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Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Ave, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1138
+1 513-287-7000
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May the 4th be with you ...

The most expensive museum on four continents but worth every cent. My wife who knows nothing about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pleasant Valley, Canada
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Visited for Star Wars exhibit

They have a most excellent Star Wars, Power of the Costume exhibit going on until the end of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Troy, Ohio
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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 yesterday via mobile

The most expensive museum on four continents but worth every cent. My wife who knows nothing about science fiction but all about materials, sewing and style loved the display of awesome and famous costumes.

Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a most excellent Star Wars, Power of the Costume exhibit going on until the end of September. 60+ costumes covering all 8 movies, plus other memorabilia and informative videos. Well worth the trip for Star Wars fans. BUT be warned undergoing major reno...More

Thank bbrandt4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, this museum was known as the Louvre of the West in the early 1900s or so. Do yourself, your family, and your friends a favor and come see a true gem in Cincinnati. Full of wonderful works of art and surrounded by beautiful grounds...More

Thank Sojournwithme
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cincinnati Museum Center is a fabulous place to visit. The exhibits are great, and it's a wonderful way to look back at Cincinnati's history.

Thank Teresa K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum Center's home is in the midst of a major overhaul during the summer of 2017. When finished it will again be a remarkable setting. For now feel free to visit if you want your kids to meet friendly construction workers. You can view...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First I want to say that this museum was always a favorite of my son. Every time we came to Cincinnati, we loved to visit. It was beautiful and full of fun things to see/do. We went today and everything was closed, even the beautiful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All that is open is the Children's Museum and it was not worth the expense. Took two grandsons (ages 8 and 5) while in Cincinnati at Great Wolf Lodge. There was an area with balls and mechanical features, a water table area and a cave...More

Thank TruckCamper93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently booked a children's themed birthday party. I couldn't be more pleased with the attentiveness of the staff who did everything from wait for guests in the lobby, to entertaining, to keeping a gift list! The two guys who entertained the kids were very funny...More

Thank sheenagh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cincinnati Museum Center is a great place to visit on a rainy day. The kids area downstairs is great! Tons for the kids to do. They can play with the water tables, climb through the tree play area, or pretend to be anything they...More

Thank 991sarahy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Which once was the Art decco railroad station is now the Cincinnati Museum Center. It features three different museums, the History, the Children´s Museum and the Natural History and Science. All very interesting places to visit.

Thank Derekjfrare
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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!!
28 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.