Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission opens at Cincinnati Museum Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2019 MEDIA CONTACTS: Cody Hefner (513) 608-5777, chefner@cincymuseum.org Jennifer Schommer, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, (202) 633-3121, schommerj@si.edu Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission opens at Cincinnati Museum Center Smithsonian exhibition brings a national treasure to Cincinnati CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) has brought a national treasure to the region. As the world continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Moon landing, CMC is giving guests the opportunity to see objects that made the moment possible, including the Apollo 11 command module Columbia, the only portion of the historic spacecraft to return to Earth. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission opens September 28. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and National Air and Space Museum, Destination Moon features more than 20 original Apollo 11-flown objects plus models and videos that detail historic journey […]

Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates 16 graduating Youth Programs seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner, (513) 608-5777, chefner@cincymuseum.org Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates 16 graduating Youth Programs seniors Youth development program boasts 100% high school graduation rate CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is celebrating 16 seniors graduating from its Youth Programs. The seniors, part of the program’s 117 participants, will have a drive through graduation ceremony at Union Terminal this evening. CMC’s Youth Programs began as a youth volunteer program with two students in the Museum of Natural History & Science in 1989. In the 30 years since, it has blossomed into a premier youth development initiative that regularly serves over 100 participants each year. The program is designed to prepare youth for success in high school, college and beyond. Since the inception of the program, over 1,900 participants have contributed more than 260,000 hours to CMC. Youth Programs […]

Cincinnati Museum Center brings Apollo hidden figure to Cincinnati

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner (513) 608-5777, chefner@cincymuseum.org Cincinnati Museum Center brings Apollo hidden figure to Cincinnati Former NASA mathematician visits February 15 CINCINNATI – Marion Lee Johnson was at the forefront of history. As a young mathematician in 1969 she worked on the Apollo program, one of many hidden figures among the 400,000 individuals who made the Apollo 11 mission a success. Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is excited to bring Johnson to Cincinnati February 15 to share her experience making history. Johnson will share her experiences as a woman mathematician working in the historic Apollo program during lectures at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, February 15. She’ll also share her advice for the next generation of STEM professionals. As women, and particularly women of color, continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields, Johnson is looking forward to […]

Smithsonian comic artist visits Cincinnati Museum Center Jan 24 & 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner (513) 608-5777, chefner@cincymuseum.org Smithsonian comic artist visits Cincinnati Museum Center Jan 24 & 25 Drink and draw event Friday evening, kid-friendly events Saturday CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is putting an innovative spin on history. CMC is bringing Smithsonian comic artist Evan Keeling in for a series of events to show history has a little more zip than textbooks would lead you to believe. Keeling will lead a drink and draw event on Friday, January 24 followed by comic book workshops for kids and families on Saturday, January 25. CMC will host a drink and draw from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 24 where amateur artists and doodlers can speak with Keeling with a drink in hand and pencil in the other. Guests are encouraged to use museum artifacts as inspiration […]

Cincinnati Museum Center welcomed 1.8 million visits in 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner (513) 608-5777, chefner@cincymuseum.org Cincinnati Museum Center welcomed 1.8 million visits in 2019 Highest attendance in museum’s 29-year history CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) had a year to remember! We welcomed over 1.8 million visits in 2019, an attendance milestone in the first year after the historic Union Terminal restoration and in the 200th anniversary year of the Museum of Natural History & Science. Throughout 2019, wide-eyed guests spelunked through 500 feet of narrow passageways in The Cave and came face-to-face with one-of-a-kind dinosaurs (some 60 feet long!) in the Museum of Natural History & Science. They walked the cobblestone street of the 1850s riverfront and marveled at the details of a S-scale Cincinnati in the Cincinnati History Museum. And they climbed through the tree tops and across giant teeth in the Duke Energy […]

Apollo 11 spacecraft engineer visits Cincinnati Museum Center Jan 11 & 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 3, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner (513) 608-5777, chefner@cincymuseum.org Apollo 11 spacecraft engineer visits Cincinnati Museum Center Jan 11 & 12 Lectures and gallery talks in Destination Moon exhibition CINCINNATI – One man was at the center of every Apollo launch leading up to and through NASA’s historic Moon landings and he is coming to Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC). Dick Hagar is a spacecraft engineer, trainer of astronauts and historical witness to both successful and tragic rocket launches. Hagar will share his expertise and stories in lectures at CMC on January 11 and 12. Immediately following each lecture, he will be available in the Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibition for gallery talks, discussing his deep first-hand knowledge of the Apollo 11 command module Columbia. The lectures and gallery talks are included with admission to Destination Moon. Lectures are […]

Cincinnati Museum Center’s holiday gift guide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner (513) 608-5777, chefner@cincymuseum.org Cincinnati Museum Center’s holiday gift guide Twelve gift ideas to finish your shopping before Black Friday CINCINNATI – The holidays are a time for family. Coming together from across the country around the dinner table. A time for cherished memories while making many more. A time for… oh geez, I haven’t done any of my shopping! Don’t worry. Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) has you covered. With gifts for all ages, all interests and all budgets, CMC is your one-stop holiday shop this season. We’ve selected some of our favorite gifts and there’s sure to be one perfect for the person on your list. 12 months of exploration – Opt for a CMC Membership and a year of exploration as you make memories together. Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Natural […]

Future rocket scientists inspiring the next generation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner (513) 608-5777, chefner@cincymuseum.org Future rocket scientists inspiring the next generation UC aerospace and engineering students leading gallery talks at Cincinnati Museum Center CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is partnering with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics to dig into the physics and science behind rocketry and space exploration. Students from UC will be offering free gallery talks with admission to Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. A range of aerospace and engineering students from freshman to PhD candidate will lead informal talks and demonstrations in the exhibition gallery, adding a deep science component to the historic display. UC will discuss a variety of topics, including a closer look at the Apollo 11 command module Columbia – on display in the exhibition – and a computer program that […]

PNC bringing One World, One Sky planetarium to Cincinnati Museum Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner (513) 608-5777, chefner@cincymuseum.org PNC bringing One World, One Sky planetarium to Cincinnati Museum Center Sesame Street-themed planetarium shows available Sept 28 & 29 CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) and the PNC Foundation (PNC) are giving guests an opportunity to walk among the stars with some of their favorite characters. PNC’s One World, One Sky Mobile Planetarium will be available for out of this world adventures September 28 and 29, part of CMC’s Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibition opening weekend. PNC’s One World, One Sky Mobile Planetarium presents an immersive astronomical experience tailored especially toward young children. Inside the dome, children will view a special planetarium show, “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure.” Through the lens of astronomy, children join Elmo, Big Bird and Hu Hu Zhu – a Muppet from […]

Apollo 11: First Step Edition returns to the OMNIMAX Theater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner (513) 608-5777, chefner@cincymuseum.org Apollo 11: First Step Edition returns to the OMNIMAX® Theater Original footage presents historic Moon landing in stunning detail CINCINNATI, EARTH – Experience the spectacle of one of humanity’s greatest achievements in thrilling detail with Apollo 11: First Steps Edition. Created exclusively for giant screen theaters by director Todd Douglas Miller, the film features never-before-seen footage and audio from the historic mission. The film returns to the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater September 28 with the opening of the Smithsonian exhibition Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. Apollo 11: First Steps Edition returns to the OMNIMAX® after a one-day run on July 20 that sold out 12 consecutive showings. The 2,750 guests was the highest single day attendance for the theater since 2006. Relive the first steps and remarkable achievement […]