Overnights at Cincinnati Museum Center

Spend the night at Union Terminal!

Grab your sleeping bag and a pillow and experience what USA Today called one of the country's top 10 museum overnights! Each Overnight program includes educational programming, an evening snack, time to explore areas of Union Terminal, breakfast and an OMNIMAX® film. All Overnight themes last from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Recommended for ages 6 to 14.

Check out our Overnight Survival Guide for great tips on what to bring and what to expect at a Cincinnati Museum Center Overnight.

Overnights are $30 per person. We welcome small and large groups, families and Boy and Girl Scout groups. For more information about our Scout Overnights, click here.

Private Overnights

Groups of 35 to 120 can arrange their own Overnight at the Museum program. All Overnight themes are available as Private Overnights, and you can even pick your own OMNIMAX® film. Having several alternate dates in mind will increase the probability that we can host your group.

Private Overnights are $30 per person. A $250 deposit is required to make a reservation and hold the date, with the full balance due two weeks before the scheduled overnight. Call (513) 287-7001 to sign up your group today.

Overnight Themes

Caves
Journey through our manmade limestone and ice caves and discover how cave ecosystems operate and thrive! Then meet some of our resident cave dwellers, play games and create cave-inspired art.
Museum Included with this Overnight: Museum of Natural History & Science

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Journey into Amazing Caves

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Grand Canyon Adventure

Dinosaurs
Rawr you ready to experience some of the biggest creatures to ever walk the planet? Learn about paleontology as our tour guides take you through Dinosaur Hall and describe our active dinosaur research in the paleontology lab.
Museum Included with this Overnight: Museum of Natural History & Science

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Dinosaurs Alive!

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Dinosaurs Alive!

Blast from the Past
Take a trip back in time and discover the early days of Cincinnati! Play nostalgic games, make 1940s propaganda posters and visit our Public Landing that depicts Cincinnati in the 1890’s.
Museum Included with this Overnight: Cincinnati History Museum

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West

Friday, April 24, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Titanica

Into the Wild
We’re bringing the outdoors inside as we learn about our natural surroundings and local plants and animals. Meet some of our resident creatures, play fun plant and animal games and make animal inspired art!
Museum Included with this Overnight: Duke Energy Children’s Museum

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Coral Reef Adventure

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees

Super Friends Sleepover
Grab your cape and fly down to the Hall of Justice for a Super Sleepover! Discover the science of superheroes, create your own super hero persona and play super fun games with super friends during this imagination-filled overnight.
Museum Included with this Overnight: Duke Energy Children’s Museum

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Hubble

Friday, May 22, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Coral Reef Adventure

Explore the Museums
Want to discover the ins and outs of Union Terminal? Tour the Museums on your own while interacting with instructors at specific areas of interests.
Museums Included with this Overnight: Cincinnati History Museum and Museum of Natural History & Science

Friday, March 27, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Hubble

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of To the Arctic

BatFest Overnight
Cincinnati Museum Center goes batty during this overnight that ties into our annual BatFest event. Learn about the connection between bats and caves, make bat themed crafts and play fun games!
Museum Included with this Overnight: Museum of Natural History & Science

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Journey into Amazing Caves

Latin American Culture Fest Overnight
Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates Latin American culture in this overnight that ties into our annual Latin American Culture Fest.
Museum Included with this Overnight: Duke Energy Children’s Museum

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Amazon

African Culture Fest Overnight
Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates African culture in this overnight that ties into our annual African Culture Fest.
Museum Included with this Overnight: Duke Energy Children’s Museum

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa

Appalachian Culture Fest Overnight
Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates Appalachian Culture in this overnight that ties into our annual Appalachian Culture Fest.
Museum Included with this Overnight: Duke Energy Children’s Museum

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Journey into Amazing Caves

Celtic Culture Fest Overnight
Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates Celtic Culture in this overnight that ties into our annual Celtic Culture Fest.
Museum Included with this Overnight: Duke Energy Children’s Museum

Friday, March 20, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Greatest Places

Asian Culture Fest Overnight
Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates Asian Culture in this overnight that ties into our annual Asian Culture Fest.
Museum Included with this Overnight: Duke Energy Children’s Museum

Friday, April 17, 2015, 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
9 a.m. OMNIMAX® screening of Coral Reef Adventure

Photo by Phil Didion

 

"The girls learned a lot about caving experiences that they couldn’t get from a book. This was an awesome program. I would definitely do it again.”
- Laurie, Girl Scout Troop 386

Times: 7 p.m.- 10 a.m.

Cost: $30 per person

Reservations: Call 513-287-7021 to make a reservation.

Cancellation Policy for Overnights: If you need to cancel your overnight reservation, we ask that you do so at least two weeks prior to the overnight and your entire payment will be refunded. If you cancel within 13 days of your event, you will refund your payment, less a $25 as a cancellation fee. If you cancel the day of the event, no refund will be given. Please have the card in hand when calling to cancel.

Cancellation Policy for Private Overnights: If you need to cancel a private overnight, we ask that you do so at least two weeks prior to your event date and your entire payment will be refunded. If you cancel within 13 days of your event, you will be refunded your total payment minus the $250 deposit. Please have the card in hand when calling to cancel.