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Trace the history of medicine at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History. Housed inside the Dittrick Medical History Center, the museum is a storehouse of rare medical books, records and objects that are fascinating to say the least. Browse through the collection of surgical equipment, medical instruments and exhibits. There are replicas of a doctor's cabin dating back to 1875 and 1930 that reinvents the old-world charm complete with a human skeleton and a fireplace. A gallery exhibits the history of contraception in the country as well.
As the name would suggest, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History showcases exhibits on the wonders of nature. You will get to see different types of dinosaurs along with rare plants and animals. If stars and constellations interest you more, then visit the museum's Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium that opened in 2002. This is a highly informative and interesting center that appeals to all ages.
If you ever wondered how life was aboard a freighter was then head to this The Steamship William G. Mather Museum. This is former steamship that was used in World War II is now a well visited museum. Here people can check out the cargo holds,pilot house, engine room, guest quarters and more. The museum is operated and owned by the famous Great Lakes Science Center. Events like parties and more too take place with great ease here. The museum operates seasonally. Check the website or call ahead before visiting the place.
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.
The Akron Fossils & Science Center is noted for its hands-on guided tours and science activities. The exhibits here display many fossils from Ohio and around the world. This 4,500 square-foot museum also has an outdoor adventure park called Truassic Park. The museum is devoted to informing the people about the creationist theory on the universe's origin.