Highlighting must see attractions in the area
Cleveland Botanical Garden was founded in 1930 as the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland. The Garden Center began with an extensive collection of garden books donated by Mrs. Andrew Squire. Originally, housed in an abandoned boathouse on Wade Park lagoon in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Garden Centers purpose was to have a space to hold a collection of books where "anyone may come to receive information on horticulture and gardening." In 1966, the Garden Center moved to its present location on East Boulevard, the site of the old Cleveland Zoo. Remnants of the old bear pit still remain and have been transformed into beautifully landscaped flower show gardens and a woodland garden.
Today, Cleveland Botanical Garden remains true to its original mission as a source of beauty and inspiration to the thousands who visit the Garden each year.
Made up of thousands of priceless artifacts, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's permanent collection has become the repository for the most important and rare items of rock's most celebrated artists.
The permanent collection spans a century and includes items from early blues shouters and the most current teen idols. It contains musical instruments, scores, handwritten lyrics, recordings and equipment; stage clothes and stage props; childhood memorabilia such as tap shoes, report cards and varsity letters. It represents nearly every major figure of rock and roll, from Louis Jordan to L7, Aretha Franklin to Z.Z. Top, Iggy Pop to Pop Staples.
The Great Lakes Science Center is one of America's largest interactive science museums. More than 400 exciting "hands-on" exhibits, breathtaking OMNIMAX® films, daily demonstrations and exciting educational programs show visitors the interdependency of science, environment and technology, particularly in the Great Lakes Region.
The Childrens Museum is the only institution in Cleveland completely dedicated to the overall development of young children through multicultural programming. In its seventeenth year of operation, the Museum continues in its mission to provide exhibits and programs that enhance child development - a place where thousands of young children annually Discover the World and Learn through Play!
Since 1941, NASA has been pioneers and innovators who have expanded horizons and opened frontiers for our explorers in air and space. The Research Center is responsible for developing and transferring critical technologies that address national priorities in aeropropulsion and space applications. Their work is focused on research for new aeropropulsion technologies, aerospace power, microgravity science, electric propulsion, and communications technologies for aeronautics, space, and aerospace applications.