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African Culture Fest is Jan. 18, 19 and 20 at Cincinnati Museum Center
CINCINNATI - Mawuya (welcome)! Travel across the world and delight your senses Jan. 18, 19 and 20 during the 28th annual African Culture Fest at Cincinnati Museum Center. Smell, taste, hear, feel and experience the richness of African culture through a variety of family-friendly activities.
Celebrate Africa's diversity as you sample authentic goods and food from a bustling African marketplace, listen to skilled narrators tell their tales and watch exciting performances by African drummers and dancers. Visit our African village featuring full-size huts and dig deeper into the Congo with villagers demonstrating traditional crafts and activities, songs and dance and even a fashion show! Don't miss the free film presentations in Newsreel Theater. Plus, take your passport to the four stamping stations located around the Rotunda and surrounding areas; complete the activity and claim your stamp. Once you collect all four stamps, you'll receive a buy-one-get-one free coupon to all three museums!
Visit cincymuseum.org/events/passport/african-culture-fest for a full schedule of activities.
African Culture Fest is Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, January 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, January 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All Culture Fest activities in the Rotunda are free; activities throughout the museums are free for Members or included with admission. An All Museums Pass is $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for children.
The 2013-2014 Passport to the World series is supported by Luxottica. Luxottica's culture of embracing diversity supports initiatives within our community and expands the way we see the world. The Passport to the World at Cincinnati Museum Center exemplifies such a program. Additionally, Luxottica is the founding global sponsor for OneSight, a non-profit committed to providing eye care and eyewear to underprivileged people around the world; helping them see a world of possibilities.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution as well as national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, Museum Center was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Our Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within Cincinnati Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Recognized in Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, Cincinnati Museum Center welcomes one million plus visitors annually. Cincinnati Museum Center gratefully acknowledges operating and capital support from the taxpayers of Hamilton County and the State of Ohio. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org