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“Children's Museum”

Cincinnati Museum Center
Ranked #8 of 182 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 young children, Activities for older children
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Children's Museum”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We have been here twice now with our Grandchildren. This is a fantastic place to take your kids. Definitely on our recurring list of places to go. Our grandchildren love it!! Especially the Water Works area for the 2ish year olds. The Woods for 5ish year olds. They both loved the Diner!! Take your little ones. You won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2014
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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Hello! We are delighted to hear how much you and your grandchildren enjoyed the museum! Thank you for your kind review and we hope you’ll visit again soon!
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“Great place for parents and kids!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

The children's museum was very hands on learning with water, pulley systems, climbing and exploring. I was just entertained as my kids. I enjoyed the natural history museum more than my 4 year olds, but they did learn some.

Visited June 2014
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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
We are ecstatic to hear you and your family enjoyed your time at the museum! Thanks so much for posting a review and we can’t wait to have you back soon!
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Hartford, Connecticut
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“Something for everyone - and don't miss the Diana exhibit!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I recently made my second trip to this one-of-a-kind museum, and my repeat experience was just as good as the first time around. There are many positive things to say about the Cincinnati Museum Center. The building itself is the old Cincinnati train station, and it alone is worth a visit simply for its stunning art deco design. Inside, you will find that the center is actually multiple museums all rolled into one. There is a Natural History section, a section on Cincinnati History, and a Children's Museum. They also host some unbelievable traveling exhibits. Two years ago, I ventured to the museum in order to see a very unique collection of artifacts all the way from Pompeii. I never dreamed I'd see artifacts excavated from the Italian lava field and actual body-casts on display in Midwest, USA! The Princess Diana exhibit is just as amazing! The collection includes pictures and video clips from throughout her life, including her life before she became an international figure. It is fascinating to look at the toy typewriter that she used as a child, read her grammar school report card, and gaze at old family photographs. That little girl could never have dreamed of the life she would come to live! There are letters written by Diana, a few items of jewelry, and, of course, the dresses (including her impressive wedding dress). The different charitable organizations that she supported are also highlighted throughout the exhibit. It is a very tasteful display.

Visited June 2014
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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Hello Lulu!
Thank you so much for visiting the museum and posting a review! We love hearing how much our visitors enjoy their time here, and we are just as glad you had a pleasant experience as well! Come visit us again soon!
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“Lady Diana's Collection”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We went to see the last place Lady Diana's Wedding Dress, other dresses, crown and personal items were going to ever be on display, the exhibit has been on tour for 11 years. It was a Wow Factor to see her items. This was the first time we had been to the Museum and loved it. We also had time to tour the museum of Natural History and go thru a mock up of a cave.........it really made you feel like you were under the ground. The area was very clean and colorful. We had a sandwich and pizza, both good and reasonable, plus ice cream at the parlor. We did not have any small children with us this trip, but the kids play area is fantastic! A must see for a family outing to Cincinnati......

Visited May 2014
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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Hi Dewey!
So glad to hear you were pleased with your experience at the museum! Thanks for your visit and we hope you’ll be back soon!
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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“Best children's museum I've been to”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

We take our kids ages 13,10, and 4 to this place once every year. It takes us an hour and 1/2 to get there from where we live, but it's definitely worth the drive. Our kids love going! We've been to several children's museums all over the eastern side of US- we all agree this one is our favorite. We usually do all 3 museums. This last time we went, we kind of rushed through them and it still took us 3 hours.. This place is huge! Your younger kids will have a wonderful time in the children's museum. It has so many fun activities with lots of hands on fun! Also, It is $6 for parking. If you have never been.. GO! It is definitely a fun time.

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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you for your positive comments about Cincinnati Museum Center! We are ecstatic to hear you and your family enjoyed your time at the museum! Thanks so much for posting a review and we can’t wait to have you back soon!
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