Hometown Tourist – Natural History

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We went to the Cleveland Natural History Museum.

The majority of this museum was dioramas with lots of dead animals. I don’t like dead animals.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Don’t you just know that this is how Riley thinks of himself?

Then there were dinosaurs.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

There have to be dinosaurs.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

I was most excited about the special exhibit on Mythical Creatures. I had to have my picture taken with the unicorn!

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

This exhibit was really good. It talked about mermaids, dragons, unicorns, yeti, griffins, etc. It told the stories and then showed art with them and some scientific explanations. It was a no picture zone which was sad because there were some beautiful dragon kimonos and great art.

There was a sparkly gem section too. I liked this marble and gemstone plate.

Marble plate

They did have a live animal exhibit which was better than the hall of dead animals.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Otters moving way to fast for my wimpy camera.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Not live but in the live animal section. The husband asked me if I was 5 years old when I wanted my picture taken with the bear. I said yes so he took my picture. There was a dinosaur that kids were climbing on outside the museum to get their picture taken. I was mature and didn’t have to climb that. So there.

Thoughts: I don’t think I’d go back because it was a lot of stuffed animals and that was pretty boring.