Don't miss the event of the year!

Grab your friends and join us for a celebration 200 years in the making. Layers of Wonder is a multi-layered party across time and space with inventive cocktails, culinary delights, live music and entertainment in a lavish evening at the city’s most unique venue. Join the party on November 1, 2019.

With bars on every level, you can enjoy exclusive after-hours access and delicacies from the city’s culinary experts as you bar hop across three museums with one all-inclusive ticket. Walk the cobblestone streets past an 1850s steamboat and beer hall as you feast on a rustic Cincinnati staple and raise a stein of your favorite local brew. Sneak into a 1930s speakeasy to enjoy a Manhattan and decadent desserts. Embrace your inner carnivore or herbivore as you graze in the shadow of dinosaurs and explore the nooks and crannies of our cave with a spiked shaved ice in hand. And let our mad scientists delight your taste buds with liquid nitrogen-fueled foods and fizzing cocktails.

A series of explosive spectacles, your choice of live music or a silent disco and an incognito sketch artist capturing the evening’s events make for one unforgettable night at the museum. Layers of Wonder is your opportunity to be seen at the event of the year. Encounter old friends and make new ones in a vibrant evening to remember.

Layers of Wonder encourages us to be curious as we toast Cincinnati Museum Center’s 200-year legacy of discovery and an inspiring future of wonder.

So whether your style is street chic, cocktail attire or something different altogether, pick out your favorite outfit, round up your friends and join us for the event of the year.


Your all-inclusive ticket gets you food, drink and one unforgettable night at the museum. For more information on tickets and sponsorship packages, click on our tickets link in the right side bar or email

Layers of Wonder Event Sponsors
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John & Julie Richardson

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Alison and Lee Bushman

200 Years of Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum Center has a legacy of discovery 200 years in the making, from the founding of the Western Museum Society in 1818 to today’s award-winning multi-museum complex. Housed in Union Terminal, an art deco train station and National Historic Landmark, Cincinnati Museum Center continues to bring the world to Cincinnati through its more than 3 million artifacts, archival materials and artworks. Click here to learn more.

Individual Tickets

Early bird pricing: $150 (before October 1, 2019)
Standard price: $200 (increases October 1, 2019)
Member ticket: $150


Premium Tickets

Includes exclusive bar access: $225


Host/Hostess Tickets

Includes name recognition throughout event: $500


Sponsorship Packages

Includes name recognition throughout event, guest tickets and much more!

Please click here for more details on our sponsorship packages.