and producers from every era). 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Adult $35, Child $25 Monday free for residents of Northeast Ohio with ZIP codes beginning with 440, 441, 442 or 443 with an ID. Permanent Exhibits: "Hall of Fame Inductee Gallery," "The Roots of Rock and Roll: Blues, Gospel, Country/Folk/Bluegrass and R&B," "Cleveland Rocks," "Cities and Sounds," "Films at the Rock Hall," "Treasures From the Vault." Ongoing.
Shaker Historical Society
- 16740 South Park Blvd., Shaker Heights. 216-921-1201 or www.shakerhistory.com.
Hours: 2-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and Sunday. Closed holidays. $5, nonmembers; $2, children 6-18; free, members and children under 6. Exhibit: Don Hisaka: The Cleveland Years. Architect Don Hisaka came to Cleveland in 1960 to be director of design for Dalton-Dalton and established his own firm a year later. Through the years he has designed several major buildings in the area, ranging from residences to educational structures and commercial spaces.
Steamship William G. Mather Tour
601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH., (216) 694-2000
May, September, October: Saturdays & Sundays: 11am – 5pm
June, July, August: Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Price: $10.95 Adults, Seniors $6.95, Children $8.95
Ever wonder what it’s like to experience and explore a real steamboat? This restored, 618-foot historic flagship might just do the trick. Built in 1925, the Steamship William G. Mather Discover was once a working Great Lakes freighter, with huge cargo space, brass and oak pilot house, an elegant guest quarters and four-story engine room.
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11am – 7pm, Sunday: 12 – 5pm
Tower City Center looks like any regular mall, but this city landmark is actually registered in the National Register of Historic Places. With a casino, two hotels, and the main point of Cleveland's three transit lines, this place is really a hub for everything-Cleveland. Not only that, there are over 100 specialty shops and restaurants.
Cleveland's Bridges and the Flates
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