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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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Address: 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1138
Phone Number: +1 513-287-7000
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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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You must visit if you want something "officially Cincinnati"

So many things to do! The childrens museum is great for kids under 10. My kids LOVE it. Membership is well worth it. The natural history museum is also great, lots of hands on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So many things to do! The childrens museum is great for kids under 10. My kids LOVE it. Membership is well worth it. The natural history museum is also great, lots of hands on activities to do. As a lover of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati History Museum is my personal favorite (but perhaps not the best choice for young kids). Omnimax..... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Brought my grandchildren to see The Art of the Brick for my grandsons 9th birthday. Both thoroughly loved the exhibit and going through the rest of the museum and exploring history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my kids' favorite things to do around town!!! The Children's Museum could use some major updating! Many of the exhibits are old and missing parts or altogether deteriorating. I have noticed as my kids have gotten a bit older (5 & 2) we are spending less time in the Children's Museum, they seem to tire of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Children's museum is still open (from tree climbing, building, animals + more), and special exhibits are exquisite (DaVinci right now). We said a last hurrah visit to experience everything... yet the phenomenal history, omnimax theatre, and science museums are under complete renovation. Slated to be complete in 2018, we will be suffering from withdrawals & try to get to rotating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The structure itself is gorgeous inside and out. Full of history and beauty of old school construction. The 3 museums inside are good for all ages. We visit with elderly grandparents and our youngest children. Always a fun filled day! Able to pack a picnic lunch and store it in a locker, which is great for kids with food allergies.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went here past week and we had lots of fun and the big screen movie theatre was surprise for my kids, they loved it !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have kids you need to take them here at Christmas time. They will love it. The exhibits are very interesting especially the miniature of cincinnati

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We arrived to the ticket office just to find out that everything but the children museum and the DaVinci exhibition is closed. The signs outside just mention that those two are open, not that the rest is closed and even though is clear outside that the building is under work it could spare people the walk and the parking fee... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kept talking up visiting this art deco to my husband, only to drive over there is found the entire building surrounded in construction fencing. While disappointed I understand it is necessary for a building of its age and significance to be spruced up. Look forward to visiting Cincinnati again when the renovations are complete.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museums are good, the special exhibits are great, but even the building itself is worth the visit.

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