If you are looking for a fun and FREE family activity in the Cleveland area, check out the Children's Museum of Cleveland. Located at 10730 Euclid Avenue in University Circle, the Children's Museum recently introduced "First Mondays", which takes place from 5:00pm-7:30pm on the first Monday of every month. This after hours event allows children to play and interact with all of the hands-on exhibits completely free of charge, and is sponsored by the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation.
Regular admission to the Children's Museum of Cleveland is $7 per person for adults and children. Infants 11 months and younger are always free. Parking is also free. The museum features several permanent exhibits for children, and a featured exhibit.
The current featured exhibit is SANDasaurus. In this exhibit children are transformed into miniature paleontologists with a backpack and digging tools to search for fossils and clues of dinosaur life at the Dig Site, which features 60 tons of sand. Other features of this exhibit include:
-The Paleo Lab, which teaches children about the different tools that paleontologists use.
-The Dino Dress Up station, where children can put on a dinosaur costume and play with their friends.
-The Base Camp, a campsite where children can experience a day in the life of a paleontologist.
SANDasaurus also features a Dino playground, and a sand sculpture created by one of the top sand artists in the United States.
There are several fun, exciting, and educational things for families to do at the Children's Museum of Cleveland. To plan your visit, see their calendar of events, or for more information visit their website or call 216-791-7114.