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“Go, seriously.”

Cincinnati Museum Center
Ranked #8 of 183 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
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Go, seriously.”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

For about the same cost as a family's admission to a 3D movie at a garish Cincinnati megaplex, a family can instead spend a fantastic day at the Museum Center. It truly is a great experience for adults and children alike. Housed in the fantastic Union Terminal (a jewel of Art Deco architecture, skillfully restored), the museums are excellent, boasting something for everyone and a crew of kind and knowledgable docents. The multi-museum pass is a money saver (you'll want to traverse at least two of the three museums) and a few more bucks gets you into the amazing OMNIMAX theater. You also must go up Tower A, where the local railroad society oversees the old rail yard lookout. Simply put, go to the Museum Center!!

Visited June 2014
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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thanks for your visit and enthusiasm about Cincinnati Museum Center! We are delighted to hear how much you and your family enjoy the museum! Hope you'll come back to visit again soon!
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Dayton, Ohio
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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A good stop for old or young!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

I enjoyed this, but many reviewers may only give it a 4 star rating. Wonderful architechture from days gone by and a great place to show your grandchildren how things "used to be." They have special exhibits from time to time that are very interesting so this can be a good place for a revisit as well. Nice mix of items to look at, not monotonous.

Visited May 2014
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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you for your positive comments about Cincinnati Museum Center! So glad to hear you were pleased with your experience at the museum! Come visit us again soon!
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Cohutta
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Must do.”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This was an unexpected day of fun. Kids hear museums and they go running away. Not this time though. Everything in this place is fun fun fun. The Omnimax was awesome! The Cincinnati History museum, awesome! The History and Science museum awesome! My only complaint is that the museum closes at 5:00 so we didn't even get to go to the Children's museum because we ran out of time! Also, there was an issue with a pricing issue over the Diana Exhibit. One cashier told me it was a $7 add on to the all museum pass, but when we went to add it on, another cashier tried to charge $12 per person. I explained that the other cashier told me $7, but they wouldn't budge. So we left without seeing it. Still a great value for the money, you won't be disappointed.

Visited June 2014
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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Hello Nicole!
Thank you for your positive comments about Cincinnati Museum Center! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your visit! We highly recommend coming back soon to see our Duke Energy Children's Museum, it is loved among kids of all ages! Thanks for visiting!
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Corbin, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A must see!!!”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Wow! So much to see and explore. Once in a lifetime chance to see the Princess Dianna collection. The OMNIMAX meerkat movie was fun. The bat cave was cool. The Cincinnati history was very interesting. Overall great day!

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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Hello Tanya!
Thank you so much for visiting Cincinnati Museum Center and for posting a review! So glad to hear you've enjoyed your time at the museum! Hope you'll visit again soon!
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Newport News, Virginia
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We only did the Natural History and Science museum part of the museum center. At first, I thought it was kind of small, but as I kept walking to the lower level of the museum, I realized it was pretty big. The best part was "The cave" exhibit. This was the longest, most realistic fake cave I've every been in. I thought for a moment I was at Luray Caverns (real caves). They really went all out to make it seem real. The ice cave was good too. We ended up being impressed with the details that were put into the exhibits. It was well worth the time we spent there. The gift shop was pretty big also. Parking is $6.

Visited June 2014
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CincyMuseum, Digital Engagement Intern at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you so much for visiting Cincinnati Museum Center and for posting a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time exploring the Cave and the rest of our Museum of Natural History and Science! We hope you'll be back to visit again soon!
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