Cincinnati Museum Center
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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.
Cincinnati History Museum
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.
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.
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.
Members-only early entry at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.
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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.