After a historic two-and-a-half year restoration, Union Terminal is back and ready to welcome you home.
Reconnect with your favorites and take in new and exciting updates made throughout the building. Visit the reimagined Public Landing in the Cincinnati History Museum, the new Dinosaur Hall in the Museum of Natural History & Science and Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains. Plus experience the restored Union Terminal, dazzling and refreshed for the first time in 85 years.
We’re excited to open more exhibits in the months and years to come, including the Cave and its 500 feet of twists and turns, the brand-new Space Gallery and the beloved Cincinnati in Motion. The next phase of exhibits will open later this winter and in the spring and fall of 2019.
You may notice some extra sparkle and shine in the Rotunda as you take in the restored mosaics, which shine brighter and more vibrantly than ever. You will also notice updated retail shops and dining options. The Rookwood Ice Cream Parlor, featuring Graeters’s Ice Cream will return in December 2018, restored to its original splendor.
Meet the Discovery Pass
We’ve introduced a new way to experience all that we have to offer. The Discovery Pass includes access to all of our museums – Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science and Cincinnati History Museum – and includes Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains. Featured exhibits can be added for a discounted price or bought as individual tickets. CMC Members can gain access to all areas included in the Discovery Pass for free! Click here for pricing.
Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains
Holiday Junction is back, and so are the beloved Duke Energy Holiday Trains, now in their 72nd year! Check out our whimsical winter wonderland and see the historic Duke Energy Holiday Trains like never before. Enter the exhibit on the mezzanine level, and don't forget to say hi to Santa and walk through a village of custom built LEGO layouts!
Dinosaur Hall in Museum of Natural History & Science
Come face-to-face with the 60-foot Galeamopus and a herd of Jurassic beasts in the new Dinosaur Hall. The gallery features unique and extraordinary dinosaur specimens on display for the first time, like the fearsome Torvosaurus, a 35-foot predator you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Immersive technology lets you dig even deeper, using microscopes and telescopes to learn more about prehistoric anatomy, physiology and evolution. An interactive globe shows the shift of continents over 600 million years, letting you trace Cincinnati’s dip into a tropical sea and reemergence onto dry land. Plus, you can flap your wings and soar through the Jurassic environment in the virtual reality Birdly experience.
Restored favorites like the Cave, brand-new experiences like the Space Gallery and more will expand the Museum of Natural History & Science in coming months, starting with a new Science Interactives gallery in spring 2019.
Public Landing in Cincinnati History Museum
Walk the cobblestone streets and stand under the glow of street lamps in the reimagined Public Landing, the first of many exhibits to open in the Cincinnati History Museum. Walk into vintage storefronts and learn about the businesses and tradespeople who helped build our city. Then step aboard the Queen of the West and learn how steamboats powered the early Cincinnati economy.
Restored favorites like Cincinnati in Motion, and brand-new experiences like Made in Cincinnati will expand the Cincinnati History Museum in the coming months.
Duke Energy Children’s Museum
Learn through play and turn your imagination loose across 11 exhibits. Crawl through the treetops of The Woods, splash through Waterworks and climb through a massive mouth in Inside the Grin. And don’t miss your weekly favorites like Art Apprentice and Story Tree Time.
Now that Union Terminal has been restored to its original splendor, it's time to fill its refurbished exhibit spaces! Before the end of the year, guests can look forward to the addition of the Science Interactives gallery in the Museum of Natural History & Science, with even more to come in Spring 2019. A Cincinnati History Museum favorite, Cincinnati in Motion, will begin its return in January 2019.
New restrooms and elevators
We’ve added new and more accessible restrooms to make your visit more comfortable: one set on the mezzanine level to the left of the entrance to Holiday Junction Featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains and one set on the lower level near the entrance to our featured exhibition gallery and the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. We’ve also updated the concourse restrooms and added family and universal restrooms throughout the building.
You can also get to where you’re going faster thanks to a new elevator in the Rotunda. The large elevator is perfect for strollers and wheelchairs. It’s your fast pass from the Rotunda to the mezzanine and lower level.
We’ve made the switch from film to digital IMAX with Laser format in our Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. The new technology, paired with an upgraded sound system and lighting, will make your OMNIMAX® experience even more immersive as we take you to faraway lands, the depths of the sea and the farthest reaches of space. The OMNIMAX® Theater is scheduled to reopen in late December 2018.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.