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Special Events

Reflections from Water—The Art & Practice of Fly Fishing

Friday, April 29; 5:30-10pm
Fly fishing starts with tying and casting a fly, but art, photography, music, travel and conservation are all natural companions. Join us as we explore the components of fly fishing with today’s top talents. Beginner to expert, young and old, local and global—this gathering has something for everyone!

Bald Eagle Fest at Mentor Marsh

Sunday, May 1; 12-5pm
Enjoy family friendly activities, a silent auction, art and craft vendors, food and fun! Join a naturalist-led hike to view the Marsh's Bald Eagle nest (with a confirmed eaglet!) at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 or 3:30pm. Learn about Bald Eagles, take part in kid-friendly activities and games, talk with representatives from local conservation organizations, and see a live animal program.

Explorer Series Lecture

Friday, May 13; 7pm
Dr. Ralph Saporito, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at John Carroll University presents "A Deadly Diet: The Chemical Ecology of Tropical Poison Frogs." Dr. Saporito will summarize his ongoing research into understanding tropical frogs' poisonous ecology and warning coloration, and share some of his lab’s most recent findings.

Astronomy Day

Saturday, May 14; 10am-4pm
Learn about the final frontier on this fun-filled day of cosmological exploration! Tour Ralph Mueller Observatory and take a look through its telescope, aimed at Venus for daytime viewing. Touch and learn about meteorites, and discover the composition of Earth’s closest celestial neighbor—the Moon. Kids can participate in a variety of activities including out-of-this-world imagination games!

Think & Drink with the Extinct: Eat, Drink & Be Local

Wednesday, May 18; 5-9pm
Raise a glass and increase your knowledge of the natural world at one of the brainiest happy hours in Cleveland! Each third Wednesday #ThinkandDrink highlights a different field of research or area of the Museum, paired with unique experiences and interactive demonstrations.

Cleveland Geological Society Meeting

Wednesday, May 18; 7:30pm
Museum Educator and Seismic Observatory Coordinator Bob Bartolotta will present "What's Shakin' and Why" in Classroom A on the Museum's lower level. Bartolotta's program discusses earthquakes in Ohio and the history of seismology in Cleveland since the late 1800s, and includes a tour of the Museum's seismic observatory.

Earth Science & Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 15; 10am-4pm
A Museum-wide celebration of International Archaeology Day, Ohio Archaeology Month and National Earth Science Week. Bring in a fossil, rock, mineral or artifact for identification, try primitive technologies, tour the Seismic Observatory, talk with Museum curators and more.

Programs, Hikes & Field Trips