We had a great time at the Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Cleveland Museum of Natural History's (@goCMNH) Think & Drink with the Extinct, so we wanted to share our photos and tweets from the evening. The theme for the night was "Wildlife," which Stuart knew would be of special interest to Julie. It is always fun to be able to get close to the animals at the museum.
Raise a glass and increase your knowledge of the natural world at one of the brainiest happy hours in Cleveland!
Each third-Wednesday #ThinkandDrink highlights a different field of research or mission-driven topic, and offers exclusive access to professional staff and researchers, unique experiences and interactive demonstrations. Enjoy a drink from our beer ($5) and wine ($6) bar, and grab a bite to eat at Exploration: A Zack Bruell Restaurant located off Wade Oval lobby.
Think & Drink with the Extinct is from 5 to 9pm the third Wednesday of the month from September through May. The event is included with general admission, which is only $8/person after 5pm Wednesdays. Park in the Museum garage to score $8 special event rate parking.
On the way to the museum, we saw how the Western Reserve Historical Society (@CleStartsHere) had decorated the Euclid Beach Grand Carousel for Halloween. Since we are friends with the carousel operator, George "Carousel George" Michaels (@CarouselGeorge), we had seen photos of some of the decorations, but they looked even better in person. George attends a lot of the same Cleveland Museum of Natural History events that we attend, so it was no surprise that he was there that night.
This was our first visit the Cleveland Museum of Natural History since they opened their new "Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden — Presented by KeyBank." We were impressed with the way the space is utilized behind the museum, and that it provides an opportunity to see the animals living there up close. It is a much improved space compared to the old animal exhibit. We were only able to see the Wildlife Center for a short time, since it closed in the early evening. We definitely want to come back again to explore more.
Here is the official video from the museum's website about the new center and garden:
You will read in the tweets section of this blog post about the "huge cheer" for the Cleveland Indians (@Indians) for winning the American League Pennant, and heading to the World Series! The deciding game was played while we were at the museum.
We have also included some fun tweets about @goCMNH's Steggie on the first day of the World Series on October 25, 2016.
There is information about other Cleveland Museum of Natural History events in the tweets section of this blog post. Please be sure to follow @goCMNH on Twitter for more event announcements. Also at the bottom of this blog post, we list upcoming Think & Drink with the Extinct dates and themes.
Please learn about another Think & Drink with the Extinct event by reading our blog post:
Blog Date: Monday, November 9, 2015 -
Think & Drink with the Extinct: Paleontology - Fossils and Ferments
Photos and Videos
We hope you enjoy our photos and videos of the evening. We recommend viewing them in full-screen mode.
Tweets & Retweets
Here are our @sos_jr tweets and retweets about Cleveland Museum of Natural History (@goCMNH) and the Think & Drink with the Extinct. Please share any photos and videos that you find interesting by retweeting.
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We're getting the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel all dressed up for Halloween! Special thank you to Dawn Russell/The Carousel Society! pic.twitter.com/UNksUfSk1X— CLE History Center (@CleStartsHere) October 3, 2016
Some fun with @InTheCircle and @goCMNH on the first day of the #WorldSeries. #GoTribe!!
Future Think & Drink with the Extinct Events
16-17 Series Schedule
SEP 21, 2016 — Forensics — Featuring Platform Beer Co.
OCT 19, 2016 — Wildlife — Featuring Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
NOV 16, 2016 — Anthropology — Featuring Great Lakes Brewing Company and Cleveland Whiskey
DEC 21, 2016 — Winter Solstice — Featuring Butcher and the Brewer
JAN 18, 2017 — Biomimicry — Featuring Great Lakes Brewing Company
FEB 15, 2017 — Archaeology — Featuring Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
MAR 15, 2017 — Life at the Limits — Featuring Great Lakes Brewing Company and Cleveland Whiskey
APR 19, 2017 — Entomology — Featuring Platform Beer Co.
MAY 17, 2017 — Dinosaurs — Featuring Butcher and the Brewer
We also want to mention that we have been going regularly to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Reel Science -- "cinema science vs. the facts" -- films at Cleveland Cinemas (@clevelandcinema) locations. Go to the CMNH.org/ReelScience web page for details on these monthly films that take place at either the Cedar Lee Theatre (@CedarLeeTheatre) or the Capitol Theatre (@CapitolW65th).
Thank you, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, for your great events.