Jeff Goldblum Finally Explains His Jurassic Park Shirtless Scene

Saturday, March 17, 2018

There are few movies quite as iconic as Jurassic Park. The 1993 Steven Spielberg classic is beloved by cinephiles, and everything from the score to the beautiful visual affects have remained mainstays in popular culture. But meme culture takes no prisoners, and Jeff Goldblum has gone viral in the past few years due to one specific shot of the film: when his character Dr. Ian Malcolm lounged with his shirt open after the first attack. This scene is peak Goldblum sexiness, and has even recently been made into a Funko Pop vinyl figure. Now Goldblum has revealed what inspired him to show some skin, and become the subject of countless jokes.

It's supposed to be Costa Rica, right? So things are hot and I'm sure I'm in some sort of fever. So all the logic is that we gotta get some of these wet clothes off immediately. As I remember, I don't think anybody fought me on that.

It looks like Ian Malcolm wasn't just trying to show off his glorious figure during that scene in Jurassic Park. Instead, it was a mixture of the island's natural heat, the downpour of rain, and his injuries that motivated Ian to bare some skin. Take that, all you meme creators.

Jeff Goldblum's comments to Yahoo give some context and motivation behind his choice to unbutton on the set of Jurassic Park, and his logic does make sense. At that point in the film Ian barely survived a run in with the Tyrannosaurus Rex, and knows that something has gone seriously wrong within the park. It would make sense for him to be a bit overheated in the Costa Rican heat, in addition to the adrenaline that is no doubt surging through his exposed Goldblum body.

It's actually surprising that Jeff Goldblum gave such a straight up answer when asked about that infamous Jurassic Park scene. Goldblum's staying power in the business has been largely associated with his trademark wit and personality, and he's usually someone that likes to get ahead of the joke. I'd have expected him to make a joke out of the sexy Ian Malcolm meme, but it turns out that it was a conscious acting choice.

Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm was a major character in the first Jurassic Park, and the only actors to return for its sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park. The hardcore fandom is especially excited to see him reprise the role once again in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It's currently unclear how large his part will be, but Goldblum's inclusion in the trailer definitely got excitement drummed up.

You can catch Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on June 22, 2018.

Source: www.cinemablend.com

25 Things You Probably Missed In 'Jurassic Park'

Sunday, March 11, 2018

A Whole Bunch of People On FB thought Steven Spielberg Killed A Real Dinosaur

Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park changed the film landscape, with its ground-breaking computer generated dinosaurs, blend of horror and adventure, plus its perfect John Williams score.

The film left behind a rich world, where humans insist on living alongside giant monster reptiles that have been extinct for 65 million years.

At one point, Jurassic Park was the highest-grossing film of all time, making $357 million during its initial run. Add in the foreign box office and subsequent releases by Universal, and the film's lifetime gross is up to $1.03 billion.

Two sequels followed - Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Joe Johnston's Jurassic Park III (2001). In 2015, Colin Treverrow's Jurassic World successfully revived the franchise. J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is coming out on June 22, 2018.

Although it has been over 25 years since Jurassic Park hit theaters, the film continues to reveal little hidden easter eggs, goofs and more. Here are 25 things you probably missed in Jurassic Park.

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1. Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) have a sign in their trailer that reads "No animal released without paperwork completely filled out." This seems a little strange, considering they are paleontologists, and studying extinct animals, as Eighties Kids points out.

2. Grant would not have found a velociraptor skeleton in Montana. Dinosaurs of the velociraptor genus have been found in Asia.

3. However, the dinosaurs seen in the film are more like dinosaurs of the Deinonychus genus. These were found in North America. Author Michael Chricton chose the name Velociraptor over Deinonychus because it was more "dramatic."

4. Grant's seat belt gag is a case of foreshadowing. He gets two "female" seatbelt ends on the helicopter, so he can't connect them. Instead, he ties them together. In the park, the dinosaurs are all supposed to be female, but they still figure out a way to reproduce.

5. Dennis Nedy (Wayne Knight) can be seen watching Jaws on one of his three monitors. It's still unclear why John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) hired him in the first place.

6. Hammond's JP29 jeep is the same one Gray (Ty Simpkins) and Zach (Nick Robinson) find in Jurassic World.

7. The Tyrannosaurus rex from Jurassic Park also appears at the end of Jurassic World. You can clearly see the scars from the Velociraptors on the beast.

8. Hammond was even more ambitious than Walt Disney when he planned Disneyland. Hammond dreamed of expanding Jurassic Park to Europe, as seen in one of the projected images behind Sattler.

9. The Making of Jurassic Park appears among the merchandise. It was a real book published at the time of the movie's release, written by Don Shay and Jody Duncan. Sadly, it is no longer in print, but you can get an inexpensive used copy online.

10. The famous scene where the T-rex eats the goat was actually filmed inside a studio. In one shot, you can spot one of the sprinklers providing the rain.

11. During the escape from the raptors, the light through the grill shows A, G, C and T, the bases of DNA.

12. When Steven Spielberg's name shows up in the credits at the end of the movie, composer John Williams included the famous five tones from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

13. B.D. Wong, who plays Dr. Henry Wu, was the only actor from the first film to appear in Jurassic World (2015). Jeff Goldblum, who played Ian Malcolm, will be seen in Fallen Kingdom.

14. One of the other slides projected during the dining room scene shows Hammond believing that Jurassic Park will be more popular than sports and zoos in 1993 and 1995.

15. Part of Jurassic Park was filmed on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, the same island where scenes from LostPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Avatar were filmed.

16. Gary Rydstrom won two Oscars for his work on the film's sounds. He developed the sounds of the dinosaurs from various animals and they are all different. He told Vulture that some of the T. rex sounds came from his tiny Jack Russell terrier!

17. Jeff Goldblum is heard saying "Must go faster, must go faster" in Independence Day again. He did not say this again during the filming though. The Independence Day team looped in the dialogue from Jurassic Park.

18. Hammond's memory was kept alive in Jurassic World. Mr. Masrani (Irrfan Khan) built a statue at the new park.

19. Malcolm was also referenced in Jurassic World, since you can spot his book God Creates Dinosaurs in the film.

20. While it is true that many of the dinosaurs in the original film are not realistic at all compared to what scientists believe their real-world counterparts looked like, you could theorize that InGen created the dinosaurs in their own image. After all, in Jurassic World, we see them create their own dinosaur from scratch.

21. Velociraptor is actually Latin for "swift seizer," not "Bird of Prey." Deinonychus is Greek for "terrible" and "claw."

22. The T. rex lived 68 to 66 million years ago, while the Velociraptor lived much earlier, between 75 and 71 million years ago. So, there is no way they would have interacted together.

23. Gary Rydstrom also explained to Vulture that the Dilophosaurus sound came from a swan. "Swans make a cute hooting sound, so the cute version of the Dilophosaurus sounds like a swan, for the most part," he told Vulture. "Part of the fun of doing these kind of jobs is that I had no idea what a swan sounded like before!"

24. Harrison Ford was offered the role of Alan Grant, but turned Spielberg down. He had just worked with Spielberg on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, after all. Spielberg let the information slip during a Raiders of the Lost Ark screening in 2011.

25. Another cool sound fact: Rydstrom told Vulture that the sounds of the baby Raptor actually came from baby animals, but things change once Grant realizes the baby is a Raptor.

"That's exactly right; as soon as he asks, 'What kind of dinosaur is this?' you start hearing these raspier baby owl sounds," Rydstrom said. "I already knew what the adult raptor would sound like, that it would have this screechy, raspy sound, so I tried to find a baby animal that has that rasp in it."

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Source: http://popculture.com

"Jurassic World" is Getting a 'POKÉMON GO'-Style Game With Dinosaurs

Friday, March 9, 2018

Jurassic World™ Alive - AR Mobile Game - Roaring its way to you this Spring 2018!

You remember Pokémon Go? The adults parading directly into traffic, right off cliffs, and straight into the brave new world of augmented reality? Well we live in that world now, and everyone wants to be the next AR sensation. For instance, this spring you'll be playing Jurrasic Park Alive on mobile, living among the dinos while remaining acutely cognizant of changes in elevation.

Those familiar with Niantic's Pokémon sensation will probably feel right at home with this new game from the developer Ludia.

“Players discover dinosaurs by locating them on a map and deploying an in-game drone to collect DNA samples,” Ludia explained to The Verge. It will also allow you to take pictures with your new prehistoric friends, level up dinosaurs, and battle against other players, which was a feature noticeably absent from Pokémon Go.

The game will be available on both Android and iOS this spring, a bit before Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters on June 22. If you just can't get enough dino action, there's also a theme park simulator coming out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC this summer called Jurassic World Evolution. You might recognize Ludia from its own Jurassic Park Builder.

But when the new game arrives this spring, just try to make sure it's not the reason humans go extinct.

h/t The Verge

Source: www.thrillist.com

20,000 Visit Portugal's Dinosaur Theme Park in First Month

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A new dinosaur theme park in Portugal has attracted 20,000 visitors since opening less than a month ago, its director announced on Wednesday.

"We're on around 20,000 visitors, which is very positive for a month in the low season," Luis Rocha told the Lusa Portuguese News Agency.

The park, known as Dino Parque Lourinha, opened to the public on Feb. 9 in Lourinha, a town 70 km north of Lisbon.

The region is a treasure trove for dinosaur paleontologists. In 1993, a fossilized nest of dinosaur eggs was discovered in the crags of a nearby beach. The cliffs were subsequently found to contain hundreds of fossilized dinosaur bones from the Upper Jurassic period.

Such findings are displayed in the park's visitor museum. In the surrounding woodland, 120 life-size models show what the dinosaurs would have looked like in the wild.

The park's blend of fun and education has proved popular with school parties. At least 30,000 pupils are booked to visit between now and the end of the school year in June.

The summer months are then expected to be the park's peak period. Organizers hope to have surpassed 200,000 visitors by the end of the year.

Source: www.xinhuanet.com

Jurassic World: The Exhibition Continues World Tour With New Paris Venue

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Paris exhibition, owned by JP Exhibition, will be Cityneon's fourth launch following its successful run in Melbourne, Philadelphia and Chicago. Encore Productions will be the presenting partner in Paris.

Jurassic World is making its way across the globe as Cityneon details the opening of France's own Jurassic World – The Exhibition in La Cité du Cinéma from April 14th to September 2nd.

The Paris exhibition, owned by JP Exhibition, will be the company’s fourth launch following its successful run in Melbourne, Philadelphia and Chicago. Encore Productions will be the presenting partner in Paris.

Encore was formed in 1987 and has since been a major player in the live entertainment busiess in France, presenting rock and pop artists, family and Irish shows and musicals in Europe.

Since 2008, Encore has developed the edutainment genre in France through different exhibitions such as Our Body The Universe Within, Days of the Dinosar and Tutankhamon/ Hit Tomb and Hit Treasures.

In 2015, Encore presented Violetta Live, the live version of the famous South American telenovela in France and Switzerland and the LEGO exhibition The Art of the Brick in Paris and Zurich. In 2016, Encore presented harry Potter: The Exhibition in both Brussels and Madrid.

Source: www.licensing.biz

25th Anniversary! ‘Jurassic Park’ 4-film Collection Getting 4K Release

Friday, March 2, 2018

Revealed on Amazon, all four Jurassic Park films (yes, that means Jurassic World) will be released in 4K on May 22nd, 2018 in celebration of the first Jurassic’s 25th Anniversary. For the first time ever, the Jurassic franchise has been remastered in 4K (also known as Ultra-HD), featuring a far higher resolution and ‘High Dynamic Range (HDR) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color’.

Click here (or the icon) to buy this Limited Edition Collection.

Special features include…

Disc 1 – Jurassic Park:

  • Includes a digital copy of Jurassic Park (Subject to expiration. Go to  NBCUCodes.com  for details.)
  • Features High Dynamic Range (HDR) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color

Disc 2 – The Lost World: Jurassic Park:

  • Includes a digital copy of The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Features High Dynamic Range (HDR) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color

Disc 3 – Jurassic Park III:

  • Includes a digital copy of Jurassic Park III (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Features High Dynamic Range (HDR) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color
  • Feature Commentary with Special Effects Team

Disc 4 – Jurassic World:

  • Includes a digital copy of Jurassic World (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Features High Dynamic Range (HDR) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color

Disc 5 – Jurassic Park:

  • Return to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New Era
  • Return to Jurassic Park: Making Prehistory
  • Return to Jurassic Park: The Next Step in Evolution
  • The Making of Jurassic Park
  • Original Featurette on the Making of the Film
  • Steven Spielberg Directs Jurassic Park
  • Hurricane in Kauai Featurette
  • Early Pre-Production Meetings
  • Location Scouting
  • Phil Tippett Animatics: Raptors in the Kitchen
  • Animatics: T-Rex Attack
  • ILM And Jurassic Park: Before and After the Visual Effects
  • Foley Artists
  • Storyboards
  • Production Archives: Photographs, Design Sketches and Conceptual Paintings
  • Jurassic Park: Making the Game
  • Theatrical
  • BD-Live
  • My Scenes
  • D-BOX
  • Pocket BLU App

Disc 6 – The Lost World: Jurassic Park:

  • Includes a digital copy of The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Return to Jurassic Park: Finding The Lost World
  • Return to Jurassic Park: Something Survived
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of The Lost World
  • Original Featurette on the Making of the Film
  • The Jurassic Park Phenomenon: A Discussion with Author Michael Crichton
  • The Compie Dance Number: Thank You Steven Spielberg From ILM
  • ILM & The Lost World: Before & After the Visual Effects
  • Production Archives: Production Photographs, Illustrations and Conceptual Drawings, Models, The World of Jurassic Park, The Magic of ILM, Posters and Toys
  • Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • BD-Live
  • My Scenes
  • D-BOX
  • Pocket BLU App

Disc 7 – Jurassic Park III:

  • Includes a digital copy of Jurassic Park III (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Return To Jurassic Park: The Third Adventure
  • The Making of Jurassic Park III
  • The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III
  • The Special Effects of Jurassic Park III
  • The Industrial Light & Magic Press Reel
  • The Sounds of Jurassic Park III
  • The Art of Jurassic Park III
  • Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs
  • Tour of Stan Winston Studio
  • Spinosaurus Attacks The Plane
  • Raptors Attack Udesky
  • The Lake
  • A Visit to ILM
  • Dinosaur Turntables
  • Storyboards to Final Feature Comparison
  • Production Photographs
  • Feature Commentary with Special Effects Team
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • BD-Live
  • My Scenes
  • D-BOX
  • Pocket BLU App

Disc 8 – Jurassic World:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Chris & Colin Take on the World
  • Welcome to Jurassic World
  • Dinosaurs Roam Once Again
  • Jurassic World: All-Access Pass
  • Innovation Center Tour with Chris Pratt
  • Jurassic’s Closest Shaves – Presented by Barbasol®

Check out the set’s box art below.

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Jurassic Park: The Lost World Has The Best Car Sequence Ever

Friday, March 2, 2018

Sounds dumb, I know. But apart from the presence of Vince Vaughn, the cliff scene in 'Jurassic Park: The Lost Worldis just about perfect.

While there are plenty of Hollywood blockbusters that feature really great car chases, others have a tendency to be pretty similar.

Not to say they're all the same, but car sequences usually revolve around one of three things: they’re either hunting down the villain, trying to escape, or transporting 'goods' across town.

Which is why the car sequence in 'Jurassic Park: The Lost World' is so good - it’s completely different.

The car sequence in Bullitt is often considered the gold standard, but what’s next down the list?

*Spoiler alert* too, by the way. Just in case you have a go at me for ‘ruining’ an 11-year-old movie.

Let’s set the scene: Vince Vaughn, the guy from the Menulog ads (Jeff Goldblum), and full-time ginger Julianne Moore have stolen a baby T. rex with a broken leg. After successfully patching it up in the rear section of their RV, the baby dinosaur’s parents track down the childosaurus. A swift transaction takes place and everything seems to be forgiven.

I would've taken advantage of the opportunity and thrown it on the barbie, but ok...

But 'oh no' – the two T. rexes roll the rear half of the Fleetwood Southwind Storm RV upside down and push it off the side of a cliff. Which is a real tragedy considering how cool their setup was.

Once the bus goes over, the three manage to support themselves by holding on to various cupboards and handles.

Luckily however, the counterbalance from the front half of the RV is keeping it from falling off. Just.

Additionally, "Eddie" - also known as "that guy from 'Dr. Dolittle' (1998)" - conveniently arrives out of nowhere, and starts setting everything up in order to try and heave the entire RV back with his kitted-out Mercedes-Benz M320 (W163). 11 years on and it’s still probably the only M-Class that has touched dirt.

There's so much to do, but hardly any time.

Whereas most car sequences run on the speed and action of each shot, the brilliance here is the pacing. It’s slow, but more importantly, tense.

While everyone on the inside the RV is hanging on by a rope that has been fed through the bus' windscreen and wrapped around a tree, the RV itself is slowly sliding back. And once the Merc’s winch is attached to that, well…

This could very well be a metaphor for my life.

Not only does the cinematography work well – utilising all of the heavy rain, ancillary lighting, mud, and tyre smoke – but there’s plenty of gnarly off-roading grit too.

There are winches straining, tyres blowing out, gearchange clunking, and a really satisfying bit where he activates low range. And it’s all in the wet too - so it’s bloody hard work.

*Dun-chunk-dun vrrr!*

As the rain continues to soften the mud, it later falls into a David and Goliath battle over the colossal mass of the RV against the SUV’s potent enthusiasm.

You want the little Merc to win, but despite it furiously tearing up chunks of earth, the RV is sucking everything in like an imploding star.

I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!

Unfortunately, however, before Eddie can make any real progress, the adult T-Rexes come back to ruin the guy’s life expectancy.

But, you know - that’s how the Jurassic Park film franchise deals with its supporting characters.

"License and registration."

While we don’t know for sure if the upcoming Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom movie will have any cool car bits, we can at least savour this epic scene.

Source: www.carsguide.com.au

Dinosaurs at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Monday, February 26, 2018

Crews installed a new 19-foot Tyrannosaurus rex and 20-foot Brachiosaurus for a new exhibit on Monday that's opening on March 19.

While the wildly popular beach attraction is best known for its aquatic wildlife–including alligators, sharks and sea turtles–guests can soon step back millions of years and experience “DINOSAURS!” Massive animatronic beasts will roar, spit and wow visitors young and old beginning Saturday, March 19, 2016. A stroll through the Aquarium’s outdoor garden will reveal a fearsome T. rex, a 23-foot-long brachiosaurus and four other life-sized, prehistoric creatures.

NC Aquarium Fort Fisher

NC Aquarium Fort Fisher

“Dinosaurs are fun and fascinating,” said Aquarium Director Peggy Sloan. “They also offer us an opportunity to help guests better understand extinction and how we can all work together to save animals in crisis now.”

In addition to “DINOSAURS!”, the Aquarium welcomes the return of the “Butterfly Bungalow” Saturday, April 23, 2016. Hundreds of free-flying, exotic butterflies create an immersive experience, landing on shoulders, hands and heads. Through the encounter with these colorful beauties, guests learn about the importance of butterflies and other insect pollinators.

“Where else can you experience our beautiful beach location, hear the roar of a T-rex, enjoy butterflies landing on your arm and get eye-to-eye with a sea turtle?” said Sloan.

Both the dinosaur and butterfly experiences are temporary, seasonal exhibits only open until September 2016. “DINOSAURS!” is free with general Aquarium admission. Tickets to visit the 1,800-square-foot “Butterfly Bungalow” are $3. Aquarium admission is additional.  

About the Aquarium

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located south of Kure Beach, a short drive south from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Aquarium is one of three state aquariums in North Carolina administered by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR).

Source: www.wilmingtonparent.com

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom': Mt. Sibo Volcano Details and More

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Mt. Sibo is a geographic feature of Isla Nublar, located in the North of the Island.

Promos for  “Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom” have begun. Just like last time, the viral website created specifically to promote the film has started to tease certain details, which involve the active volcano, Mount Sibo, and the danger it poses to the island and its inhabitants.

The plot of the upcoming movie focuses on saving the dinosaurs from an active volcano threatening to destroy the whole island. Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) is leading the effort to educate people about their responsibility towards the animals that were created by mankind.

A fictitious activist initiative called Dinosaur Protection Group is spearheading the campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the dinosaurs. The producers of the film have also created an official website of this group.

The latest content on the website shares details about the status of Mount Sibo on Isla Nublar. Just as there were “live” cameras from the dinosaur theme park on the website for the 2015 film, the recent one gives “live” feed of the tremor readings from the fictitious island.

A name that fans may get to hear in the film is Costa Rican Institute of Volcanology (CRIV), the institute that first reported on the reactivation of the dormant volcano. The viral website shares details from a report created by this fictitious institute.

The volcanic mountain is situated on the north-west edge of Isla Nublar. The viral website also has a simulation of the effect of an eruption. The trailers of the film already show the eruption happening. The only question is: will Owen (Chris Pratt) save the dinosaurs?

Source: www.ibtimes.com.au

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Cast of Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton (the specimen MOR 555, or "Wankel rex") at Cleveland Museum of Natural History 30 September 2011.

For almost 100 years the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has been educating and entertaining Clevelanders with its exhibits and programming in the many areas of science.  From its humble beginnings at “The Ark”  due to the animal specimens stored in a 2-room iron structure at Public Square in the 1830’s to the new facility recently opened at University Circle, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History has remained one of America’s oldest and most respected institutions which was officially founded in 1920.

Clubs and Societies

The Museum has a plethora or clubs and societies that help enrich the Museum through their fiscal and research contributions over the years.  At this time there are 7 clubs and societies affiliated with the Museum.  The Cleveland Archaeological Society has been holding lectures and increasing awareness of archaeology for many years in the Greater Cleveland area.

The Women’s Committee has been raising money and promotion of the Museum since 1940.  The Kirtlandia Society has been a key supporter of the research goals of the Museum since 1976 and is named after Jared P. Kirtland who founded the Cleveland Academy of Natural Sciences.  The Trout Club has been at the forefront of educating people on ecology and awareness of cold water fisheries and habitats.

They have programming for residents who seek to learn more about fly fishing, angling and have many outings.  Some other clubs include The Guild of Nature Artists, the Cleveland Geological Society and the Micromineral Society.

Collections and Research

The Cleveland Museum of Natural Science has been recognized as a  worldwide leader and is the largest museum of its kind in the State of Ohio.  With over five million specimens and artifacts it is a top 10 facility.  The Museum has 12 areas of focus which are Vertebrae Zoology, Vertebrae Paleontology, Physical Anthropology, Paleobotany and Paleoecology, Ornithology; which is the study of bird biology, Natural Areas, Mineralogy, Invertebrae Zoology, Invertebrae Paleontology, Human Health and Evolutionary Medicine, Botany and Archaeology.

The GreenCityBlueLake Institute is the Museum’s Center of Sustainability.  They are spearheading the Museum’s efforts to find solutions for increased development of ecological efficient cities.   The curators museum-wide have and continue to embark on high level research that is highly regarded by their scholastic peers.

Centennial Campaign

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is approaching its 100th anniversary.  This is a landmark achievement and the Museum is sparing no expense.  The Museum is in the midst of a $150M transformation and expansion.  As of Summer 2016 three projects have been finished, the Perkins Wildlife Center and Woods Garden, a 3 story attached parking garage and the Sears Garden.

In addition to adding over 70,000 square to the existing space, the Museum is making the facility more green with environmentally sound upgrades throughout the building and surrounding areas. The Museum will remain open to the public for the duration of the campaign.


The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is going through some exciting times right now and if worth the trip for the entire family.

Source: www.clevelandleader.com