Activities Around Town
Looking for fun events around Cleveland? Here are some local links and resources. First, start with this great list of 99+ things to do in Cleveland, courtesy of Savvy Source. Then, read on!
Children’s Museum of Cleveland
The museum is an interesting and interactive place for kids and adults to learn and have fun together. Specifically for children ages 12 months – 8 years and their caregivers.
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Kids will marvel at the exciting adventures that await in the Children’s Garden. Here, youngsters can hide away in a magical tree house retreat, steal a scent of a mint leaf or get up close with the frogs, turtles and fish in the pond.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo & The RainForest is open all year and home to more than 3000 animals representing 600 species, including the largest collection of primate species in North America.
Cleveland Museum of Art
The museum’s collections are FREE of charge to visit.
Some special exhibitions may carry a charge and tickets may be purchased online.
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, Fridays 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Stroller Tours – Cleveland Museum of Art – Babies Welcome! In fact, you need a baby in tow if you want to join this group. Join us the third Wednesday of each month for a casual and lively discussion led by a museum educator in the galleries—just for parents and caregivers and their pre-toddler age (18 months and younger) children. Expect a special kind of outing that allows for adult conversation where no one minds if a baby lends his or her opinion with a coo or a cry.All talks are from 10:30-11:30. Tours are limited to 10 pairs, please register at the Ticket Center, 216-421-7350. Meet us in the Atrium at the Visitor’s Desk.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Exhibits include Dinosaur bones, natural gemstones and fossils, and a huge section on Ohio birds, plant life, insects, and archeology. A planetarium teaches kids and adults all about the moon, the stars, and the galaxy.
Great Lakes Science Center
The Polymer Funhouse lets children 7 and younger stretch, shake, build, pull and play with polymers of all types in the special area. A ball pit and playland means that it’s friendly for all ages!
Greater Cleveland Aquarium
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium features more than 40 tanks of all sizes, which are home to thousands of living creatures. From the Ohio-native brook trout, to the ferocious piranhas, as well as the sand tiger sharks that reach more than seven feet long, our residents will fascinate and entertain you. The Greater Cleveland Aquarium promises wonder and excitement around every corner.
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Farmpark is a family oriented science and cultural center devoted to agriculture, farming, and country life.
NASA Glenn Research Center and Great Lakes Science Center
The visitors’ center features 6000 square feet of exhibit space, with interactive exhibits on the center’s namesake, John Glenn, as well as on the Apollo Era, space flight, and the space shuttles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland’s most popular attraction is fun for visitors of all ages.
The Western Reserve Historical Society Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
It’s bumper-to-bumper fun for the little ones. The museum showcases nearly 200 antique, vintage, and classic automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, automobile culture and aircraft. The Crawford collection is one of the top ten in the nation, according to Car Collector magazine.
Cleveland has plenty of things to do — 365 days a year. From festivals to art shows to museums to sporting events, there’s something to interest everyone. You’ll find it all here.
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