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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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Duke Energy Children's Museum is awesome!!

Our family visited the museum on a Saturday and it wasn't too busy! The price for our family of five was a bit high but that may keep numbers a bit lower. The little ones loved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stacey S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family visited the museum on a Saturday and it wasn't too busy! The price for our family of five was a bit high but that may keep numbers a bit lower. The little ones loved the tree forts, ball pit and the mini village. We took adorable photographs of them dressed up as vets, builders,cooks etc. We could have... More 

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

Love this place! I love the atmosphere! When my children are born, I will be taking them here to explore and learn, just like I did as a child.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have taken out of town visitors to this wonderful place. However, yesterday we wasted a little pricey $6 parking as the place is in renovation so the grand hall and fresco above it are not viewable. You can still go to the natural history museum (Da Vinci special exhibit was priced at nearly $20) and Duke Energy exhibit for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family enjoyed the natural history museum and the children's museum. We were able to use reciprocal museum memberships benefits for reduced entry at both. The terminal itself is worth the trip. The rotunda was spectacular and we enjoyed the art-deco details. I wish we had known you could pack a lunch because the food available for purchase was expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is where my husband and I had the nerdiest of first dates.The faux caves are pretty romantic if you're into that kind of thing. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 6 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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