Nationally-recognized Bean Sprouts cafe opens at Cincinnati Museum Center

Healthy, kid-friendly dining experience now serving outside Duke Energy Children’s Museum

CINCINNATI – The Bean Sprouts Café opens today at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC), a new kid-friendly, healthy dining option. Bean Sprouts Café, a nationally-recognized concept where kids and families participate in a playful eating experience, is located just outside the Duke Energy Children’s Museum.

Bean Sprouts features good and good-for-you dining options, helping to fuel healthy bodies as children and families build healthy minds. The café features an award-winning menu that empowers kids to make their own healthy choices. The menu includes whimsical foods prepared into fun shapes like Grilledzilla (grilled cheese cut into a monster face) and Do-Re-For-Me (sunflower butter and organic jam cut and styled into the shape of piano keys). Sophisticated sandwich, soup and pizza options will delight both children and adults. Bean Sprouts also offers yummy treats like organic ice cream and frozen fruit bars as well as hot and cold drinks.

“We are so PEAsed to partner with Bean Sprouts to offer fun, delicious, healthy dining options for our youngest guests,” says ElizaBEAN Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “Bean Sprouts will empower our youngest guests to be more mindful about what they eat, pairing healthy bodies with healthy minds.”

Bean Sprouts co-founders Shannon “Peacasso” Seip and Kelly “Pea Brain” Parthen have shared their playful and innovative approach at the White House and at museums, zoos and aquariums across the country. They believe in sparking children’s appetites for yummy, good-for-you food and delighting parents with a happier mealtime. The café’s location next to the Duke Energy Children’s Museum means children and families can take a break from learning through play, refuel with delicious, healthy food and get right back into the museum.

“We intentionally partner with family destinations that fit with our ‘HIPP’ core values – health, innovation, positivity and playfulness,” said Parthen. “Cincinnati Museum Center couldn’t be a better match, and it is the perfect place to plant a Bean Sprouts.”

Bean Sprouts offers a variety of choices for families with picky eaters, allergies and other dietary challenges. The café adheres to strict ingredient guidelines and features sustainable foods, compostable packaging and eco-friendly design. For more information or to see a menu, visit cincymuseum.org/shopping-and-dining or beansprouts.com.

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About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of a select few museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Union Terminal has been voted the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than one million visitors annually. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.

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