Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal Cincinnati

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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
1301 Western Avenue
Tel: 513 287 7000

Where are we going today?

Can't decide which museum in Cincinnati to go to? How about we make it easy and introduce you to the Cincinnati Museum Center - which is multiple museums in one! 

Want to explore the history of the amazing city of Cincinnati? When why not head to the Cincinnati History Museum! The whole family can step back in time and discover the first settlers of the city, right through to WWII!

There are costumed interpreters who can give kids a better understanding of the history too, which is always fun!

The exhibitions cover a range of topics, from when the city went to war, to a history of transport from 1900 to the 1940s.  Kids can event experience scenes, letters and music from those who lived in the city from the very beginning, right through to 1860.

Want to climb aboard a replica of a side-wheel steamboat? Of course you do! And at the Cincinnati History Museum, you can!

Want another museum? Take your pick! How about the Museum of Natural History & Science? The family can experience an incredible world of science, nature and history through these interactive exhibits and artifacts. The Discovery Lab is a great way for kids to get hands on and use their problem solving skills.

They can uncover treasures of other cultures, experience the wonder of dinosaurs and even practice spelunking in their recreated limestone cave!

Don't forget about that Children's Museum either! Kids can learn through play as they explore the many areas of this very cool museum. Kids Town lets kids take charge in the kid-sized neighbourhood, and they can even be part of a complex machine in the Energy Zone!

Amazing museum exploration at the Cincinnati Museum Center - the learning and fun never stop!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsSingle Museum $10.50
  • ChildrenSingle Museum $5.50 (ages 1-2) and $8/50 (Ages 3 to 12)
  • Free Under: 1 year

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Mon to Sat / 11am - 6pm Sunday

All year round but closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Teachers corner

There are live museum experiences, discovery labs and learning labs all waiting for school groups who visit! Get in contact to arrange!.

I'm Hungry!

They have a food court with pizza, a cafe serving burgers, hotdogs and soups, and a Starbucks cart. Did we mention the ice cream parlor! Drinks machines and snack machines are available too.

Healthy Eating!

They Gateway Cafe have sandwiches, salads and soups for those healthy folk..

Any Top Tips?

Kids under 12 must be accompanied by someone over 18 years. Teenagers 13 to 17 can visit without an adult, but can't supervize kids under 12. .

Doing our bit

They are ALL about education and giving kids a great time! Some exhibits are fun and hands-on, and they offer programs for kids and adults too - including camps!.

Need a little extra help?

The entrance is fully accessible, and there are elevators and ramps in the museum too for those who need them. .

Baby Facilities

They have stroller rental on a first come, first served basis. They are also nursing-friendly and have privacy areas. .

Can I get one of those?

There are TWO shops! Bring that pocket money because there are lots of history and science toys and gifts to be bought!.

More information

If you LOVE the museums and see yourselves going back, check out membership because you get FREE entry! .

What people are saying?

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    The Cincinnati Museum Center is fun for the whole family. There is a special zone for younger children to explore and learn, but younger children can still have fun in the rest of the museum. It is worth checking out!

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