Ongoing Attractions: Museum Exhibits, Features in Northeast Ohio

Ongoing Attractions: Museum Exhibits, Features in Northeast Ohio

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

Check individual websites for special hours and health and safety precautions.

AKRON ZOO

ONGOING
Legends of the Wild. How did the jaguar get its spots? How does the Andean condor carry the sun into the sky? Learn the answers to the legends of these animals and more. 505 Euclid Ave., Akron, akronzoo.org

AKRON ART MUSEUM

THROUGH 9/11

Reflections on Perception. What makes visuals like the reflection of clouds in water so compelling? This exhibit explores how artists working in realism employ such surfaces to create engaging compositions. 1 S. High St., akronartmuseum.org

AKRON FOSSILS & SCIENCE CENTER

ONGOING

Creation Education Museum. Comparing and contrasting scientific models like evolution and intelligent design on the origin of the universe, and catastrophism and uniformitarianism models on the geologic record. 2080 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley, akronfossils.com

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CLEVELAND

ONGOING

Adventure City. This multi-level environment, consisting of cozy corners and tall overlooks, encourages pretend play and limitless imagination. 3813 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, cmccleveland.org

CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN

ONGOING
Costa Rica Glasshouse. Experience the year-round exuberance you can find only in a Central American rainforest with towering trees, ever-blooming shrubs, and more. 11030 East Blvd., University Circle, cbgarden.org

CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO

ONGOING

Australian Adventure. Visit koalas year-round at Gumleaf Hideout. See kangaroos and wallabies in Wallaby Walkabout, and visit Kookaburra Station for up-close animal encounters. 3900 Wildlife Way, futureforwildlife.org

THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

THROUGH 8/21

Martial Art of India. Scenes of battles and portraits of soldiers in Indian paintings include both historical and mythical, real and idealized images – and often in combination. 11150 East Blvd., clevelandart.org

GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER

ONGOING
Youth Exhibits. Feed young scientists’ curiosity with special youth exhibits like the Polymer Funhouse, Port Polymer, and early childhood workshops. 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, greatscience.com

GREATER CLEVELAND AQUARIUM

ONGOING

Shark Gallery & Sea Tube. With 230,000 gallons of water, this impressive space features three species of sharks, stingrays, eels and many other species of fish. 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, greaterclevelandaquarium.com

HOLDEN ARBORETUM

ONGOING

Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower. A 500-foot-long elevated walkway that’s 65 feet above the forest floor and a tower 12 stories tall provide a breathtaking view. 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, holdenarb.org 

MALTZ MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE

THROUGH 8/28

Chagall for Children. 14 multi-sensory exploration stations incorporating high-quality reproductions of Marc Chagall’s works, encouraging children to explore art principles, composition, light and texture. 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, maltzmuseum.org

STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS

ONGOING

Entertaining: You’re Invited. Showcasing how the estate was used as an event space, with a deep dive into the types of parties and events that were held there, and who attended. 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, stanhywet.org

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