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Address: 1301 Western Ave, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1138
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+1 513-287-7000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Children's Museum & Special Exhibit Hall remain open during the...

Children's Museum & Special Exhibit Hall remain open during the restoration of historic Union Terminal.

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Good up to about 8 yrs old at the childrens museum. Havent been to other attractions. Lots of fun interactive and safe play for infants and toddlers to small kids. Food is... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good up to about 8 yrs old at the childrens museum. Havent been to other attractions. Lots of fun interactive and safe play for infants and toddlers to small kids. Food is terrible and too expensive though

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful museum, the architecture is gorgeous, the collections are solid, and it's all free. If we lived in Cincy we'd be here all the time. Eden park is next door. Stay all day.

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Cuffley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from Children's museum, the venue is currently totally closed! Nothing evident on re-open date. Come on cincymuseum.org, give out some guidance please

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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really cool museums - you could spend a lot of time here. Kids really had a lot of fun in the children's museum downstairs and spent a lot of their time there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the Viking exhibit and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was unfortunate the building is undergoing major renovation, it will be beautiful when complete, but it was in a state of disarray when we visited. The children's play area on the lower level was great. Our son played until he was exhausted and they were closing up, it... More 

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Thank Mike M
Frankfort, Kentucky
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took our daughter here for a train trip to Chicago. The historic building is beautiful but only one corner is used for the trains. At the time the train arrives there's not a whole lot to see. Would have liked to been here during the heyday of train travel, but, sadly, there's only one per day... More 

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Thank Tom L
Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited the Museum Center to view the Viking exhibit. What a great exhibit! In addition to seeing how the Vikings lived, we learned about their explorations. This exhibit coincided with a feature article in the latest National Geographic Magazine. Interestingly, Vikings did not have cattle horns on their helmets!

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Thank nightingale1972
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to a number of Children's Museum's & this rivals any of them! So many tactile things the kids can play with & learn on that we instantly fell in love & bought the family pass. But add on to the experience both a Cincinnati History Museum and a Natural History Museum under the same family pass and it's... More 

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Thank Mike H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Viking Exhibit and enjoyed it very much. Very educational. Great historical exhibit. The exterior is in the middle of renovation, but it still looks like a beautiful old building

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Thank Barry F
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One is a Crosley in my desk? A car? A refrigerator? A radio? Was it a baseball field? Cincinnati's Museum Center has those answers for you to see

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