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. Process-based workshops emphasize discovery, problem solving and critical thinking while learning through play. 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 4/7
Visions 2019: Artists League Spring Show. A wide variety of media and subject matter from members of the Canton Artists League. A total of around 60 artworks will fill the upper galleries with artistic talent. 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 BOTANICAL GARDEN
THROUGH 4/28
Amazing Butterflies. Visitors will experience the challenges of being a caterpillar as it morphs into a beautiful butterfly through an interactive maze of larger-than-life leaves, grass and trees. Amazing Butterflies includes engaging features like a butterfly zip line, a climbable spiderweb, and a giant caterpillar entry tunnel. 11030 East Blvd., 216-721-1600, cbgarden.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 4/28
Built to Survive: Biomechanics. Spider webs stronger than steel? Fish that can bite through bricks? Explore the world of biomechanics to discover the most fascinating marvels of natural engineering — how plants and animals have evolved to survive. 1 Wade Oval Drive, cmnh.org

CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
THROUGH 12/31
The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen. Travel the globe with traditional and modern puppets from every corner of the world, along with artifacts, interactive activities and live performances. 325 Superior Ave., 216-623-2800, cpl.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

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

THE SHAKER HISTORICAL SOCIETY
THROUGH 5/5
Intersections: Jenniffer Omaitz. Omaitz’s visually stunning work consists of paintings that explore the ideas of fold, gesture and movement. Color highlights changes in spatial order that appear fractured or fragmented. 16740 S. Park Blvd., Shaker Hts., shakerhistory.org

STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS
SEASON OPENING 4/2
The 2019 season includes enhanced tours, new exhibits, and new public programs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, 330-836-5533, stanhywet.org

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