Museums in CINCINNATI with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Cincinnati, Ohio, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Buckeye State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Cincinnati…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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    Cincinnati

    A fascinating museum in Cincinnati that tells stories of freedom's heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to present day.

  • Cincinnati Fire Museum

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    The Cincinnati Fire Museum, the only museum that saves lives!Located in a 1907 National Register firehouse, the museum preserves and exhibits Greater Cincinnati's firefighting artifacts while ...

  • Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (1 miles) Cincinnati

    Fun for all ages, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is an interactive, educational journey through over 140 years of Cincinnati Reds history. Movies, artifacts, and hands on activities, bring the game ...

  • Cincinnati Art Museum

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    (1 miles) Cincinnati

    The Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and ...

  • Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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    (1 miles) Cincinnati

    An incredible complex of museums, including history, natural history, children's museum and IMAX!

  • The Creation Museum

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    (15 miles) Petersberg

    The state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot museum in Kentucky that bring the Bible to life, with exhibits, planetarium, dinosaurs and a petting zoo!

  • The Dayton Art Institute

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    (49 miles) Dayton

    Visit us often to enjoy our diverse permanent collection, world class special exhibitions, interesting educational programs and unique special events.

  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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    (50 miles) Dayton

    Explore the wonders of the world with a live animal zoo, the region's only public Planetarium and observatory, interactive science and technology exhibits, and more under one roof! One of the many ...

  • National Museum of the US Air Force

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    (52 miles) Dayton

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the world's largest military aviation museum. This FREE attraction features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles in more than 17 acres of indoor ...

  • The Last Supper Museum

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    (55 miles) Greensburg

    The Last Supper Museum, LLC displays over 2,000 inspirational art pieces of Christ’s Last Supper as described in the Bible.

  • American Saddlebred Museum

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    (66 miles) Lexington

    The American Saddlebred Museum, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, will be highlighting the special bond between children and Saddlebreds in its 2008 exhibition ...

  • Kentucky Horsepark

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    (66 miles) Lexington

    Not just a place to get up close to the beautiful horses, but also various museums included in the admission, horse-drawn tours, and picnics. Great animal family fun for your day out in Lexington!

  • Explorium Of Lexington

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    (73 miles) Lexington

    A fun, interactive, colorful and energetic experience for kids to create and learn.

  • The Johnny Appleseed Educational Center and Museum

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    (80 miles) Urbana

    offers a comprehensive insight into the life and era of famous Johnny Appleseed.

  • National Model Aviation Museum

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    (86 miles) Muncie

    Visit the Museum and view the largest collection of model aircraft in the United States. Discover how aeromodeling helped change the world of aviation and examine the astonishing craftsmanship and ...

  • Muncie Children's Museum

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    (88 miles) Muncie

    A fun children's museum in Indiana where kids can learn and play in a safe and creative environment!

  • Louisville Slugger Museum

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    (89 miles) Louisville

    All things baseball! This museum and factory is all about that iconic Louisville Slugger bat, which has been iconic since 1884. A look into sporting history for the whole family in Kentucky on your ...

  • Kentucky Derby Museum

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    (92 miles) Louisville

    The Kentucky Derby Museum, which sits on the front steps of historic Churchill Downs, is a very visible part of our community. Graciously welcoming over 200,000 guests through the doors each year and ...

  • The Bicycle Museum of America

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    (92 miles) New Bremen

    A beautiful museum with one of the largest collection of bicycles in the world.

  • Center of Science and Industry

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    (100 miles) Columbus

    Groundbreaking exhibits and hands-on experiences for kids to understand the connection between science and life. Amazing Columbus fun and discovery!

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  • Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours

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    (66 miles) Frankfort

    Candy Tours! Need we go on? Tasty tours for the whole family in a real candy factory...home of the iconic Bourbon Chocolates!

  • The Santa Maria

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    (100 miles) Columbus

    In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail searching for a direct trade route to the Indies. Carrying him was the Santa Maria - and kids can visit this incredible replica!

  • Newport Aquarium

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    (1 miles) Newport

    Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do during every visit. The world-class facility showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. There are dive ...

  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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    (3 miles) Cincinnati

    Over 1.2 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo's award-winning exhibits annually and was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was ...

  • Red Wolf Sanctuary

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    (22 miles) Rising Sun

    A beautiful wolf sanctuary with visits by appointment only. Kids can experience rescued animals, from foxes, coyotes and of course, wolves.

  • Wolf Creek Habitat

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    (35 miles) Brookville

    A unique experience for the family where you can interact with amazing wolves IN their enclosures! A fun animal experience for your family day out in Indiana!

  • Dauset Trails Nature Centre

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    (73 miles) Jackson

    In the early 1980's, Dauset Trails was primarily a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned wildlife.

  • Joe Huber Family Farm

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    (89 miles) Starlight

    Classic farm fun in Indiana, with rides, slides, fun events, fruit picking and even live music!

  • Louisville Zoo

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    (90 miles) Louisville

    Home to more than 1,400 exotic animals in beautiful, naturalistic habitats amid an amazing botanical garden on 134 acres.

  • Strickers Grove

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    (16 miles) Hamilton

    A family friendly amusement park open to the public four times in a year, with great activities for active kids - including roller coasters!

  • Kings Island

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    (21 miles) Kings Mills

    Thrills and spills at the largest amusement and water park in the entire Midwest! With over 80 rides, attractions and shows, it's great fun for the whole family in Ohio.

  • CoCo Key Water Resort Cincinnati

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    (13 miles) Cincinnati

    Where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park adventures, where it’s always 84 degrees, kids can have a blast with slides, play island, adventure river and more!

  • Paradise Breeze

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    (47 miles) Maysville

    Great family swimming with lap pool and slides, perfect in this community aquatic complex in Kentucky!

  • Atlantis Waterpark

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    (88 miles) Clarksville

    Featuring a wave pool, loads of water slides, kiddie leisure pool,

  • Pogo Play

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    (13 miles) Cincinnati

    Inspiring and creative indoor play in Ohio, with imagination play, toddler areas, sports and great fun for those developing minds and bodies!