HOURS/DAYS OF OPERATION
The Dittrick Museum of Medical History is open to the public from Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until 4:30 pm Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm. There is no admission charge to the Museum.
Closed on Sundays and the following holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance; Memorial Day; July 4; Labor Day; Closing at 3:00pm Wednesday November 21st. Closed November 22nd through November 24th (2018) and December 22nd through Jan.1st (2019).
Want to learn more about what the museum has to offer? Visit ABOUT THE MUSEUM .
MUSEUM NAVIGATOR APP
The museum is designed for self guided tours. We also do have a navigator app where you can hear recorded information about each section of the Museum. Follow the links below to download our free museum guide app.
LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS
From downtown Cleveland: follow Chester Avenue east five miles to Euclid Avenue in University Circle. Turn left onto Euclid. The second traffic light is Adelbert Rd. The Dittrick Center is located at the corner of Euclid and Adelbert.
From I-90 West or East: take Exit #177 to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Turn south (away from Lake Erie) and travel through Rockefeller Park for three miles to East 105th Street in University Circle. Cross 105th St. and follow sign to Euclid Avenue. Almost immediately, turn left on Jeptha Drive (a sign directs you to Botanical Garden, Art and Natural History Museums). Bear right at the top of Jeptha Drive onto Wade Oval. Follow to East Blvd., turn right and follow East Blvd. to Euclid Avenue. Turn left. First traffic light is Adelbert Rd. The Dittrick Center is at the corner of Euclid and Adelbert.
From I-77 North or I-71 North: take I-90 East to Exit #177. Follow directions above. From Cleveland-Hopkins Airport, take I-71 north and follow the above directions. From I-271 North: take Exit #32 to Cedar Road. Bear right onto Cedar Road and travel west 4.5 miles to the bottom of a steep hill and traffic light at interesection with Murray Hill Road. Turn right on Murray Hill Road, bear left at traffic light, and cross bridge to junction with Adelbert Road. Bear left on Adelbert. The Center is at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road.
The Center does not have its own parking lot. Parking is available in the Standard Parking Lots, the closest is Campus Center Garage (see map and details here: Parking), or you can use metered parking on Euclid Ave.
The building is ADA accessible and most of the Museum is ADA accessible (there is one balcony exhibit which is not). To access the wheelchair ramp you must go around the gate to parking area behind the building. Visitor parking is not available in that lot. We do not provide wheelchairs for visitors.
The Dittrick Museum staff appreciates your interest in our facility and welcomes your visit! We welcome group visits to the Dittrick Museum, however, our galleries are small and as a result we limit the group size to 20 visitors. Our exhibits are designed to be self-guided with no need for a formal tour. A staff member will greet the group, introduce them to who we are and why the museum exists. The group is then welcome to experience the exhibits at their leisure. To enhance the visit, the museum offers a cellphone app that points out some of the museum’s highlights. It can be downloaded before the visit see Navigator App listed above for links. In order to ensure a quality experience, we ask that all instructors/chaperones remain with the group while in the museum galleries. All groups must register in advance using the form provided here.
MUSEUM MAP —click here for a visual representation of the gallery spaces.