Perkins Wildlife Center

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an inspiration for learning about science, nature and the preservation of life on our planet. Recently, Mayor Frank G. Jackson gave brief remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Perkins Wildlife Center and Wooden Garden at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the first phase in the Centennial Campaign project, which is a multi-year campaign that will completely transform the Museum, both inside and out.  

Continuing to enhance the experience of its visitors, a transformation of every part of the Museum will enrich learning opportunities for people and bring science to life for guests of all ages. This new transformation process will become a place where people learn about how the world has changed and what they can do to make positive changes. 

Once completed, the newly sustainable campus learning centers will be integrated into galleries, amongst collections and research labs, inviting students and the public to engage in activities. Plans for the Museum changes and expansion will serve as another example of a forward-looking project that is making our citizens and our city stronger, brighter and greater than ever before, which is slated to be completed as part of the Centennial anniversary in 2020.

William C. Rieter