Ready to take your lesson outside of the classroom?

Bring your students to CMC for a day of learning and fun. Book your field trip today! All of our programs focus on problem-based learning and help develop critical thinking skills. They also align with Ohio Revised Academic Content Standards and national academic standards.

Please note: In terms of qualifying for school/group pricing, a group is defined as a minimum of 15 paying visitors with a reservation at least two weeks in advance.

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Cincinnati History Museum

Step back in time and experience the history of our city, from our earliest settlers to those actively shaping the Queen City today. Along the way, meet costumed interpreters to better understand and connect with history. Explore a recreation of the bustling Public Landing from the late 1850s and climb aboard the Queen of the West, a replica side-wheel steamboat. Take an aerial view of Cincinnati from the early 1900s through 1940s in Cincinnati in Motion, a 1/64-scale replica of the city complete with the nation’s largest S-scale train model.

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Duke Energy Children’s Museum (Temporarily Closed)

Discover hands-on fun for children of all ages in our eight educational and themed play areas, including two specifically designed for preschool-aged children and younger. We encourage kids to climb, crawl, explore and learn about themselves and the world around them. Go on a wilderness adventure through The Woods, be a part of a complex machine in the Energy Zone and explore the neighborhood in Kids’ Town. Dive into arts, culture, reading, science and more with over 1,800 hours of programming each year.

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Museum of Natural History & Science

The Museum of Natural History & Science at Cincinnati Museum Center 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. With something for all ages, there’s always more to explore in the Museum of Natural History & Science.

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Maya: The Exhibition

Immerse yourself in the genius of the Maya – early disrupters living in cities of stone carved into the rainforest. By studying the stars they developed a calendar more accurate than any other in the world. Their discovery of the number zero opened the door for advanced mathematics. Rubber balls were essential to Maya sports centuries before the "discovery" of vulcanized rubber. And they introduced the world to chocolate. Theirs was a civilization of astronomers, mathematicians, inventors and gods.

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The Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater

The Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater takes you to places you can only imagine. Immerse yourself in epic adventures in our five-story domed theater, from the untamed beauty of our natural parks, to the red surface of Mars, to the deep blue sea alongside humpback whales.

Films available to book for field trips and group visits:

  • Apollo 11: First Steps Edition
  • Backyard Wilderness
  • Cuba: Journey to the Heart of the Caribbean
  • Humpback Whales
  • Mummies
  • National Parks Adventure
  • Rocky Mountain Express
  • Superpower Dogs
  • Volcanoes
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Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center

Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, the site where numerous Holocaust survivors arrived in Cincinnati to rebuild their lives, the museum examines this watershed moment through its local connection. Using innovative storytelling, interactive experiences and genuine artifacts, visitors witness the strength and courage of the human spirit set against the backdrop of one of the darkest chapters in human history. The museum incorporates media, artifacts, art and interactive exhibitions to share this history and its lessons. It also includes the Humanity Gallery where visitors explore moments, meeting individuals who activated their character strengths to become upstanders and bring change to our community and world.

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Policies
  • Advance reservations are required for all groups.
  • Changing your scheduled activities when you check-in will incur cancellation penalties. Call if your plans change.
  • Book as far in advance as possible. Reservations for museum programs close two weeks out.
  • Payment by credit card, check or purchase order is required two weeks in advance.
  • Confirmation materials are emailed at the time of reservation.
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