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Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Ave, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1138
+1 513-287-7000
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Union Terminal is great!

The best thing ever for the Union Terminal was to turn it into the Cincinnati Museum Center. An... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio
Tons to explore

Interesting and educational fun for all ages. Our kids love oyr yearly trips. Quality family time... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2015
Ovid, Michigan
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Children's Museum & Special Exhibit Hall remain open during the restoration of historic Union Terminal.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1301 Western Ave, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1138
+1 513-287-7000
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

The best thing ever for the Union Terminal was to turn it into the Cincinnati Museum Center. An awesome place for all ages of "kids" to visit. Omnimax theatre, childrens' hands on area, natural history museum, history museum - so many things to see &...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Interesting and educational fun for all ages. Our kids love oyr yearly trips. Quality family time. Making learning fun

Thank AMELZER2000
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Thiis is one of my all timme favorite buildings. Murals from the past are on the domed arch inside. Old tickets booths from days gone by still line the inside. Beautiful fountain on the outside. Take in a movie at the omnimax whille here.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Very cool building. Lots of neat history. Great for kids. Would recommend if you have time. Great for a rainy day. Discounts for students and seniors.

Thank Brittnee S
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This place is just bursting with information. I would have to say this is one of the coolest museums I have ever been too. It is great for a fun family trip.

Thank Hajeffries
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The Union Terminal is a great place to take your kids (any age), go single or as a couple for a fun afternoon. They offer Omnimax 360 degree movies which are amazing D-Day, Humpback Whales and more! Various special exhibits like the Titanic and Egyptian...More

Thank BineQuilts
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Me and my family loved this museum so much. We come here at least 3 times per month. On this day, we particularly came for the Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire. It was a very fun and interesting experience. There were a lot of different booths...More

Thank SnookyR445
Reviewed 30 August 2015

If you love history, science, World events, Traveling exhibits, and don't forget the Duke Energy Holiday Train display. They also have the Omni Max theater inside, with some many things going on you'll want to put this on your must see or stop while in...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We live 1 hour from the Museum and have memberships but due to work schedules etc have not been in many months. As it was we went to Customer Service to "check in" - there and EVERYWHERE in the Museum we could not just show...More

Thank triptique
CincyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cincinnati Museum Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2015

Hi, First, we want to thank you for your support of Cincinnati Museum Center and we hope that you'll consider continuing to be a member with us. We're very sorry to hear that our customer service did not live up to our high standards. While...More

Reviewed 29 August 2015

This grand train terminal of the art deco era has been repurposed to serve as the Museum Center housing the local history museum, children's museum, natural history museum, but also, a working train station. The architecture, art deco design and WPA craftsmanship are marvels in...More

Thank Trey A
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If I purchase tickets online, do they have to be printed or can I just show them on my phone?
28 March 2017|
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Response from Michael O | Reviewed this property |
The Museum Center will accept your tickets from your phone as long as you can pull up the PDF and can show the barcode.
What is the best option to save money for admission? I see on their website there's a discount for adult+child, but often times businesses have unpublished discounts such as educator, AAA, government employee, etc. Anyone know the least expensive route to go, before I order online? I realize I can call the museum myself but appreciate visitors' experiences.
22 March 2017|
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Response from jb s | Reviewed this property |
WE just went for the Viking exhibit and there is not much else to see right now. I always try to use AAA when I can as it often seems to offer the best discount.
We are planning a trip this weekend to the Museum and Omni, however I just saw a post from another user that this facility is closed due to renovations, but there is nothing posted on the website. I called but didn't get a response. Just want to be sure we know BEFORE we buy tickets online! Also, if it is open, is it better to be there first thing in the morning? We have never been, and all the exhibits seem really exciting! Can anyone provide their experience with the National Parks Adventure Omni presentation? Would it be entertaining for a 6 & 11 year old? Thanks!!
29 June 2016|
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Response from CincyMuseum | Property representative |
Hi all! Construction updates can be found on our website! Our Children's Museum and Special Exhibit Hall remain open during our restoration.