For my family, this museum was not a good choice. We have a 12-year-old son who still begs to go to the Indianapolis Children's Museum almost every week. We know we are lucky that our hometown children's museum is perhaps the best in the world. But, we have been to children’s museums in other cities (most recently Louisville), and we always fun.
The children's museum in Cincinnati is small, low-tech, and focused only on the youngest children. I’m sure it would be fine to visit if you lived in Cincinnati and were looking for something to do with your five-year-old for an hour or two. But, it is certainly not a travel destination, or even a side diversion if you are visiting Cincinnati for another reason. Also, it is important to know that children over the age of about seven will not find the exhibits engaging. We walked through the entire facility in about 10 minutes.
I would have found the visit to be a monumental waste of time if not for the stunning architecture of the train station where it is located. It is one of the most beautiful examples of Art Deco I have ever seen. Of places I have visited, it may be second to only the Chrysler Building. We spent way more time taking photos of the building than in the Children’s Museum.
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