PRESS RELEASE: January 6, 2014
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Rest of the Duke Energy Children's Museum remains open and ready for you
CINCINNATI - Beginning January 6, the Woods area of the Duke Energy Children's Museum will be closed as Penelope, Bodie and their friends, Cincinnati Museum Center's resident turtles, begin construction on their new home. By installing a bigger aquarium Cincinnati Museum Center will give you an even better look at the life above and below the water for fish and reptiles in our own backyards. The Woods will be open on a limited basis during construction and will reopen fully in the spring.
As Penelope and Bodie welcome more and more visitors every year, they need to expand so everyone can see them and their fish friends. Their new aquarium will hold more water and offer a better view for visitors looking for a glimpse into the worlds of our fish and reptile friends. It will also allow Penelope and Bodie to come out of their shells a little more as they explore their new surroundings.
But don't worry, there's still plenty to do in the Duke Energy Children's Museum while we install our new aquarium. Go grocery shopping at Kroger, visit a diner and stop by the post office before you visit the veterinarian at the Banfield Pet Hospital in Kids' Town. Toddlers and infants can slide through the barn, fish from a row boat, gather around the Story Tree and create their own puppet shows in Little Sprouts Farm. And of course you can still fill the Big Bucket to ring the bell and cause a ball shower in the Energy Zone.
And of course you can always join us for one of our great programs in the Children's Museum. Unleash your inner artist with Young at Art where your little Da Vinci or Michelangelo can create their own masterpieces. Travel around the globe and discover the people, places and things that make each culture unique with Where in the World? Or challenge your body and mind by getting up and being active with Let's Move!
The Woods will reopen on a limited basis in early February but will close again in March for the final installation of our new aquarium. In the meantime, brush up on local history in the Cincinnati History Museum and visit our other animal friends in the Museum of Natural History & Science. Penelope and Bodie will debut their new aquarium with a housewarming party in the spring. We hope to see you there!
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