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Address: 1301 Western Ave, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1138
Phone Number:
+1 513-287-7000
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Children's Museum & Special Exhibit Hall remain open during the...

Children's Museum & Special Exhibit Hall remain open during the restoration of historic Union Terminal.

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Vikings Exhibit

We visited the Viking Exhibit and enjoyed it very much. Very educational. Great historical exhibit. The exterior is in the middle of renovation, but it still looks like a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barry F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Viking Exhibit and enjoyed it very much. Very educational. Great historical exhibit. The exterior is in the middle of renovation, but it still looks like a beautiful old building

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One is a Crosley in my desk? A car? A refrigerator? A radio? Was it a baseball field? Cincinnati's Museum Center has those answers for you to see

Thank jaynapier
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We get a family pass every year. We have enjoyed overnight stays, special exhibits, summer camps, and trips to the top floor to view the old train station terminal. I would say our favorite is the cave in the Natural History Museum, but honestly, we like everything.

Thank Yvonne C
Columbus, Ohio
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113 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been before the construction and absolutely loved this museum. We went back recently and with the limited access we were under whelmed and wanted to leave. My wife explained this to an employee and she offered to return our $5 parking fee. We will definitely be back but after the construction.

1 Thank William B
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as soon as it open and was the best time with out young kids. Pricing isn't to bad. The children's museum has a lot of Interactive areas butnif small. Can spend 2 hours or less here. This place has other attractions but with our little ones we didnt visit them. They are renovating the building so looks closed... More 

1 Thank ztd1989
Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was totally disappointed in this exhibit. It is over-priced at $19.50 per person (no discounts for military, AAA, etc.) plus parking was $5.00. The TV ad and website say this exhibit ends April 23, 2017. However, the ticket counter ladies claim it is on until April of 2018! This is a timed exhibit - meaning you have to line... More 

1 Thank Limey717
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though this landmark is currently under construction the special exhibits and Imax experience are worth the trip.

1 Thank WillieJean
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not recommend this exhibit or show. Sorry. I was hoping for a movie, Viking play, or more for the price. It was a let down.

1 Thank funny12reddog
Hebron, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum Center has it all - history, interactive programs for both children and adults, and a wonderful Children's Museum. You could spend a day, and still not really see everything the place has to offer. The Museum Center started life as Union Terminal, a major train station for the tri-state area, and there are still many elements of its'... More 

Thank Kat K
Birmingham, Alabama
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entire museum is currently under construction. My children absolutely loved the children's museum, but that is pretty much all that is currently open.

Thank B L

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