Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire returns to Union Terminal April 13

Explosive spectacles, crazy contraptions and clever creations highlight science fair gone wild CINCINNATI – Attention inventors, tinkerers, hackers and mad scientists! Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is back at Union Terminal. Cincinnati Museum Center’s family-friendly showcase of imagination, design and ingenuity will once again take over Union Terminal on April 13. Part of MAKE Magazine’s Maker movement, Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, bringing together tech inventors, engineers, hobbyists, educators, artists and more. Together, these makers display their creations and share their passion for conceiving the unthinkable and doing the impossible.  “Our community is brimming with bright, innovative minds that are redefining what’s possible,” said Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is an incredible opportunity to showcase their talent and ingenuity while igniting the creativity and imagination of future makers.” Last year featured […]

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Summer is coming. Spend it with Museum Camps

LEGO, rockets and amusement park science highlight Cincinnati Museum Center camps on sale February 1 CINCINNATI – When school is out, Museum Camps are in. Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) Spring Break and Summer Camps go on sale February 1. With kids home from school and cries of “I’m bored” on the horizon, CMC is here to help you harness that energy into creative, interactive camp experiences that will sharpen your children’s knowledge of science, technology, history and the arts. Museum Camps are the perfect way to keep your kids busy, engaged and learning all break long. So grab your calendar and start planning the perfect adventure for your little explorers. From muggles to Jedis, master builders to mad scientists, there’s a camp for every kid. Let your imagination run wild and put your engineering skills to the test in LEGO Master Builder and LEGO […]

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Stunning collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts makes U.S. debut at Cincinnati Museum Center

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs opens February 15, tickets on sale now CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is taking you back to a time when civilization flourished along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us. Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs makes its U.S. premiere at CMC on February 15. Advance tickets are on sale now. Over 5,000 years ago, one of the most advanced civilizations developed along the River Nile. Ever since, ancient Egypt – the land of pharaohs, extraordinary art, miracles and mysteries – has captivated imaginations all over the world. Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs unveils the mysteries and explores the realities of daily life in ancient Egypt. The extraordinary exhibition looks beyond popular culture’s fantastical portrayals to examine the lives of commoners and god-kings and queens alike. “My fascination with ancient Egypt started when […]

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Upcoming Space Exploration Gallery celebrates Apollo legacy by looking to space exploration’s future

Interactive experience puts guests in the commander’s seat, opening spring 2019 CINCINNATI – On December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 blasted off on what would be the first manned mission to orbit the moon and return safely, setting the stage for the successful Apollo 11 mission just months later. Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is preparing a new Space Exploration Gallery that will celebrate the Apollo program’s legacy and look forward to the future of space exploration. The Space Exploration Gallery is scheduled to open in spring 2019 and is supported by grants from the Harold C. Schott Foundation and the State of Ohio. “Cincinnati Museum Center is uniquely equipped to tell the story of space exploration’s future by looking to the past for inspiration,” says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “By drawing on the innovations of the past and utilizing the […]

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Nationally-recognized Bean Sprouts cafe opens at Cincinnati Museum Center

Healthy, kid-friendly dining experience now serving outside Duke Energy Children’s Museum CINCINNATI – The Bean Sprouts Café opens today at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC), a new kid-friendly, healthy dining option. Bean Sprouts Café, a nationally-recognized concept where kids and families participate in a playful eating experience, is located just outside the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. Bean Sprouts features good and good-for-you dining options, helping to fuel healthy bodies as children and families build healthy minds. The café features an award-winning menu that empowers kids to make their own healthy choices. The menu includes whimsical foods prepared into fun shapes like Grilledzilla (grilled cheese cut into a monster face) and Do-Re-For-Me (sunflower butter and organic jam cut and styled into the shape of piano keys). Sophisticated sandwich, soup and pizza options will delight both children and adults. Bean Sprouts also offers yummy treats like organic […]

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Limited Edition Union Terminal watch gives back to building that inspired it

Cincinnati Watch Company donates portion of proceeds to support National Historic Landmark CINCINNATI – A watch inspired by Union Terminal is helping to support Union Terminal. The Cincinnati Watch Company’s Union Terminal watch pays homage to the Art Deco masterpiece’s iconic clock and a portion of each sale is in turn being donated back to the building by the company. To date, proceeds f rom the inaugural run of over 175 watches have been donated to the National Historic Landmark. “We are so thankful that people love Union Terminal so much they want to wear it on their wrist,” says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “The Cincinnati Watch Company’s craftsmanship and their generous support of Cincinnati Museum Center and Union Terminal is so appreciated.” The Union Terminal watch features the multi-paned glass clock face and the striking red hands on […]

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Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation erupts onto OMNIMAX at Cincinnati Museum Center Dec 28

Tickets and annual OMNIMAX® Club Cards on sale now CINCINNATI – The upgraded Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater is taking theatergoers into the crater of a boiling volcano, close enough to feel the liquid hot magma. Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation will be the first film to showcase the OMNIMAX® Theater’s new IMAX with Laser digital technology when the theater reopens December 28. Volcanoes are often seen as destructive forces, wreaking havoc on populations. But for billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. Dozens of volcanoes are erupting every day, from the depths of the sea to mountain peaks. With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction, creating the backbone for extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats.  Join intrepid explorer and photographer Carsten Peter as he dodges boulders at the […]

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Interactive science adventure newest exhibit to open at Cincinnati Museum Center

Science Interactives Gallery featuring Giant Tug-of-War, Air Cannons and more opens December 21 CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is supercharging your favorite science experiments and bringing them to life in explosive fashion. The first phase of CMC’s new Science Interactives Gallery will allow amateur scientists and the perpetually curious to hoist themselves up with pulleys, watch clouds form, knock down targets with concentrated walls of air and engage in a spirited game of tug-of-war. The Science Interactives Gallery will open December 21. The Science Interactives Gallery is a hands-on STEM experience powered by you, bringing physics concepts into the museum, showing just how incredible science, technology and engineering really are and how they manifest themselves in our everyday lives. One of the splashiest experiences is the chance to form and observe clouds. The Cloud Rings interactive uses a mist generator and a large […]

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Fan favorite Public Landing transports you back in time at Cincinnati Museum Center

Walk the cobblestone streets of the mid-1800s century waterfront starting Nov 17 CINCINNATI – Step back in time and onto the reimagined Public Landing as Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) reopens the Cincinnati History Museum favorite on November 17. After a two-and-a-half year closure to accommodate the historic restoration of Union Terminal, the Cincinnati History Museum is reopening with the first phase of permanent exhibits – the Public Landing. The exhibit is a fully immersive experience that transports you back in time to the mid-19th century, to the creak of paddle wheels on the river and the clip-clop of horse hooves on the cobblestones, the calls of dockworkers and street vendors and the clank and slosh of a German beer hall. Guests can wander into five historic shops and peek into the lives of the men and women who drove the economy of a blossoming […]

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Beloved Duke Energy Holiday Trains return to Cincinnati Museum Center

Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains opens Nov 17 CINCINNATI – One of Cincinnati’s most loved holiday traditions is back at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC). The Duke Energy Holiday Trains return in Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains, marking their 72nd holiday season on November 17. The Duke Energy Holiday Trains have been a Cincinnati holiday staple since 1946, delighting generations as more than 300 rail cars and 60 locomotives chug through a mini metropolis on 1,000 feet of track. Track-level views reveal the intricate details of the display, from anxious passengers waiting to board, to cars up to their hubcaps in snow, to a visitor from the North Pole circling the chimney tops. This year, CMC is also presenting the historic layout like never before. Guests will get a bird’s-eye view of the trains as they enter the gallery […]

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