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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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Never gets old.

Visiting the museum center never gets old to my family and I. It is the reason we have a family membership. They are doing restorations on the museum so two of their exhibits are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the museum center never gets old to my family and I. It is the reason we have a family membership. They are doing restorations on the museum so two of their exhibits are closed, however they do make sure you are not short on fun. They offer free and discounted rates on museum all throughout the USA which makes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Leonardo DaVinci, a must see if you are visiting or live anywhere near the Cincinnati, OH, area. This exhibit had so much information it was difficult to take it all in but it was very well done and worth taking the time to read about his many accomplishments. He was not only an artist, but a builder, a craftsman, an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I'm around Cincinnati, I enjoy stopping In to see the new exhibits, the Cleopatra Exhibit was amazing. The children's museum is so exciting and fun for the kids and has a lot for them to do without getting bored too fast. I love the history and the architecture of union terminal, as a history buff I just can't get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibit was captivating and very informative. The museum itself was under renovation and detracted from the overall experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us went to the Da Vinci exhibit and were fascinated. The exhibit deals with all of his wide range of interests. There are copies of his journal pages and often right next to models of the item drawn on the paper. There are also some of his anatomical drawings, and copies of much of his art. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An additional plus is the tower where they switched the trains. I think this is only open on Sunday's. All in all the museum, I-MAX, and the tower are worth the visit.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally You can't go wrong when you visit the Museum Center, however for the next year it is under construction and many of the wonderful features are closed! Still open is the Children's Museum - great for young kids under age 10. The tree house area encourages children to climb, crawl and imagine. The water play area gives the young... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With such a broad range of exhibits and activities, and the dense history of the building itself, the museum at Union Terminal is heaven for children, but still a great visit for adults.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been twice in the past 2 years, and it's the same thing it was 20 years ago when I went as a child with my parents. Needs updated badly and with ticket prices you would think that would happen soon, about 100 for 4. The old train station is awesome to see with the huge entrance. The children's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The website makes the children's museum look great. We were greatly disappointed. It was outdated and not very clean. The water area smelled awful. The only saving grace was The Woods area. Sadly, our 4 yr old was scared of it. We were ready to leave 15 mins after we got there. I feel it needs some serious revamping and... More 

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