The Children's Museum of Cleveland is an interesting and interactive place for kids and adults to learn and have fun together.
Located in the University Circle neighborhood, the museum, established in 1981, is designed specifically for children ages 12 months - 8 years and their caregivers.
The Children's Museum gives kids the opportunity to learn by doing fun things. Permanent exhibits includeSplish! Splash!, which is all about water transportation. This section also include the weather forecast center, in which kids can present their own weather broadcast in front of a camera and play it back.
Other Children's Museum exhibits include Bridges to the Community, where kids can push their own grocery carts, go through the check-out line, "bank" with play money, and pump their own "gas," among other activities.
The Big Red Barn, based on the book by Margaret Wise Brown, is designed for the youngest kids (ages 0-4) and their caregivers. Features include a working silo, a barn slide, and an apple orchard.
Visiting the Children's Museum of Cleveland:
The Children's Museum of Cleveland is easy to get to from downtown and Cleveland's east side. Located on an island between Euclid and Chester Avenues, the museum has ample free parking. Be sure to stop at the Elf's Corner, the museum's gift shop. It's full of fun, interactive toys and games.
Children's Museum of Cleveland
10730 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Hours and Admission:
Open daily from 10am to 445pm.
Ages 1+: $7
Visitors under 12 months are free
Hotels Near the Children's Museum of Cleveland:
The Intercontinental Hotel (check rates), at the Cleveland Clinic, is less than a mile away from the museum and offers elegant accommodations as well as a full range of services. Smaller and more intimate is the Glidden House (check rates), just around the corner. It's a charming bed and breakfast inn, created out of an historic mansion.