History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a one-year family membership (a $75 value) to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in University Circle. This deal is good for new members and people who have not had an active membership in two years.
Founded in 1920, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History offers interactive exhibits including a planetarium, discovery center, observatory, live animal shows, and a wildlife center and woods garden highlighting Ohio flora and fauna. A family membership provides admission for two adults and all children under age 18 to all exhibits and permanent features. See how skin was filled millions of years ago with Lucy, a partial skeleton of a 3.2-million-year-old human ancestor; check out a demonstration of the Earth's rotation with the Foucault Pendulum; or visit the Perkins Wildlife Center and Woods Garden to closely study Ohio's native plants and animals, preparing for the day when they turn on mankind. Upcoming exhibits include Disease Detectives, which lets visitors examine faux patients for disease, and Let's Get Active, a crash course on the bodily effects of exercise, diet, and reading a book written by Alan Alda.
The family membership also gets you four one-time-use guest passes, access to preview parties and behind-the-scenes tours, discounts on lectures, classes, and Museum store products, and more. You'll receive complimentary issues of the museum’s Tracks newsletter and enrollment in the ASTC program granting free admission to participating science museums outside a 90-mile radius.
- Another fine University Circle museum, this one includes the state-of-the-art, sphere-shaped Shafran Planetarium. Among the museum's other draws are Happlocanthosaurus, a 70-foot-long plant-eating dinosaur – Frommer's
- There's something here for everyone. It's a great place to go with the family. – lindagreeneyes, CityVoter
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