Ongoing Attractions: Current Museum Exhibits, Features in Northeast Ohio

Ongoing Attractions: Current Museum Exhibits, Features in Northeast Ohio

Looking for a fun, educational outing with your kids? Check out the following family-friendly ongoing attractions happening this month in the greater Cleveland/Akron area. 

 

AKRON ART MUSEUM
THROUGH FEBRUARY 2
Open World: Video Games and Contemporary Art. Visual artists are gamers too, yet video games are rarely examined as a major influence on contemporary art. Open World draws attention to this phenomenon. 1 S. High St., 330-376-9185, akronartmuseum.org

AKRON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
SmART Saturdays. Exploratory art experiences and creative opportunities for all ages. 1-2 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month.
Art Studio Sundays. Artwork make & take with a different project each week. Every Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
216 S. Main St., akronkids.org

AKRON FOSSILS & SCIENCE CENTER
ONGOING
New Creation Education Museum. This museum is dedicated to comparing and contrasting scientific models like Intelligent Design and Evolution on the origin of the Universe, and Catastrophism and Uniformitarianism models on the geologic record. 2080 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley, 330-665-3466, akronfossils.com

AKRON ZOO
ONGOING
Get up close to 700 animals 361 days a year. Explore Komodo Kingdom, Grizzly Ridge, Penguin Point, and much more. Pride of Africa now open. 500 Edgewood Ave., 330-375-2550, akronzoo.org

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF CLEVELAND
ONGOING
Wonder Lab, Adventure City, Making Miniatures, Arts & Parts, The Meadow, Playlist and Theater. Visitors with autism spectrum disorder and developmental, sensory and learning differences will find supports throughout the museum. 3813 Euclid Ave., cmcleveland.org

CLEVELAND HISTORY CENTER
ONGOING
Cleveland Starts Here. A place for Northeast Ohioans to locate their own stories and place themselves in the rich story of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio and for school children to experience firsthand the history of Cleveland and the region. 10825 East Blvd., 216-721-5722, wrhs.org

CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO
ONGOING
Meet animals from around the world and create unforgettable memories. Tour the zoo and the RainForest for an afternoon or the entire day
. 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland 216-661-6500, futureforwildlife.org

THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
THROUGH JANUARY 5
Michelangelo: Mind of the Master. An unprecedented opportunity for museum visitors to experience the brilliance of Michelangelo’s achievements on an intimate scale through more than two dozen original drawings. 11150 East Blvd., clevelandart.org

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
THROUGH APRIL 26
Ultimate Dinosaurs: Meet a New Breed of Bite. Explore the dinosaurs of the Southern Hemisphere who evolved in isolation from the dinosaurs we know and love. 1 Wade Oval Drive, cmnh.org

GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
ONGOING
Curiosity Carnival. Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, step right up for a special exhibition like no other, featuring amazing feats of science! All the sights and sounds of the carnival, from the spectacles to the midway games, are based on science. 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, 216-694-2000, greatscience.com

GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM
ONGOING
Aquarist for a Day, Stingray Art Experience, Zzzs in the Seas Overnights. 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, 216-862-8803, greaterclevelandaquarium.com

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
ONGOING
Amelia Earhart, Ruth Nichols, Bessie Coleman, Harriet Quimby, Katharine Wright, the WASP, Jackie Cochran and more. Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 N. Marginal Road, Cleveland, 216-623-1111, iwasm.org

LAKE ERIE NATURE & SCIENCE CENTER
ONGOING
Schuele Planetarium: Twinkle Tots, Stellar Stars, Family Adventures in Space, Sky Tonight and Full Dome Show. 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, 440-871-2900, lensc.org

MALTZ MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE
THROUGH MARCH 1
Leonard Bernstein: The Power Of Music. The first large-scale museum exhibition to illustrate Leonard Bernstein’s life, Jewish identity, and social activism. 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, 216-593-0575, maltzmuseum.org

MCKINLEY MUSEUM
ONGOING
Stark County Food: From Early Farming to Modern Meals. This exhibition will explore food history in Stark County, from the earliest orchards and farms to today’s culinary tourism scene. 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton, 330-455-7043, mckinleymuseum.org

NATURE CENTER AT SHAKER LAKES
THROUGH JANUARY 6, 2020
“Fragments” by Paula Zinsmeister. Artist Paula Zinsmeister uses a variety of printmaking and mixed media techniques to portray the beauty of natural plants and grasses. In some instances, paper was made by hand or dyed using plants. 2600 S. Park Blvd., 216-231-5935, shakerlakes.org

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
ONGOING
The Garage: It’s Your Turn to Play. Pick up an instrument, crank up the volume and make your own music in the museum. Designed to evoke the birthplace of rock bands for decades, The Garage is where it’s your turn to play. 1100 Rock & Roll Blvd., Cleveland, rockhall.com

THE SHAKER HISTORICAL SOCIETY
ONGOING
First Saturday. Visit the Shaker Historical Museum the first Saturday of the month. Discover exhibits of Shaker life, the development of Shaker Heights, art and architecture. Shaker Historical Museum, 16740 S. Park Blvd., shakerhistory.org

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