Radical welcome is at the heart of Cincinnati Museum Center’s mission. We value inclusion. We value empathy. We value you. And we are working on some resources to help everybody feel even more welcome at CMC.

Quiet Zones

Quiet zones are located throughout the building and are equipped with tools that help soothe children. If you borrow equipment from a Quiet Zone during your trip, thanks for returning it to its original location or the Public Safety office (in the Rotunda) before you leave.

Quiet zones are located at:

  • Public Safety (Rotunda)
    • Equipped with a Minky-covered 5 lb. weighted blanket, adjustable headphones, various fidgets, a liquid motion timer, adjustable lighting, a couch and first aid supplies
  • Nursing Room by Fountain Gallery (Mezzanine)
    • Equipped with a Minky-covered 5 lb. weighted blanket, adjustable headphones, various fidgets, a liquid motion timer and a comfortable chair
  • Parent Resource Room in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum (Lower Level)
    • Equipped with a Minky-covered 5 lb. weighted blanket, a liquid motion timer, sound machine, picture books, a Braille library, kid-sized egg chairs, a couch, rocking chairs and space to spread out as necessary
  • Nursing Room on The Avenue (Lower Level)
    • Equipped with a Minky-covered 5 lb. weighted blanket, adjustable headphones, various fidgets, a liquid motion timer and a couch
Restrooms

Our restrooms on all three levels have the following amenities.

  • Infant changing tables in every restroom
  • Adult changing tables (hold up to 400 lb.) on each museum level
  • Trash bins in all handicapped stalls
  • Staff and visitors may use the restroom that corresponds to the gender with which they best identify. Universal, single-stall restrooms are also located throughout the building.
Visual impairments

CMC is happy to offer the following services for those who need them.

  • Braille panels in Dinosaur Hall
  • Hands-on, tactile replicas and/or activities in every exhibit
  • The Black Book of Colors in KidSPACE in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum (a story that explains colors to those with visual impairments)
  • National Geographic in Braille in Nature’s Trading Post in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum
  • A growing Braille library of children’s books in the Parent Resource Room in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum
  • Please ask the box office about described audio options for select OMNIMAX® films
Mobility impairments

CMC is happy to offer the following services for those who need them.

Hearing impairments

CMC is happy to offer the following services for those who need them.

  • Script version of featured exhibit audio is available upon request (see box office)
  • Please ask the box office about available aids for the deaf and hard of hearing for OMNIMAX® films

Additional access-focused initiatives will roll out on an ongoing basis.

Please send additional questions or comments to accessibility@cincymuseum.org