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Balto’s 100th Birthday!

March 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Join the Museum as we celebrate the 100th birthday of our resident hero dog, Balto!

Learn the story of Balto’s heroic venture – from his legendary serum run during the 1925 diphtheria outbreak in Nome, Alaska to how he came to call Cleveland home – during this special birthday celebration packed with “paws-on” fun for the whole family, including:

• Balto: The Hero Dog in Murch Auditorium
• A junior Iditarod on Smead Discovery Center
• A visit from the Cleveland APL (more info below)

And more!

Balto’s Birthday will also serve as a special Giving Day in support of the Museum. In the spirit of the Cleveland school children who donated to help give Balto a permanent home in Cleveland after his hero’s tour, we kindly ask that you consider making a donation to support the Museum’s Fund for Discovery during your visit to Balto’s birthday celebration.

So get your friends and family together, hitch up your sled and MUSH down to to the Museum and join us in letting Balto know that he’s a very good boy.

Balto’s birthday activities are included with Museum admission.

the Cleveland Animal Protective League will have dogs and cats for same day adoption! All the animals are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, dewormed and flea/tick treated. The pricing is as follows:

Adult dogs: $125
Puppies (under 5 months): $200
Kittens (under 5 months): $95


March 2, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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