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Celebrate International Museum Day in Ohio

Check out these Ohio museums perfect for this May day.

Stegosaurus Sculpture by Alexander Calder at Toledo Museum of Art

Celebrate International Museum Day in Ohio

By Mollie Pavlofsky

Posted On: May 17, 2022

International Museum Day is celebrated on May 18. Ohio has plenty of unique and memorable museums to visit this year, like the Toledo Museum of ArtWarther Carvings Museum in Holmes County, and Ohio River Museum in Marietta. Take friends, family, or fly solo when you visit on these attractions -- either way, you'll find inspiration and fun!

mom and dad walking their two kids into the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta Ohio

Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta 

Pay tribute to Ohioan Neil Armstrong at Armstrong Air and Space Museum. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the museum and you can view some of the artifacts and images from the museum's founding. There are lots of artifacts and exhibits available to see and discover.

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums in Fremont

Celebrate President Rutherford B. Hayes 200th birthday this year at the Hayes Library & Museums. Check out visiting special historical exhibits offered, or search through the first presidential library opened to the public with over 90,000 books to choose from. 

mom and dad standing behind two young kids looking at an exhibit at the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo Ohio

National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo 

Travel back in time by visiting the National Museum of the Great Lakes. Learn about the history of these incredible Lakes while also viewing over 300 unique artifacts and displays. Get an interactive hands-on approach to learning with 40 interactive exhibits to choose from.  

The Children's Museum of Cleveland  

The Children's Museum of Cleveland, established in 1981, strives to create an engaging atmosphere for children of all ages to enjoy and learn from. Promoting interactive learning, exhibits, and programs for children to enjoy all summer long. Currently, the museum is by reservation only (check out their website for more info). 

mom and dad standing next to young son looking at trophy at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio

Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton

Pay tribute to the many talents and greatest legends showcased at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Welcoming tens of millions of visitors each year, the museum is sure to make your list this summer. This museum brings to life the dedication, strength, fair play, and excellence of the players they represent inside. 

Akron Art Museum  

Feel inspired at Akron Art Museum, who's celebrating their 100th anniversary this year! Since their start in 1850, and with a continuous expansion of the museum over the years visitors, can dive into various modern and contemporary art on display.

Georgian Museum in Lancaster

Walk the halls of one of Lancaster's three National Historic Districts at Georgian Museum. Cast your eyes on the amazing twelve-foot ceilings and the beautifully restored Federal style architecture. Check out the museum shop featuring history books, audio, visuals, and more.  

Central Ohio Fire Museum in Columbus

Founded in 1983 by local Columbus firefighters, it was 20 years in the making to open the museum. Visitors can enjoy and learn about firefighting past, present, and future. All guests are offered the chance to participate in age-appropriate fire safety education while there too.  

grandfather holding the hand of young grandson looking at exhibit display of flight suits at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton Ohio

National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force and the perfect place to commemorate that highlight is the National Museum of the USAF. Honor those who served while taking in the knowledge offered at the museum. With 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display, along with exhibits honoring the Wright brothers' legacies, there's something here for everyone to enjoy.    

National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester

One of the hidden gems in Ohio's Butler County is visiting National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting. Learn how wireless technology began and has evolved over time at their Radio Technology Exhibit. Understand and recognize the magnitude of discoveries in this monumental building dating back to 1943. Snap a picture with America's first Sports Car (Hot Shot) while you're there for an unforgettable keepsake.  

Zanesville Museum of Art  

Established in 1936 the Zanesville Museum of Art ignites imagination through visual arts inside the building and community. Explore virtual and live exhibits such as "A Luminous Medium: Watercolor Paintings from the Permanent Collection" or join the 76th Ohio Annual Exhibition-ONLINE. View many cultural arts from all over the world while visiting. 

Note: Zanesville Museum of Art reopens June 1. 

The National Museum of Cambridge Glass  

Explore one of the most prosperous glass companies the world had ever known at the National Museum of Cambridge Glass. The museum has over 10,000 pieces of glass all infused with beautiful colors and designs for you to admire. 

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