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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 #4 of 64 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
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 young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Children's Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Museums
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 young children, Activities for older children

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I enjoy going to the Museum Center just to see the architecture - the fountain, mosaics and Art Deco decor are worth the trip. I have been to several special exhibits and like them as well. The natural history portion of the museum is interesting with its artificial cave, glacier area, and other exhibits. The history portion is also interesting.... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

My wife and I were staggered at this exhibit and the artifacts that were displayed. "Pompeii" is an extensive exhibit that includes animated video of the day the volcano Vesuvius buried the city in 12 feet of scalding ash. Detailed information about citizens and their lifestyles are revealed in great detail. This is a very worthwhile educational history lesson for... More 

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Springboro, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Our son is four and half and loves going to the Cincinnati Museum Center! Try to plan your trip for after lunch time. There are usually a lot of field trips there, but they start thinning out after lunch. We usually only plan to go to one of the museums, however, sometimes we have to stop in the Museum of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The Museum center is a must-see in Cincinnati if for no other reason than the amazing building- an Art Deco train station. The three museums housed within the building (which still functions as a train station) are the Cincinnati Historical Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Cincinnati Children's Museum. One convenient ticket gets you into all three museums and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

You can buy a ticket and spend the day at three museums. My family of 4 enjoyed going to the Children's Museum, Museum of Natural History, and Cincinnati Museum for about $40. It was a great way to spend the day. It is a lot of walking for young children but they will love the recreation of downtown Cincinnati with... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Kids play area is amazing. Huge, interactive, fun. Omni-max theatre is better than i-max. Museum parts are well done with ever-changing attractions brought in. Never disapponts. The building itself is impressive. Easy off and on the highway.

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Aurora, Indiana, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

The price is awesome, the activities are excellent and the kids and parents will love it.. They have so much to do that really you need about 3 days to see everything and enjoy everything. It is a MUST do with your kids if your here in Cincinnati Ohio.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Loads of fun to bring the kids to. This is a place that will have your kids brimming with curiosity. Things that make them go ....Hmmmm?

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Kids museum and Natural History are my kids favorites. The tree house and water table keep them so busy.

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Ohio
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

I love this art deco building, and am glad it was refurbished as a museum center. My son loves trains, so we decided to go to the Cincinnati History Museum. I was fascinated by the model of the city, complete with countless model trains. I lived in Cincinnati for a while, so I was interested in seeing the various neighborhoods... More 

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