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“Always a Great Way to Spend a day in Cincinnati”

Cincinnati Museum Center
Ranked #8 of 187 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Children's Museum & Special Exhibit Hall remain open during the restoration of historic Union Terminal.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Louisville, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
274 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Always a Great Way to Spend a day in Cincinnati”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We spent a day touring their special "Dead Sea Scrolls" exhibit. It was specatular! Learned a lot about the history of Isreal and their people plus the story of the scrolls.

Awsome to see a 2,000 year old copt of the 10 commandments!

Since we had to wait to get into the Dead Sea Scroll exhibit we saw their City museum and their natural History museums as well, Very good!

Great day trip!

Visited April 2013
Thank Rob B
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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263 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Great Attraction for Any Age - 3Museums + an Imax”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a great place to visit for all ages. There IS something for everyone. We recently attended the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Museum. Coming up will be a nature art collection and who knows what they will bring to the Museum next year ? There is a Children's
Museum for those families with younger kids. Also the Cincinnati Historical Museum is a great place for adults and school age children to really learn about the history of the area. The Imax usually has a variety of films playing at different times and depending on your interests, is a great way to rest tired feet for about 45 minutes. We always visit at least 1 time a year and bring guests when they visit. Food is available and a highlight is the ice cream parlor for that mid-afternoon snack on the trip back home. There are two really great gift shops too. They have some great books for sale as well as nature "toys" for the kids, mineral/ rock samples and jewelry to name a few things they sell.

Visited March 2013
Thank triptique
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Childrens Museum”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This museum is wonderful. A great place to let the kids roam and play, I love the treehouse area and the water play area is so much fun for the little ones to play. The best deal is to buy a family membership pass for the whole year because it includes parking and discounts off of ominmax tickets and in all the shops here and it will also get you admission to many other museums around the country. There is so much to do here at the museum center that you will want to visit all three museums.

Visited December 2012
Thank sunspotbaby62
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Even the building itself is worth a visit.”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

A beautiful art deco entrance with WPA mosaics depicting the history of the settlement of the Ohio Valley and its place as a hub of farming and industry, the former Cincinnati Railroad Station has been tranformed into a wonderful Museums with important major exhibits. We were there to see the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit and it was very well presented. It also includes a Children's and Natural History Museum in this wonderful complex that is easy to get to. Just the entrance hall itself is worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
Thank LMSantarossa
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De Soto, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
342 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Really great Museum!!”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

I took 3 boys here on a Saturday, getting there when it opened at 10A. It encompasses 3 museums for 1 price - a Children's Museum, History Museum, and Natural History Museum. We started in the Children's museum, which as a lot of fun, with a great, forest theme playground with hollow logs, fish tanks, tunnels, cave, catwalks and all kinds of secret passages. They then played at the extensive water table with all kinds of dams, locks, and splash equipment. We then continued to the Ball area, which had lots of conveyor belts, tubes, ball drops, and other things you can throw balls into or shoot them out of. They have a domed Omnimax theater, which was really cool. The history museum has large trains and dioramas depicting Cincinnati in past times, recreations of indians and their lifestyles, old military fort life and artifacts, a full sized flat boat and steam boat you can go onto, and lot of other Cincinnati history. The Natural history museum has a lot of fossils, prehistoric skeletons as well as a simulated Ice Cave and prehistoric environments and animals that you can walk through. The boys did not want to leave until the museum closed at 5 pm. Not expensive and overall a terrific educational and fun experience!!

Visited April 2013
Thank hjk1962
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