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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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I love this art deco building. Its wonderful filled with three museums plus the imax theatre. The gift shop is fun. Please dont miss this fun building.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this art deco building. Its wonderful filled with three museums plus the imax theatre. The gift shop is fun. Please dont miss this fun building.

Thank Laurie F
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OMG! This is a gorgeous museum! The DaVinci exhibit was elaborate and stunning. Comprehensive of all of DaVInci's fields on study/expertise from art to weapons to designs. Impressive.

Thank Melodie H
Claryville, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When it was time to renew the subscription for the Museum Center the regular rates applied as in a normal year with no notice of restricted services and attractions over an extended time due to "much needed" and "voted upon" renovations. My bad for not keeping up with local affairs and their bad for not being forthcoming with long-time members... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting exhibits and hardly worth the money to go see but the I-MAX theater is wonderful and would definitely pay to see again! Saw the stars movie in there and it was wonderful. Really believable and I though I could just reach out and touch the stars there.

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New Madison, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The amazing thing about this location is the selection of places for your family to visit. It is nice to park once and be able to spend the day visiting the different museums and special exhibits and then end the day with a viewing at the Omnimax Theatre. The museums are housed in the beautiful Union Terminal which adds its... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place and cannot wait for the rennovarions for this amazing building to be completed. In the mean time we went to see the DaVinci exhibit and I just went for the teacher preview of the Vikings exhibit and loved it. So much information and artifacts, not just replicas. Especially the sections of the Viking boat recently found.... More 

Thank Heather T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price of Vikings Beyond the Legend is far beyond what it's worth. The exhibit only really had small trinkets and information on the burial/cremation process. If you are visiting the museum to learn information on Viking raids, battles, weaponry, armor, or even ships, don't come. It's more a exhibit on the people group from Scandinavia/Denmark. The large ship at... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We visited this Museum during Memorial day weekend and we really enjoyed touring everything in there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We can't wait to return when all the exhibits are back on display after the reinovation is complete. The history this place has to offer right from the onset is a iconic landmark of Cincinnati.

Thank Fahad A
Convoy, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

This was a surprising in a good way. The scale model of the city with the train is amazing. I didn't expect the paddle boat either. The building itself is a beautiful old Art Deco train station. It is amazing. In Thursday's, they open the observation tower to the still operating train yard for no additional fee. It was pretty... More 

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