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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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Must see at least once in your life, if you live in the Cincy area

We took our toddler and 10 yr old for the toddler's birthday and we all played for hours! The best part was the plastic ball area and the tree/ forest playground. However, it's an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Columbus, OH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I heard and read so many great things about the Cincinnati Museum, so we were eager to check this place out. More so when we saw they had a special Da Vinci exhibit at the museum. It sounded fascinating, so, we planned a small road trip to Cincy. I’m sorry to say we walked away feeling a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our toddler and 10 yr old for the toddler's birthday and we all played for hours! The best part was the plastic ball area and the tree/ forest playground. However, it's an older facility and I'm not so sure it's worth the price for the adults because it seemed too pricey. If they are going to charge that... More 

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place, you get in all the museums. The family really enjoyed it. Good for adults and children..

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When pulling up to the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal you are just in awe at the sheer size and beauty of the building. There's a huge fountain in the middle of the lot, perfectly centered with the face of the building, and people in golf carts come to pick you up from your vehicle to drive you to... More 

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Middlesboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to school just across the river at Chase Law School...and we travel back to cincy a lot. If you haven't been to union terminal, it alone, is worth the trip....the museum....great.....a must see.....and tons of other things to do while at union terminal...allow an afternoon, evening....see an onmimax show...many things to do at the terminal, but start with... More 

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here several times because the whole family enjoys this museum and we live 4 hours away. The children's museum is great and offers plenty of hands on experiences and many activities that let them blow off a little steam. The transportation museum is interesting especially with the working scale models. There may be bigger natural history museums... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went specifically for the Da Vinci exhibit. Tremendous! Much info on his art, inventions, writings, drawings, etc. Some of his drawings were constructed! Fascinating. Even if you knew he was a genius before, you'd be impressed with his depth of curiosity and follow through.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum center, which will provide hours of fun for all ages. Also, this building itself is a gem. There are behind the scenes tours of this historic bldg which are also worth taking and learning.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the Da Vinci exhibit and enjoyed the museum very much. PS It is really cold in there ... take a wrap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't want to miss the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center. We've been to most of the recent exhibits and all of them are very well done, this one included. I'd recommend getting the audio guide (it is possible to share one but you can't listen to the information at the exact same time). We went... More 

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