June 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free for Members or with Museum admission
You’re invited to the birthday party of the decade as the Duke Energy Children’s Museum turns 20! Partake in a few of your favorite activities and hands-on demonstrations, and visit with a few of the partners who work with us to inspire the community. Check out the updates to The Woods, meet Kids’ Town Mayor Georgina the American Toad, have a ball in the Energy Zone, and unleash your creativity in KidSPACE when Balloon Artist David Baker pops in at noon. Reminisce with us as we bring together the classic and new for a day of celebrating our story and our guests for being part of it!
Events and Activites
Cincinnati American Chemical Society
Soak up science as we dive into activities with natural and man-made sponges. Experiment by sorting, matching, measuring, observing and more as we discover and explore.
Happen Inc., Toy Lab
Use your imagination to create your very own Paper Robot! Choose and color all the parts you need to design your friend, and don’t forget to give your new bot-buddy a name and special abilities.
Cincinnati Museum Center Totally Awesome Birthdays
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate your special day in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum! Join us to learn more about our Totally Awesome Birthdays packages as we showcase some of our party themes like Dinosaurs and LEGO!
Face Paintings by Amanda Macke
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Transform into a fun character with a free face painting by Amanda Macke!
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Do you have a favorite game? Stop by to see what types of games children in the 19th century played!
Banfield Pet Academy
11 a.m. to Noon
Cincinnati Museum Center and Banfield Pet Hospital, the nation’s largest general veterinary practice, have joined together to celebrate the health and wellness of our four-legged family members. Bring your young animal lovers to explore our kid-sized Banfield Pet Hospital in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. Meet local therapy dogs, practice checking vital signs of stuffed animal pets, review X-rays and weigh animals.
ArtAPPRENTICE: Twisted Ideas Balloons!
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join award-winning, world record-breaking Balloon Artist David Baker for an afternoon full of balloons and fun! Find out what first got him interested in this unique art form and try your hand at making your own balloon sculpture.
ArtBUILD: Birthday Cake
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Come build a cake with us twenty birthdays in the making!
Members have been climbing, building, learning and playing in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum now for 20 years. Come on by and stop by the Member table from 9 a.m. to noon for a free Member raffle. Prizes will include two tickets to a Cincinnati Heritage Programs’ Walking Tour and a Totally Awesome Birthday Package (a $290 value)!
During the Member hour, we will be sharing the following programs:
- Animals Up Close
- Young at Art
- Super Sprouts (9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.)