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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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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Activities: Arts and crafts
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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I have been coming to the Museum Center for as long as I can remember. It was always my favorite field trip in school and loved the trips with my dad and sister when I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Fairfield, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to the Museum Center for as long as I can remember. It was always my favorite field trip in school and loved the trips with my dad and sister when I was younger. Now that I am married, it was been a favorite date spot for my wife and I since we started dating. I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I take my children here at least once a year! I especially love the exhibits on loan. My favorites are Cleopatra Exhibit on loan from Egypt and the Princess Diana Exhibit on loan from the Spencer Family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

$30 for my husband, son and I to go to the children's area which is great. They could use some of their money to update and do some painting, especially with so many donations that they receive. We went into the area to the right when you walk in for an extra $10 and o am convinced it is identical... More 

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CincyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, responded to this review

Hi MiJa55, Thanks for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and found value in it. We would like to inform you that there are plans underway to change a few areas in the Children's Museum. Kids Town will soon have a new dentistry element. Also, within the last year we installed a new and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Special science of sports exhibit was super fun. Other exhibits on history of Cincinnati was fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Unlike most other museums I have visited, I was very pleased with ticket pricing at this museum. You can get a great deal on all three museums rather than just one. We only visited two out of the three and still felt that we had spent our money wisely. All exhibits are very informational and interesting. The museum is worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

What a jewel to find in Cincinnati! The Museum Center is housed in an original train terminal built in the art deco style of the 1930's. What a fabulous building with it's high domed ceiling mirrored in many details throughout the rest of the building, original ticket windows, traffic lights and classical styling in graphic design. The building alone was... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A multifaceted museum for all ages. There are sites where the children can play and learn, there are places where they can learn our area's history. It is an art deco beauty and once housed the terminal where GI's boarded to and returned from the battle fields of WW II.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We have been going to the museum center for years, more regularly since we had kids (ages 3&5). They love all of the different sections. If you go on a weekday during the day or towards closing time it is much less busy. Often our kids get the sand play area to themselves. Some days they have the tower open... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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39 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Really enjoyed the creative presentation of Cincinnati, did not feel like a 'museum'. Natural history museum was also more creatively presented. They have Imax theatres also. We were there for the Lady Dianna exhibit, the space is good fro travelling exhibits

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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