Free Museums on May 24 from the Cleveland Foundation!! (with PDF)

Looking for something FREE to do this weekend?

Saturday, May 24th will be the first free Saturday for Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Western Reserve Historical Society. In addition there will be special free programming at the always-free Cleveland Museum of Art.

Four museums in one day!!!  All free!!! What a great opportunity to take your family downtown and interact with the arts.

Cleveland Foundation Day on Wade Oval
pdf via Cleveland Foundation

Because the Cleveland Museum of Art always offers free admission, the Cleveland Foundation has made it possible for the museum to offer a special gift on May 24: all available public tickets to the Van Gogh Repetitions exhibition will be free for the first 500 visitors. The special exhibition is scheduled to close on May 25.

Cleveland Botanical Garden will debut its highly anticipated Nature Connects exhibit, which will feature 14 LEGO brick sculptures depicting plants and animals.

As part of the Cleveland Foundation gift, free admission to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will include free entry to Shafran Planetarium for the first time ever.

For Cleveland Foundation Day, the Western Reserve Historical Society has extended its popular Dior & More – For the Love of Fashion exhibit through May 25. WRHS will have curators and experts available in the Crawford Auto Aviation Collection, as well as in other exhibits. Tour guides in the Hay-McKinney House and the Research Library will answer questions from visitors.

Oh but the traffic and parking are always a nightmere on free museum day!


Since traffic and parking can become a nightmare in that area for the abundance of museums, on May 24, University Circle Inc. will offer free shuttle service between the Wade Oval institutions and to/from both Louis Stokes VA Medical Center garages (the patient garage on Magnolia Drive and the employee garage on E. 105th Street), which will be free to Cleveland Foundation Day visitors. Traffic will be rerouted in one direction around the Oval to help with flow. Visitors are being encouraged to carpool or take the RTA’s HealthLine to the Adelbert Road or Ford Road station.

Click here to download a PDF with Program Highlights and a map for Free Day at the Museums!


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