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Let Cincinnati Museum Center be your teaching partner! All programs focus on problem-based learning and help develop critical-thinking skills while aligning with Ohio Revised Academic Content Standards and national academic standards. Click here to see how our programs align with Science and Social Studies standards.

Duke Energy Children's Museum

At the Duke Energy Children's Museum, we believe fun and learning go hand in hand. Discover interactive fun for kids ages 10 and younger in our hands-on exhibit areas, including two designed for preschool-aged children and younger — Little Sprouts Farm and Kids' Town. With more than 1,800 hours of programming for children, covering topics like art, culture, reading, science and more, there's fun for everyone!

Groups may visit Duke Energy Children's Museum Tuesday–Saturday.

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Cincinnati History Museum

Step back in time and experience the history of our city from the first settlers through World War II. Along the way, meet costumed interpreters to better understand and connect with history. Explore a recreation of the once-bustling Cincinnati Public Landing from the late 1850s and climb aboard the Queen City of the West, a replica side-wheel steamboat. Take an aerial view of Cincinnati from the early 1900s in Cincinnati in Motion, a 1/64-scale replica of the city complete with the nation’s largest S-Scale train, opening in 2019.

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Museum of Natural History & Science

The Museum of Natural History & Science offers a world of science, history and nature through interactive exhibits and amazing artifacts. Guests can reach their own “ah-ha” moment through creative thinking and problem-solving skills. They can go spelunking in our recreated limestone cave, walk through an ice age glacier, get up close with Neil Armstrong’s space suit, watch Big Brown Bats take flight, visit Dinosaur Hall’s one-of-its-kind collection of Jurassic specimens and more.

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Educator resources

Prepare your students and chaperones for a great experience by finding pre- and post-visit worksheets, museum guides, special exhibition guides and other resources.

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Learning Labs

Bringing your group to the museums or special exhibition? Enhance your visit by investigating topics such as dinosaurs, world cultures, archaeology and economics in our interactive labs that inspire all ages to learn and participate.

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More Experiences

Click here for one-of-a-kind learning experiences that engage audiences of all ages. Our inter-disciplinary programs accommodate large groups, scouts and buses full of students.

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Programs at your location

Want to bring the excitement of Cincinnati Museum Center directly to your location? Our programs bring educational and entertaining lessons in a wide variety of topics and formats to you! Choose from a broad array of science, natural history and social studies programs for pre-school through grade 12 and adults.

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Home school programs

We make learning fun with our hands-on lessons using museum exhibits and specimens from our extensive museum collections. Make every Monday a Cincinnati Museum Center Monday with options for early childhood and intermediate learners — covering ages 3 to 14!

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Continuing education

Cincinnati Museum Center is committed to supporting our educators through unique and engaging professional development opportunities.

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Cincinnati Museum Center gratefully acknowledges:

  • The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. U.S. Bank Foundation
  • Delta Dental
  • Louis & Melba Schott Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
  • Patricia Kisker Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
  • SC Ministry Foundation
  • Stillson Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
  • The Ashland Inc. Advised Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Additionally, Cincinnati Museum Center appreciates the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County and the State of Ohio for operating and capital support.