All Eyes are on The Museum of the Future

The Centennial Campaign for The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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.

News and Announcements

Schreckengost Installation

Rebuilding a Masterpiece

Campaign News

Installation of the 88-piece Schreckengost Mammoth and Mastodon sculptures is now underway in the new Sears Garden.

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Project Update

First Phase of Construction Underway

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.

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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."

  • Rich Waldron

    Senior Vice President, Medical Mutual; Museum Trustee

    “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.”

  • Jon Grimm

    Jon Grimm

    President of the Board of Trustees

    “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.”

  • Paul Clark

    PNC Regional President, Museum Trustee

    "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."

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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