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Celebrating 100 years: Cleveland Museum of Natural History to open new exhibit

This new exhibit will run from Nov. 26 until July 24, 2022.

CLEVELAND — A special exhibit is coming to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to commemorate its 100-year anniversary. The exhibit, 100 Years of Discovery: A Museum’s Past, Present & Future, is set to open Nov. 26.

This interactive exhibit will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the museum by bringing key moments from its history to life. It will feature rare things from the museum’s collection and is set to share the vision of the museum’s future, too.

“We are thrilled to share this historic celebration with our community through this exciting exploration of the Museum’s past, present, and future,” says Sonia Winner, the Museum’s President & CEO. “While this exhibit tells the story of the Museum’s history, it also exemplifies how we’re living out our vision for the next 100 years: to explore, engage, and empower for a better tomorrow.”

There will be more than 300 items on display as part of the special exhibit, according to the museum, and the majority of the items are currently kept in the permanent collection. This group features Balto, the heroic sled dog, and Jane the juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex.

“This exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to see pieces in our collection that they don’t normally see and understand the continuing relevance of the scientific research the Museum has undertaken throughout its history,” says Dr. Svenson. “They’ll have unique experiences that will place them right at the center of the Museum’s most remarkable moments.”

Access to the centennial exhibit will be included with general admission, and will be free for members of the museum. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This exhibit will run from Nov. 26, 2021, until July 24, 2022. For more information, visit CMNH.org.

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Editor's note: Video in the player above featuring the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was originally published on March 6, 2019.