Exterior of the Natural History Museum

Cleveland Museum of Natural History offering program for children of CWRU community

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) is hosting three days of activities at multiple University Circle institutions this month as part of its programming for children of members of the Case Western Reserve community.

Titled “Museum Hopping,” the programs for children in kindergarten through sixth grade runs Monday through Wednesday, March 27-29. The camps span four institutions and include activities ranging from music to health to history, modern art and the aquatic ecosystem.

“The Cleveland Museum of Natural History continues to be an outstanding partner to Case Western Reserve families,” said Associate Professor of Bioethics Eileen Anderson-Fye, chair of the President’s Committee on Child Care Options (PCCCO). “The creativity and coordination demonstrated in this latest set of programs is both impressive and appreciated.”

The president’s committee began collaborating with area institutions four years ago as part of its efforts to enhance the university’s offerings for faculty, staff and students with children. Since that time, the natural history museum and PCCCO have worked together several times to provide one-day camps when local schools are closed for religious or federal holidays. This time, the CMNH organized sessions within its own facility, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Cleveland History Center/Western Reserve Historical Society.

Each day drop-off and pick-up are at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., although check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. each day. As in past sessions, campers are expected to bring a sack lunch, while the museum provides morning and afternoon snacks. Cost is $50 per child per day, and families can participate in one, two or all three days of programming.

For more details and/or to register, please visit cmnh.org/cwru-spring-break.