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Special Events


Saturday, February 28; 10 am to 4 pm
It’s time for Clock Day! Bring your old clocks and watches to the Museum to discover if their value is real or sentimental. Members of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will tell you what you have and, if it is not working, whether it is worth the effort to fix it.

Fly Fishing Film Tour 2015

Friday, March 6; 5 to 9 pm
Enjoy films on the sport of fly-fishing produced by F3T and help raise conservation dollars to support cold-water fisheries in Northeast Ohio. A cocktail reception kicks off the event at 5 pm. Film screenings begin promptly at 7 pm.

Scouts on the Circle

Saturday, March 14; 10 am to 4 pm
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Western Reserve Historical Society are creating a special day full of activities designed to meet partial badge requirements and enrich your scouting experience. Visit all three to earn a newly designed commemorative patch.

Think & Drink with the Extinct

Wednesday, March 18; 5 to 9 pm
Visit the dinosaurs for some mid-week recreation! Experience the Museum after hours with discounted admission, light appetizers and a cash beer/wine bar. This third Wednesday happy hour features a unique demonstration or experience each month.

World Water Day

Saturday, March 21; 10 am to 4 pm
Celebrate Cleveland's Year of Clean Water! Explore ways that individuals can help conserve and protect this crucial resource. Participate in hands-on demonstrations, make family-friendly crafts and enter free raffles. Partner nonprofits will be on site to share their knowledge and passion for water as well.

Comedy Night at the Museum

Friday, April 17; 7 pm
Join us for a night of laughs at our second annual Comedy Night at the Museum! Local comedians are planning a great show. Light snacks and a cash beer/wine bar will be available. Must be 21 or older to attend. Stay tuned for more information.

Natural History of Food: Citrus

Saturday, April 18; 6:30 to 10 pm
Indulge in the succulent flavors of citrus fruits at this distinctive dinner! Chef Chris Hodgson of Driftwood Catering has skillfully crafted an invigorating five-course menu. Certified wine educator Gary Twining of Cutting Edge Selections will expertly pair wine with each refreshing course.

Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 25; 10 am to 4 pm
Learn more about our Universe and celebrate National Astronomy Day! Participate in hands-on activities and demonstrations, see live shows in the Shafran Planetarium and tour the Ralph Mueller Observatory. Local astronomy clubs will also be on site to share the wonders of the night sky.

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