Great Lakes Science Center and IMAX
Loaded with over 400 exhibits, this museum offers amazing ways to discover through interaction. Learn about what doctors do, explore a steamship built in 1925, or find out how the earth's most perplexing weather patterns occur.
Omnimax Theatre - Launch into space or under the sea in this thrilling experience of the cinema. This theatre is 6 stories high and features a dome-shaped screen overhead.
NASA Glenn Visitor Center - This brand-new exhibit takes explorers through the wonders of space travel. Check out a moon rock, examine rocket models, or create your own lunar base in this fantastic and futuristic center.
Science Phenomena Floor - Want to touch a tornado? Here's your chance! The Science Phenomena Floor is full of hundreds of scientific exhibits that invite visitors to touch and admire some of the coolest exhibits of the scientific world.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
No trip to Cleveland is complete without a tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Visit the museum and celebrate the most talented and ground-breaking artists of all time, including The Beatles, Queen, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, Michael Jackson, and Etta James.
Visitors get a chance to see the most valuable and famous artifacts played, written, worn, or driven by Hall of Fame musicians in the Feature Collections Exhibit. Marvel at Janis Joplin's car, Elvis' jukebox, or John Lennon's glasses.
The museum rotates access to various special exhibits every year, celebrating musical heroes and the history of Rock and Roll. Learn about your favorite rising stars, the architects of exquisite guitars, or admire the technological advances that have continually updated the music listening experience.
Check the museum's website for a schedule of their upcoming films and shows. You could get a cinematic view of some of the grooviest rock and roll movies ever made or get a 3-D behind-the-scenes look at a U2 concert.
A professional baseball game is a must-see in Cleveland. Cheer on the Indians in Progressive Field and see why Sports Illustrated named it Major League Baseball's Best Ballpark in 2008. Every Friday night is fireworks night!
Did You Know?
The Cleveland Indians won two World Series titles: one in 1920 and the other in 1948.
In October of 1974, the Cleveland Indians hired the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball history, Frank Robinson. He was then elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
University Circle is a neighborhood encompassing Cleveland's most enriching cultural activities and sites, including art and science museums, schools, parks, and beautiful historic mansions.
See Along the Way:
The Cleveland Botanical Garden is home to an awe-inspiring display of delicate blooms and serene waters. Don’t miss the spectacular Glasshouse, which encompasses a Costa Rica rainforest exhibit as well as a Madagascar spiny desert exhibit.
The Cleveland Institute of Music offers undergraduate and graduate education to musicians of all skill levels and they host 500 concerts every year. Concerts are often free to the public and may showcase widely recognized musicians, like Yo-Yo Ma or Issac Stern.
The prestigious Cleveland Orchestra performs in one of the world's most beautiful and acoustically superb concert halls right in University Circle. Experience the thrill of attending a performance in Severance Hall and celebrate the artistic excellence of this ensemble.
Severance Hall, home to the Cleveland Orchestra, opened in 1931 and is named for John and Elisabeth Severance, who initially paid for the construction of the facility.
Founded in 1918, the orchestra has played under the direction of seven musical conductors. The ensemble is currently directed by Franz Welser-Möst, who previously served as music director for the Zurich Opera.
The Norton Memorial Organ inside Severance Hall was built in 1930 by Ernest M. Skinner and includes more than 6,000 pipes.