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Friday Guest Program
University Circle Museums
Time: Departs at 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM, Returns at 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, & 3:30 PM
Cleveland’s University Circle features the Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Cleveland History Center, the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the most critically acclaimed art museums in the world. It was founded in 1913 “for the benefit of all the people forever”. They strive to help the broadest possible audience understand and engage with the world’s great art while honoring the highest aesthetic, intellectual, and professional standards. The art museum is proud to be one of the world’s most distinguished comprehensive art museums and one of northeastern Ohio’s principal civic and cultural institutions.
Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) plays an urgent and exciting role in the city’s cultural landscape. As a non-collecting institution and the region’s only contemporary art museum, MOCA is ever-changing, introducing new exhibitions three times a year and creating fresh experiences for visitors each season. Since its founding in 1968, MOCA has presented the works of more than 2,000 artists to our region, often through artists’ first solo shows.
The Cleveland History Center features a collection of various documents and artifacts that weaves a narrative about Northeast Ohio’s history. These collections are part of rotating temporary and permanent exhibits such as the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.
The Cleveland Botanical Gardens is comprised of 10 acres of outdoor gardens and an 18,000-square-foot Glasshouse. Guests exploring the Glasshouse will find over 350 species of exotic plants and 50 different types of butterflies, birds, amphibians and reptiles native to Costa Rica and Madagascar. The canopy walk, daily butterfly releases, and chameleon feedings are just some of the highlights.
Guests visiting the Cleveland Museum of Natural History can interact in their dinosaur hall, escape to the outdoor galleries and learn about Ohio’s rich biodiversity, or participate in an enriching learning experience in the Smead Discovery Center.
Lolly the Trolley
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:20 PM
Lolly the Trolley offers sightseeing tours of Cleveland that includes iconic sights such as the West Side Market, Playhouse Square and the world’s largest outdoor chandelier, and the recently renovated Public Square.