Discovery Starts Here

The Centennial Campaign for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

A bold and innovative transformation of our Museum's campus will bring science to life for visitors of all ages. With discoveries at every turn, our new exhibits will pique visitors' curiosity and inspire a passion to learn more about science and nature.

News and Announcements

Notorious Schreckengost sculptures moving to Cleveland Museum of Natural History

First Look: Schreckengost mammoth and mastodon sculptures moving to Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

The popular Viktor Schreckengost sculptures that once graced the grounds of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will be displayed and shared with the public once again at the West Garden entrance of the Museum.

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Project Update

Phase One

The first phase of building construction will see the opening of the new, vibrant outdoor Perkins Wildlife Center & Woods Garden, the addition of an energy-efficient parking garage and the transformation of the Museum's West Garden into a gateway to University Circle.

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  • Dr. Evalyn Gates

    Dr. Evalyn Gates

    Executive Director and CEO

    "The amazing treasures of our Museum and the urgency of our mission to improve science education compel us to undertake this major transformation of our facilities and exhibits. Our goal is to build on the innate curiosity of every individual and to foster the joy that comes with exploration and discovery."

  • Chace Anderson

    Chace Anderson

    Past President, Board of Trustees; Campaign Co-Chair; Managing Partner, CM Wealth Advisors

    "Revitalizing this Museum is essential to establishing us as a leader among our local and national peers and creating a first rate space worthy of our scientists, our collections and our programs. A modern, sustainable facility, integrated labs and learning areas, expanded galleries, interactive exhibits, added green space and wildlife habitat will enable this Museum to shine and do even more of what we do best."

  • Mayor Jackson

    Mayor Frank G. Jackson

    Mayor - City of Cleveland, Ohio

    "The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is my favorite museum in Cleveland. It is a great tool for children to be able to learn and retain what they learn. There are things there for us to experience and to see that really help put our own existence into some perspective."

  • James Hambrick

    James Hambrick

    Campaign Co-Chair; CEO, The Lubrizol Corporation

    "From a business perspective, the Museum’s emphasis on creating a scientifically literate work force and encouraging students to pursue STEM careers is real critical. This Museum is educating our future scientists."

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Join us in Our Bold and Innovative Campaign

Let's discuss how your involvement can make a great impact on transforming our Museum by our centennial anniversary and for generations to come.

Margaret Gudbranson, Centennial Campaign Director 216.231.4600, ext. 3286