Ecology Resources

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Mission: The Cleveland Museum of Natural History aspires to instill a deeper understanding of and appreciation for nature in our audiences. The Museum will engage, educate and enrich people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds with recognition of their role in nature, and the need for conservation and preservation of natural diversity in a rapidly changing world.

Open to the Public: Yes

Admission: Adults: $7, Youth: $5, Children: $4. Group rates available for 12 or more.

Exhibits: The museum features many permanent and temporary exhibits. Permanent exhibits include areas that focus on human ecology, prehistoric life, gems and jewels, astronomy, archaeology, botany, birds, insects, and overall Ohio ecology. Temporary exhibits include “Digging the Mystery: The Danbury Site” and “Glacial Erratica.” Coming soon will be “Discovering Chimpanzees.” On site, they have an outdoor woods garden that is home to bald eagles, owls, deer, foxes, bobcats, and hawks.

Events and Activities: The CMNH has programs for education of youth from preschool through college age. Actives include classes, gallery programs, self conducted tours, museum wide scavenger hunts, and teacher services. For the older crowd, they have lectures on astronomy and exploration, and also feature many guest speakers.

Additional Resources: They feature many services for teachers who are looking to go more in-depth into a certain topic. They also put out some publications, including a monthly newsletter informing subscribers about upcoming events.

Behind the Scenes: CMNH is currently conducting many studies, including studies on the Hydroptilid, wetlands conservation, and freshwater bivalves, among other studies.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are a big part of the success of CMNH. They help out researchers in labs, give museum tours, and take part in many other tasks throughout the complex. Internships are also available.

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