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 7/19
Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Experience transportation as a muse in prints, paintings and photographs. Explore engaging activities inspired by the works, such as a real train track that runs around the base of the gallery, and hear from local transportation enthusiasts in your neighborhood. 1 S. High St., 330-376-9185, akronartmuseum.org

AKRON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
SATURDAYS
SmART Saturdays. Exploratory art experiences and creative opportunities for all ages. 9-10 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. 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. 500 Edgewood Ave., 330-375-2550, akronzoo.org

CANTON MUSEUM OF ART
THROUGH 7/21
Food for Thought. These artworks examine what we eat, how we eat it, and who we eat with, creating an intimate look at the role food plays in American art and culture. 1001 Market Ave. N., 330-453-7666, cantonart.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

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
THROUGH 6/2
RADwood: Cleveland Goes Rad. Celebrates 1980s and 1990s car culture and lifestyles. From vibrant clothing to unique beats and everything in between, RADwood: Cleveland Goes Rad explores the culture that shaped a generation of car enthusiasts now entering their 30s and beyond. 10825 East Blvd., 216-721-5722, wrhs.org

THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
THROUGH 5/26
Beyond Truth: Photography after the Shutter. Explore figurative scenes and portraits in which artists have altered the “truth” through post-production techniques ranging from composite printing, multiple exposures, and handwork on negatives and prints to digital capture and manipulation. 11150 East Blvd., clevelandart.org

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
THROUGH 12/1
Finding Lucy: Our First Steps in Discovery. Meet the famous “Lucy” specimen of Australopithecus afarensi — the oldest pre-human ancestor fossil to show evidence of upright walking at the time of her discovery. 1 Wade Oval Drive, cmnh.org

GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
ONGOING
Vroom! A Car Adventure. You won’t need a license to get hands-on in this expansive new exhibition, developed and curated in-house by the Science Center’s Exhibits team. From a Tot Garage area for the youngest tinkerers to an exhibit that demonstrates how self-driving cars are able to see using a LIDAR sensor, Vroom! is sure to get every guest’s curiosity racing. 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

HOLDEN ARBORETUM
ONGOING
Canopy Walk and Emergent Tower. The Canopy Walk, a 500-foot-long elevated walkway built 65 feet above the forest floor, will give you a unique perspective on forests and the animals. The Emergent Tower will take you above the trees to a height of 120 feet, where on a clear day you can see all the way to Lake Erie. 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, 440-946-4400, holdenarb.org

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 5/12
Israel: Then & Now. Highlights the country’s natural wonders, vibrant economy, and dynamic culture, documenting Israel’s profound evolution in the 70 years since the country was created. 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, 216-593-0575, maltzmuseum.org

MCKINLEY MUSEUM
THROUGH 5/26
Inverted Intersections. This exhibition features images of downtown Canton intersections taken by Timken photographer Robert H. Hildebrand in 1956. 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton, 330-455-7043, mckinleymuseum.org

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
ONGOING
Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball. An interactive exhibit showcasing rock-themed, playable pinball machines combined with historic merchandise and artifacts to explore the artistic portrayal of artists and bands. 1100 Rock & Roll Blvd., Cleveland, rockhall.com

STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS
ONGOING
Lasting Impressions. Celebrating Gertrude Seiberling’s passion for painting, which she rediscovered at age 64, and passionately pursued for the next 16 years. Her paintings will be on display in the Manor House. 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, 330-836-5533, stanhywet.org

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