The Cleveland Museum of Art, housed in a historic building dating back to 1916, displays some very precious paintings by renowned artists. You can check out the works of the Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams and Mario Avati. If you do not have the time to leisurely browse through all the exhibited works, sign up for guided tours that give you details of all the major exhibits. After you have explored the place, stop by the cafe for refreshments.
If scientific wonders intrigue you, then a trip to the Great Lakes Science Center is definitely a must. The science center offers an array of activities from fun sci-fi movies in their giant Omnimax Theater to interactive workshops for students and teachers in the classrooms. There are more than 400 scientific exhibits in different galleries to look at. After all these activities, if you are in a mood for more, sign up for one of their workshops or overnight camps. If your appetite is worked up after the brain-building experience, there are plenty of refreshment stalls and cafes to satisfy your hunger pangs.
Learn about the history of transportation and Ohio's role in it at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum. Historically important, cars, aircraft, bicycles, and other vehicles are displayed here. Whether you're a history buff or a car aficionado, you'll find plenty of interesting activities and exhibits at this museum. The museum boasts 37 cars that are over 100 years old, antique carriages, and more.
Transformer Station is Ohio City’s dedicated address for contemporary art. This venue is the brainchild of the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation. It occupies a 1924 landmark building and hosts an array of original exhibitions and events throughout the year. Open free of charge to the public, the facility is a great platform for emerging and established artists from across the globe to showcase their work.
103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Association Barracks is a historic military barrack which is now converted into a museum. The artifacts and exhibits inside are very well preserved and the collection also includes Civil War relics. All the artifacts are donated by the current family members and descendants of the men who served in the regiment. Open by appointment only, this museum is definitely worth a visit.
International Women's Air & Space Museum is one of the first museums in the country dedicated to women's contribution to the aircraft industry. The museum gives information about the history about women pilots of an earlier time. They have various exhibits of the aircraft flown by the first women pilots and also the uniform that was worn by them. They provide tours so you get clearer idea about the role of women in aviation.
Ukrainian Museum-Archives documents the history and culture of America's Ukrainian community. Founded in 1952, the museum aims to promote and exhibit Ukrainian culture. Through a collection literary, artistic, historical and cultural documents, visitors are provided an in-depth understanding of the history of Ukrainians in the city and their impact on the city's culture. The museum also doubles up as a community center and hosts a number of fascinating cultural events and shows.