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7 Entertainment Spots for Cleveland Seniors and Their Families to Enjoy Year-Round

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Studies show a positive correlation between social interaction and overall positive health among older adults.

If you live in or around the Cleveland area, you know how much the city has to offer in terms of social events. From theaters to gardens to libraries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, no matter your age or the season.

Below, we’ve rounded up seven year-round senior friendly entertainment spots located in and around the Cleveland area.

1. Cleveland Botanical Garden (Cleveland)

The Cleveland Botanical Garden is a peaceful sanctuary filled with 10 acres of plants and flowers from around the world. With something for everyone, the garden offers daily indoor and outdoor activities that cater to children, adults and seniors all year long.

The Cleveland Botanical Garden is wheelchair accessible.

Entry Price: Adults: $12.00; Children (3-12): $8.00; Children two and under: Free.
Special Rates: The garden offers a senior discount of $5.00 off of adult admission on Tuesdays for those 60+. The garden also offers free admission to active military and veterans and their immediate family consisting of one adult and two children. Proof of military ID is required.
Hours: Closed on Mondays. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

2. Art Classes (Various Locations)

Art classes are a fun way to get creative. Build a unique masterpiece of your own as local artists provide step-by-step instructions on various painting and sculpting techniques. Several studios in the area allow participants to bring their own beverages, so you can sip on your favorite drink while painting.

Grab a family member or friend and sign up for a class at any of these local studios:

Entry Price: Varies by location.
Hours: Varies by location.

3. Playhouse Square District (Cleveland)

The Playhouse Square District is a vibrant destination with entertainment, dining and so much more. Made up of ten theatres, the district is one of Cleveland’s premiere places to visit with live concerts and shows. For a night out on the town, purchase tickets to a show and dine at one of the many restaurants in the area.

The KeyBank State Theatre, commonly referred to as “Playhouse Square Theatre,” is the first and largest venue in Playhouse Square District. With breathtaking architecture and murals throughout, it remains a Cleveland staple. The KeyBank State Theatre has presented iconic shows and performers like Judy Garland and Phantom of the Opera.

For more information on upcoming events and shows in Playhouse Square District, click here.

Playhouse Square District and venues are wheelchair accessible.

Entry Price: Entry prices vary by theater.
Hours: Hours vary by show times.
Location: 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

4. Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland)

For a fun-filled day, gather your loved ones to explore the Cleveland Museum of Art. The museum offers dynamic experiences that showcase the power of art in today’s society—all free of charge. Be sure to check out some of the events, lectures and performances that happen all year long.

For more information on current exhibits and tickets, click here.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is wheelchair accessible.

Entry Price: Free.
Hours: Closed on Mondays. Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

5. Local Libraries (Various Locations)

Public libraries are a great way to socialize and interact with people in your community. Libraries regularly offer adult classes and activities, like guitar lessons, knitting and stitching classes, adult book clubs and more. Additionally, seniors can give back to the community by volunteering to assist a librarian or read aloud to children.

Find a local library in your neck of the woods:

Entry Price: Free.
Hours: Hours vary by location.

6. Cleveland Metropark (Various Locations)

Cleveland Metroparks are home to reservations and conservatories waiting to be explored. Many parks in Northeast Ohio parks offer gardens, waterfalls, piers and more, perfect for getting outdoors during the warmer months. During the wintertime, many of the parks offer activities like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. This family friendly option is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family.

The Metroparks offer dozens of locations across the Cleveland area. Some of our favorites include:

Entry Price: Free.
Hours: Varies by location.

7. Movie Theaters (Various Locations) 

What movie have you been wanting to see? Heading to the local movie theater gives you the perfect opportunity to get out on the town with a loved one. Sharing the cinema experience only adds to the fun and with many local movie theaters, there’s so much to choose from.

Check out some of these cinemas in Cleveland and surrounding cities:

Entry Price: Varies by location.
Hours: Varies by location.

Engage in More Meaningful Conversation with Your Loved Ones

As you explore all that Cleveland has to offer, we encourage you to connect with your loved ones on a deeper level. When you download Busch’s Essential Guide to Meaningful Conversation, you get access to 25+ conversation-starting questions to help you engage in meaningful conversation with the people who matter most to you.

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