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As we continue to find safe and fun places to go this summer, a rainy weekend found me searching for an indoor activity (which I have largely eschewed so far.) Jeffrey and I went to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, which was a great choice.
From the classic exhibits to the special Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit, open through October 4, there’s always something interesting to see.
We dodged the raindrops to visit the animals outside too.
Throughout the museum, these kids of modifications that either eliminated or changed “high touch areas” could be found. There was continuous cleaning happening while we were there too.
When you arrive, there is a contactless temperature check performed. The traffic flow through the museum is “one way,” with arrows and social distancing markers throughout.
Masks are required in both the inside and outside areas of the museum. And while a few areas including the Planetarium and lower level with the Smead Discovery Center are entirely closed, there was still plenty to see and do.
And when you arrive, you receive a complimentary Dino Gel hand sanitizer spray (the SWAG item of 2020 right there.)
We had a lovely morning visiting an authentically Cleveland spot that’s celebrating it’s 100th year.
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History now requires a timed advance ticket purchase, which you can learn more about and purchase here. You can also follow the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Jen is the voice behind Authentically CLE. Formerly of Why CLE, Authentically CLE is a project to share the stories and faces of Cleveland's businesses. Because the people make the city.
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