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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..
Duke Energy Children's Museum
At the, 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.
Prepare your students and chaperones for a great experience by finding pre- and post-visit worksheets, museum guides, special exhibition guides and other resources.
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 that inspire all ages to learn and participate.
Museum Live! Experiences
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.
Programs at your location
Want to bring the excitement of Cincinnati Museum Center ? 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.
Home school programs
We make learning fun with ourusing 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!
Cincinnati Museum Center is committed to supporting our educators through unique and engaging.
Cincinnati Museum Center gratefully acknowledges:
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. U.S. Bank Foundation
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, Museum Center appreciates the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County and the State of Ohio for operating and capital support.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open daily with the exception of Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.
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Send us your photos!
If you send us a high-resolution photo of a Museum Center Learning Lab or Programs-on-Wheels session that was presented in your classroom, and we decide to use your photo for publication, we'll give you one FREE Learning Lab or Programs-on-Wheels program! Email your photos, your name, name of your school, program title, and program date to:
Please note: to be considered for publication, all photos must be sent with a photo release form for all non-Museum Center individuals in the photo. If the photo subject is a minor, a parent or legal guardian must sign the release. If your school has photo releases for each student on file, you do not need to submit a photo release form, just make a note that the school has permission on file.
Talk to Chantal
Our education liaison, Chantal Hayes, is here to help educators make the most of their field trip experience. As a former math and science teacher, Chantal understands the role of teachers, state standards and field trips to the education experience and is available to talk with you and assist you in your planning.
As a Cincinnati Museum Center policy, no adults will be admitted into the Duke Energy Children's Museum without accompanying children. If you are an educator or college student wishing to visit, please contact Chantal Hayes or Tony Lawson in advance of your visit to arrange admission.
Questions about planning a field trip, educational programs and professional development?