Cincinnati Museum Center is taking flight at CVG! Over 90 artifacts and collection items will make CVG their temporary home, telling the stories of Cincinnati's impact on transportation, American paleontology, space exploration and more.
Cincinnati Transportation - The story of Cincinnati, like the story of Union Terminal and CVG, has its beginnings in transportation. From the region's first settlers who traveled down the Ohio River to hub of railroad activity to the dominance of the automobile and airplane, experience how the region was transformed by transportation, and how Cincinnati transformed travel. A 1940 Aeronca "Defender" 65-TL Tandem Trainer airplane, 1910 Model K Schacht automobile, 1951 Crosley Convertible and several steamboat and locomotive models help chart the history of transporation in Cincinnati. Located in Terminal 3 Ticketing, Baggage Claim and the Ground Transportation Tunnel.
Union Terminal Mosaics - Union Terminal's Rotunda mosaics once again greet visitors to Cincinnati, this time in the form of Winold Reiss's original 1932 preparatory paintings for the Rotunda mosaics. Located near the Terminal 3 Security Hall.
Ohio Space Exploration - The first person to take one giant leap for mankind was Ohio-born Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the surface of the moon. Explore the impact Ohioans have had in space exploration and see a replica of Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit built to NASA specifications. Located in the Terminal 3 Welcome/Receiving Area.
Cincinnati: Leader in Manufacturing - Cincinnati has been a regional innovator and leader in industry since its earliest days. See some of the large machine tools that helped the nation manufacture its way to victory during wartime and prosperity in peacetime, including machine tools dating back to 1855. Located in the Terminal 3 Welcome/Receiving Area.
First Peoples and Landscape History - A Cincinnat-themed totem pole commemorating Alaskan statehood in 1959 and a giant Redwood cross-section tell the stories of American mythology and its awe-inspiring natural beauty. Located on the Boarding Level of Concourse A.
Earthworks - The peoples who came before us and the land around us still have incredible stories to tell. Take a look into the ceremonial mounds of native peoples and the items they left behind, including pottery, tools, and spear points. Located on the Boarding Level of Concourse A.
The Ice Age - Cincinnati is located just miles from Big Bone Lick, the birthplace of American paleontology. The giant beasts of the Ice Age were drawn to the natural salt licks at the site, including mastodons, mammoths, bison, horses, giant ground sloths and more. It also attracted human hunters as early as 13,000 BCE. The remains of the animals accumulated and were gradually covered by sediment from flooding streams, preserving them until they were discovered centuries later by European explorers. The skeletons of these massive Ice Age animals, including the iconic mastodon, will once again tower over the region. Located on the Boarding Level of Concourse B.