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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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Address: 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203-1103
Phone Number: +1 513-287-7000
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Description: For a four-in-one educational experience, you can't beat this complex of...
For a four-in-one educational experience, you can't beat this complex of three museums and OMNIMAX Theater housed in a beautifully restored Art Deco train station. Cincinnati Museum Center houses the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theatre, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives and special exhibition space.
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Great education for all ages!

There is so much to do at the Museum Center, from business meetings to exhibits to the Children's museum/play area. You can then stop and have lunch at the cafe!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There is so much to do at the Museum Center, from business meetings to exhibits to the Children's museum/play area. You can then stop and have lunch at the cafe!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love visiting the museum anytime but their train display at Christmas is just wonderful! The children's museum can keep kids busy for hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

A trip to the Union Terminal is as worthwhile to see the architecture as it is to visit the Omnimax and museums. The building is spectacular. My whole family loves to attend movies at the Omnimax- an awesome experience. An easy jaunt from downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Love this place! The outside, the entrance (jaw dropping), train displays, history museum, omni max theater..... I could go on and on. But if you have children, you have never experienced anything like the children's area. So much more than a play area. No child will get bored here, or adult for that matter!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Museum Center is 3 museums in one. The Natural History Museum, the Cincinnati History Museum and the Children's Museum. Also, the OMNIMAX theatre is on sight with hourly offerings and special Friday and Saturday night shows. Special exhibits are EXCELLENT ! I have never been disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Yesterday on a last minute trip to the Queen city, the skies turned dark and the rain forced us to plan B. The science museum at Union Terminal did not disappoint. IT is so fun that even my 17 year old forgot it was educational! Staff was helpful and welcoming. I was impressed and happy we got rain!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Positives - very interesting nature and historical exhibits. I loved the depiction of a 19th century Cincinnati square and steamboat. My favorite though, has to be the miniaturized scaled model of the city. Negatives - Unless you buy the IMAX package, you can get through the whole museum in less than an hour. Not what you would expect for how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is one of the gems of Cincinnati. Union Terminal used to be a train station and Amtrak still runs out of it (usually middle of the night boarding). The North tower is open 12-4 on Saturdays and Sundays and is run by volunteers. It has a fabulous view of the train yards. It is not handicapped accessible as there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It was closed when I got there, so I didn't get to tour the museum, but the grounds... It's been confirmed that Hanna-Barbera was used Union Terminal as the inspiration for the Hall of Justice from the old Super Friends cartoon (Justice League). Trivia note: Hanna-Barbera was owned by Cincinnati’s Taft Broadcasting from the late 1960s to the ‘80s. Lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went to see the mummy exhibit that they had for a limited time. Was awesome, then OMINIMAX was an awesome movie. Don't miss going up in the North tower. Really neat to see all the trains coming and going. For anyone who loves trains, you want to make sure you check the tower out.

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