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
ONGOING
Summer Live Creative Studio. During the museum’s weekday hours, families are invited to pop in for a hands-on artmaking challenge where they can explore the process of self-expression through the use of unique art mediums and techniques, guided by friendly studio instructors. 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. Art Studio Sundays. 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. All-new Pride of Africa now open. 500 Edgewood Ave., 330-375-2550, akronzoo.org

BEECH CREEK BOTANICAL GARDEN & NATURE PRESERVE
THROUGH 9/15
Interact with nature in a fun and unique way as you explore the summer exhibits including the Butterfly House, Caterpillar Nursery, and Amazing Garden Plant Science Center. Explore two dozen hands-on activity stations related to nature and environmental science. 11929 Beech St. NE, Alliance, beechcreekgardens.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
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 schoolchildren to experience firsthand the history of Cleveland and the region. 10825 East Blvd., 216-721-5722, wrhs.org

THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
THROUGH 9/22
Cai Guo-Qiang: Cuyahoga River Lightning. Features three monumental gunpowder works by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang (born 1957), known for his explosion events, gunpowder-ignited paintings and installations, all using environmentally-friendly material. 11150 East Blvd., clevelandart.org

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
THROUGH 10/28
Fossil Hunters: The Search for our Past. Visitors will be virtually transported to the Afar desert of Ethiopia, where they will see how teams of fossil hunters search for clues to our evolutionary puzzle. They will learn where fossils are found, and how they are detected and extracted from the surface. 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
THROUGH 9/15
Woodland Express Garden Railroad Exhibit. Step into a magical garden railroad featuring G-scale trains, vibrant plantings and handcrafted architectural elements. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 8/18
Everyday Heroes Activity Center. Children are invited to discover their own everyday superpowers, such as kindness, compassion, listening and helping through hands-on activities. 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 8/4
Nature’s Expressions by Julie Cook. Julie Cook is a self-taught artist who mainly works in acrylics and mixed media. She enjoys experimenting with paint and products to see what new textures and techniques she can create. 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

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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