Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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bandguy54
Orleans, IN191 contributions
Nov 2022
I hadn't been to the Cincinnati Museum Center in many years, but we were in Cincinnati for a concert on Friday night and had planned to go to the zoo on Saturday. Mother Nature had a different idea. We woke up to snow on Saturday morning and a temperature difference of 35 degrees from the previous day. So, instead of the zoo, we went to the Museum Center. The building itself is worth the trip. The place is an art deco masterpiece! We enjoyed the exhibits and had a great time. The staff was great and the center was very clean and well-organized. It wasn't what we planned to do, but it was a great alternative!!
Written November 13, 2022
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Tara G
24 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The museum centre was a great addition to the activities on our trip. The exhibit regarding the Holocaust alone was worth the price of admission. I would highly recommend making the Union Terminal a stop on your holiday. The variety of the information in the displays and exhibits means that there is something everyone will appreciate.
Written October 22, 2022
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Brandy B
Kansas City, MO86 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The hours of operation are incorrect. Museum Center in closed TUESDAY and Wednesday. Plan according. We were looking forward.
Written September 21, 2022
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Granola01
Spokane, WA152 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
The mezzanine is so amazing! I was obsessed with it. The colors were brilliant. Leaving some of the old signage was brilliant. The Omnimax was stupendous!
Written August 29, 2022
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ali_s
London, UK3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
I had a great visit to the Museum Centre, there is so much to see. The science and history museums were both great and these are included in the normal ticket, especially liked the Neil Armstrong section. I didn't get around all exhibits in both of these as I ran out of time but there was more to see if I had had longer.
The Pixar exhibit was great, it started with a short video and then it was a very interactive and interesting exhibition itself. I also went to the Omnimax cinema which is worth it, the film's are about 45 minutes long but it was a great experience.
Finally, I went to the Holocaust exhibit and this was very good. Everything was extremely well done. There were short videos throughout the exhibit to break up reading time. It was incredibly insightful and interesting - the Holocaust section is a must.
You could easily spend a full day here and still have not seen everything.
Written August 26, 2022
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DianaL6232012
Columbus, OH81 contributions
Aug 2022
We had originally came down to the Cincinnati/Mason area to go to Kings Island. We were experiencing some bad weather, so we decided to visit the museum since we had wanted to in the past, but parts were closed due to construction. We bought tickets on the website, which was a bit confusing. We wanted to go to The Science Behind Pixar traveling exhibit as well as a OMNIMAX movie. We picked our times and amount of tickets, but the price didn't seem right. I paid anyway and we were off to the museum. The drive from Mason is about a half hour which wasn't bad and gave my one year old a little nap. When we got there the entrance is beautiful and definitely picture worthy. We weren't sure where to go so I got in line and asked. I also wanted to ask about our tickets because I was confused by the price. I didn't catch the employees name, but I should have as she was EXTREMELY helpful! (She was sitting at the far right computer in the front on 8/6, with long brown hair). She looked at our tickets and said that we had basically just bought the Pixar and movie, but not the general admission tickets. She helped me get everything in order and purchased the museum tickets. I asked her, "Ok, what now?" I grabbed a map and she said, "trains or dinosaurs"? "Trains!" She told me where to go and even a little secret part of the museum that doesn't get a lot of people, which was true, it was completely empty when we got there and probably the coolest part! (Keep going downstairs after the trains, you won't be disappointed!) We really enjoyed the History of Cincinnati! There are so many things that were either invented here or came from here that I had no idea about. The Science Behind Pixar was really cool if it's still there and we really enjoyed the OMNIMAX movie.
Written August 10, 2022
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JupiterFLMom
Jupiter, FL151 contributions
Aug 2022
This was an amazing Museum. It had something for everyone to enjoy. We (three adults) spent about 3.5 hours here, which included PIXAR and an IMAX, plus all of the exhibits. The only thing I didn't like is that each section began on the top floor and ended on the bottom, and you would have to go back to the top to start in the next section. The elevators smelled horrible and the up escalator was being serviced. So it was either the stairs or putting up with the bad smell. Other than that, I highly recommend going.
Written August 9, 2022
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Debbie
32 contributions
Jul 2022
Favorite part was walking through the "glacier" in the science section. So much to see there! Be sure to wear comfortable shoes - lots of walking. Don't miss the theater showings - like IMax but better!
Written July 31, 2022
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Bill B
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Definitely worth the money and time. A little bit of everything and the kids loved all the interactive science activities. Do not skip the children’s area, the kids did not want to leave.
Written July 25, 2022
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loren h
Wisconsin325 contributions
Jun 2022
The city models were quite nice, an amazing building even if it were empty. I do think the admission was a bit much.
Written June 20, 2022
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