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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

Address: 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203-1103
Phone Number: +1 513-287-7000
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Ranked #5 of 63 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Cultural
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: For a four-in-one educational experience, you can't beat this complex of three museums and OMNIMAX...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Children's Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Cultural
Activities: Arts and crafts
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Loveland, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Very interesting, but way to expensive. $20.00 per adult. Lots of history and reading. Vocal tour is available for extra money.

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Seattle
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28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I was impressed with the space and multitude of activities for the children. There is a great climbing area that is suspended. Lots of running space and interactive areas. It's nice that they have lockers and a food court with lots of picnic table space. This children's museum is on the bottom level.

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Seattle
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I had heard about the restored Union Terminal from several people so decided to visit 1 or 2 museums there. I loved the building! They did a wonderful restoration job. There was a video of the restoration work. The complex houses 3-4 different museums as well as an IMAX theatre. The ceilings were extremely high. I had heard that if... More 

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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297 reviews 297 reviews
65 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

this place is fun for the family I was having fun and so was all my family the people who were there were very helpful and was very excited

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is a great place for a day and the Children's Museum is wonderful, but it's not COSI. If you want to get a membership, and plan on repeated visits, I strongly suggest COSI over the children's museum here. It is a very nice museum and our daughter loves the "woods." but it's pretty repetitive pretty fast.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My kids love coming here (7 and 13yrs.). We have bought passes each year and we never get tired of coming. Its a great place for kids to explore and use their imagination.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

It's really a glorified playground when compared to the Indianapolis Childrens Museum. Our grankids had a great time but don't think it was much of a learning experience especially for the prices they charge

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Blanchester, Ohio
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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I love the "Old Cincnnati" display with the trains and street cars. Gives a great feel for how it used to be. I also love the changing attractions...i.e. Bodies, Egypt, etc. It's a great way to spend time with the family all day!!!

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Rochester, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We went to view the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit but were very impressed by the entire museum. We wished we had more time and energy to see the whole thing. Don't miss the train tower if it's open.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Went to Cincinnati to see the Dead Sea Scrolls, a temporary exhibit at the Museum Center. Exhibit was well done with artifacts and optional additional audio information. I've visited the other museums at Union Terminal in the past couple years and enjoyed all of them.

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