As we approach our Centennial in 2020, we are embarking on a bold and innovative transformation of our Museum. With discoveries at every turn, our new campus will pique visitors' curiosity and inspire a passion to learn more about science and nature. Watch this video to learn more about the transformation that is taking place.
Installation of the 88-piece Schreckengost Mammoth and Mastodon sculptures is now underway in the new Sears Garden.
Learn more about the transformation that's currently taking place on our campus. From the construction of a new, vibrant outdoor Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden - Presented by KeyBank, to the addition of an energy-efficient parking garage, to the new Sears Garden featuring the iconic work of Cleveland artist Viktor Schreckengost.
"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."
“The Cleveland Natural History Museum is one of the great cultural institutions in Northeast Ohio and the kind of community organization with which Medical Mutual aligns so well. The museum helps to make Cleveland a great city, and that is why our company is so supportive of this expansion. We are all in this together.”
“The Museum is a classroom that helps people of all ages understand natural history, and in doing so, they can be better stewards of their environments. When the Centennial Campaign project is complete, the Museum will have a far greater capacity to do the above, therefore increase the number of people it touches, and in turn have greater impact on efforts of sustainability and human health.”
"PNC Bank's support of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History is critical to the Museum's transformation and its commitment to making Greater
Cleveland a better place for all residents. The project promises to become a stronger magnet for tourism
and economic vitality to this growing area. The transformed Museum will also enable its educators to enhance and expand its unique educational programs to students in grades Early Pre-K through high school in order to build STEM literacy and promote environmental stewardship."
Learn more about the project in our newsletters, brochures and frequently asked questions ...
Meet the leading collaborators driving the ambitious vision for the future Museum...
See how our world-renowned collections and research of our curators will inspire you...
Learn more about the Campaign, and our plans to bring science to life for generations to come.
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