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.
After nearly a decade of planning, design and redesign, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will begin construction this spring on the first part of a five-year, three-phase, $150 million expansion and renovation.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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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Margaret Gudbranson, Centennial Campaign Director
216.231.4600, ext. 3286