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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
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Beautiful Building & Exhibits

Loved our adult family trip to this beautiful learning center. Lots to see and do, changing exhibitions, not to mention just admiring the archecture of the place. Enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Fort Riley, Kansas
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved our adult family trip to this beautiful learning center. Lots to see and do, changing exhibitions, not to mention just admiring the archecture of the place. Enjoy!

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

Great show and great customer service. Great show and great customer service.Great show and great customer service.Great show and great customer service.Great show and great customer service.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The Union Station was a very exciting place to visit. We took the Free tour and was thrilled as it lasted over an hour and the guide was very knowledgeable. There was a Mummy exhibit there the cost was $18 for a 15 minute tour which I thought was a little high so we opted out.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a great way to learn about the city of Cincinnati The exhibits are interesting and contain the largest railway layout I have ever seen. The IMAX theatre is a must. Well done Cincinnati

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a great place to go with your family and have a fun, but educational day. The Children's Museum is a great way to pass time for kids under 10. Overall, I think the specialty exhibits are the best part, they're generally well designed. My only concern would be pricing (it can get expensive if you have multiple children),... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We have been members for over 15 years. My kids used to beg to go here when they were 3-11. Lots of hands on play. Go after 2 pm on a Saturday if you prefer to have the place somewhat to yourselves. Any weekday is also less crowded. Great family fun.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place for people of all ages not only is it educational but they do it in a fun way. We went on a free friday day and it was packed but that was to be expected. We had fun and our kids had fun.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

There are 2 great museums at the old Union Terminal. The Natural History Museum with all of its natural history exhibits and an IMAX theater. And the Cincinnati Children's Museum with all kinds of activities for children of all ages. Union Terminal is also the home of the Cincinnati Railroad club which has a public display in one of the... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Took our family there here over spring break. Really enjoyed our time here. Especially liked the history about Cincinnati. That section was by far the most interestingly to me. We spent able 6 hours there and could have spent more time there. Very neat building as well. The old train station is a wonderful venue. Kids liked exploring in the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The museum is made up of 3 separate areas which makes for a very large museum with lots to see. They have everything from dinosaurs to a large children's play area to an indoor cave with a waterfall. We took our daughter who is 7 and it was great for her. Overall well worth the price and a great attraction.

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