As Ohio Governor Mike DeWine releases additional details of the Responsible RestartOhio plan, state residents are learning when certain types of facilities and businesses are allowed to reopen, provided they can meet certain health & Safety criteria to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For Northeast Ohio parents who are ready to take their children places, it can be a confusing time, not knowing what’s reopened and what hasn’t. Below, find an alphabetical list of area museums, attractions and entertainment facilities, along with their reopening dates and other details.
Be sure to check back, as we will continually update this post when area attractions notify the media of their opening dates and other information.
Adrenaline Monkey will reopen June 12 with limited hours. For complete details, including health and safety protocols, visit adrenalinemonkeyfun.com.
Akron Zoo will open to the public on June 17. Zoo members will have the opportunity to visit early during special preview days on June 15 and 16. Timed ticketing will be in use. All indoor buildings will be closed, along with the zoo’s Conservation Carousel, A&K Wilber Express and the boma (goat feeding). For complete details, visit akronzoo.org.
Reopened June 17. Advance Open Play session reservations guarantee admission. For hours, safety procedures and additional available services, go to cafeoplay.com/site.
Canton Ballet will reopen its doors for Summer Intensive dance classes on June 29. All class levels and dance idioms will be offered in person this summer. Virtual classes are also available. For complete details, including health and safety protocols, visit cantonballet.com.
Children’s Museum of Cleveland
CMC will be open exclusively to members July 6-8, closed for its usual off-day on July 9, and will be open to all guests, including both members and non-members, on July 10. Timed-entry reservations are required. For complete details, including health and safety protocols, visit cmcleveland.org.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Members and the general public are welcome to visit the outdoor gardens beginning June 10. Certain public health measures must be followed, and timed-tickets are required for the public; timed-entry reservations are required for members. Find complete details at cbgarden.org.
Cleveland History Center
The Cleveland History Center will reopen on July 24. The first day of reopening is reserved exclusively for Western Reserve Historical Society members. Advance timed tickets will be required. For additional opening information and visitor guidelines, visit wrhs.org.
e55 on the lake, Cleveland Metroparks’ full service restaurant along the Lake Erie shoreline, is now open along with concessions across the park district. East 55th Street Marina and Emerald Necklace Marina also are now open for boaters with limited hours. Guarded swim hours at Edgewater and Huntington beaches began June 6. Click here for more information.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
The zoo will reopen on June 17 with a reduced visitor capacity. Members and non-members will be required to make reservations in advanceReservations for visits from June 17 to June 30 will be available soon, with additional dates to follow. For details, to order tickets, and for information about health & safety procedures taking place, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo.
Cleveland Museum of Art
CMA will reopen its building on June 30. A limited number of free, reservation-only timed tickets for June 30 and the month of July will be available to members in a presale beginning June 15 and to the public from June 22. For detailed information about new protocols, visit the FAQ page listed on cma.org.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The museum will reopen on July 1. Online-only ticketing with timed-visit reservation slots will be implemented. For more information and details about other health & safety procedures, visit cmnh.org.
Drive-In Movie Theaters
Northeast Ohio drive-in theaters are open for the season. Click here for a detailed list.
Farmers Markets in Northeast Ohio
Many farmers markets in the greater Cleveland/Akron area are operating this season. Click here for a detailed list.
Fun ‘n’ Stuff
Fun ‘n’ Stuff, located in Macedonia, will reopen on June 11. For more information, visit fun-n-stuff.com.
Great Lakes Science Center
GLSC will reopen June 19 with the premiere of the special exhibition, Body Worlds Rx. The next phase of the science center’s reopening is scheduled for July 1, when the rest of the museum will open with regular hours. For details, hours and health & safety procedures, visit greatscience.com.
Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky
Guests will be welcomed back to the resort beginning June 26. For details, including a reopening sale, visit greatwolf.com/sandusky.
Greater Cleveland Aquarium
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium will reopen for general admission on July 6. Admission will be timed entry and reservations will be available to book online beginning June 25. For additional details, including health & safety procedures, visit greaterclevelandaquarium.com.
Hale Farm & Village
Hale Farm & Village will reopen July 9. The first day of reopening is reserved exclusively for Western Reserve Historical Society members. Advance timed tickets will be required. For additional opening information and visitor guidelines, visit wrhs.org.
Members and the public are welcome to the Holden Arboretum. The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower will open to the public on June 16. New advance purchase, timed-entry tickets are required. Details on this and other health & safety procedures are available at holdenarb.org.
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
The Farmpark will reopen June 19. For now, the park will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A limited number of people will be allowed in the park at a time and all activities will be held outdoors. All indoor exhibits are closed to the public. Details including program offerings and additional safety measures can be found at goto.lakemetroparks.com/
Lions Lincoln Theatre
Lions Lincoln Theatre, located in Massillon, will reopen on July 25. For performances and health and safety details, go to lionslincolntheatre.org or call 330-481-9105.
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
The Lodge’s Premium Wine Shuttle and Deluxe Wine Shuttle resume their daily schedules on June 19, with the Signature Immersion Tour’s Saturday and Sunday schedules beginning on June 20 for one-of-a-kind experiences. Visit thelodgeatgeneva.com for more information.
Make Believe Family Fun Center
Make Believe, located in Parma, will reopen on June 11. Details on hours, attractions and health & safety procedures can be found at makebelieveparma.com.
Mandel Jewish Community Center
The Mandel JCC, located in Beachwood, will reopen June 15. The indoor and outdoor pools are anticipated to reopen June 29. Members will be required to pre-schedule use of the Fitness Center, as well as time for all swimming program activities. Complete details can be found at mandeljcc.org/reopen.
Reopens July 17 and allow guests to practice social distancing throughout the facility in order to maintain a safe environment for guests to dine and play. For additional information, including a complete guide of Pinstripes safety measures, go to pinstripes.com.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock Hall will reopen on June 15, with advance tickets required. Live music on the plaza will resume in July on Thursday and Saturday evenings. For new hours, more details and health & safety procedures, visit rockhall.com
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Stan Hywet officially opens for the 2020 season on June 12. The Manor House and grounds will be open June 12-14 for members only. Regular operations and admission fees for all guests begin on June 16. All tours, including Manor House tours, will be self-guided. For details and health & safety procedures, visit stanhywet.org.
Urban Air Akron
Urban Air Akron will open on June 13. Guests will have the ability to advance purchase park tickets online to play for two hours. Details, including new health & safety procedures, are available at urbanairakron.com.