Local Northeast Ohio locations with a focus on Cleveland’s West Side. Activities for kids of all ages.
A Christmas Story House A Christmas Story House is a museum in Cleveland, Ohio’s Tremont neighborhood. The 19th-century Victorian, which was used in the exterior scenes of Ralphie Parker’s house in the 1983 film A Christmas Story. 3159 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44109 (216) 298-4919 Allen Memorial Art Museum The Allen Memorial Art Museum is located in Oberlin, Ohio, and is run by Oberlin College. Founded in 1917, its collection is one of the finest of any college or university museum in the United States, consistently ranking among those of Harvard and Yale. The collection contains over 14,000 works of art. 87 N Main St, Oberlin, OH 44074 (440) 775-8665 Children’s Museum Cleveland As a leader in imaginative and creative play, The Children’s Museum of Cleveland (CMC) gives children a place and the tools to write their own script and discover their own adventures through our interactive exhibits and programs. A child will be naturally drawn to those activities that most excite and engage him or her. 3813 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 (216) 791-7114 Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm Cleveland Botanical Gardens For seventy-five years, Cleveland Botanical Garden has been one of Northeast Ohio’s treasures. With beautiful facilities and innovative programming, the Garden reaches out to every segment of the community. It is a sanctuary for those who live and work in the city; a source of inspiration and information for gardeners; a living laboratory for students, teachers and researchers; a healing presence for those with special needs; and a catalyst for urban revitalization. 11030 East Blvd Cleveland, OH 44106 (216) 721-1600 Closed Mondays and Tuesdays; Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Wednesday 10 am – 9:00 pm; Sundays: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Cleveland History Center (Part of the Western Reserve Historical Society) Home of the Cleveland Starts Here exhibit, the Cleveland History Center houses exhibits that tell the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents and artifacts. Through the use of the Western Reserve Historical Society’s extensive collections Cleveland History Center provides the public with a much-needed sense of place in today’s mobile society. Each document and artifact tells a story that personally engages individuals, young and old to make these stories come alive. 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (216) 721-5722 Cleveland Museum of Art The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes almost 45,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. Having recently completed an ambitious, multi-phase renovation and expansion project across its campus, the museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship, performing arts, and art education. It is one of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation and free of charge to all. 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106 (216) 421-7350 Closed Mondays; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Cleveland Natural History Museum Wade Oval Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106 (216) 231-4600 Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Wednesday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00 pm Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Learning Center and Money Museum Stand beneath our 23-foot money tree, trade on the Barter Islands, try to identify counterfeit bills, and make your own currency! Experience our hands-on, interactive exhibits to learn about personal finance, economics and the history of money–Walk in and see the Money Museum. Take a group tour of the Bank or schedule a guided tour of the Money Museum. Admission and tours are free! They also schedule tours for group events. Very cool. 1455 E 6th St, Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 579-3188 Frostville Museum 24101 Cedar Point Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070 (440) 779-0280 Great Lakes Science Center 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 694-2000 Hale Farm and Village (Part of the Western Reserve Historical Society) An outdoor living history museum featuring life and crafts from the mid-1800s. It includes farm animals, pastures, gardens, and historic houses with historical interpreters dressed in period costume. 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, OH 44210 (330) 666-3711 International Women’s Air & Space Museum The International Women’s Air & Space Museum, Inc. is a museum dedicated to the preservation of the history of women in aviation and space and the documentation of their continuing contributions today and in the future. 1501 N Marginal Rd, Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 623-1111 Open Daily 8am – 8pm Lake Erie Nature & Science Center 28728 Wolf Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140 (440) 871-2900 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 (216) 781-7625 The Sculpture Center 1834 E 123rd St Cleveland, OH 44106 (216) 229-6527 Wednesday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00 pm; Other weekday times by prior appointment Steamship William G. Mather (part of the Great Lakes Science Center) Open from May – October, you can tour this restored 618-foot historic ship and see what life was like on board a working Great Lakes freighter. Explore the 1925-built Mather from stem to stern and see its huge cargo holds, brass and oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters and four-story engine room. Walk the decks and marvel at the “engineering firsts” that helped transform Northeast Ohio into a great industrial center. Experience the golden era of steamships on one of the best. 1001 E 9th St, North Coast Harbor Park, Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 696-2000 June – August: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 5:00am; Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm May, September, October: Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm