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. #200YearsofCMC

What to Expect

TIME
7 – 11 p.m.

LOCATION
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45203

PARKING
Complimentary valet
Self parking

TICKETS AND SEATING
There is no physical ticket for this event. Upon arrival, check in at the registration table with a valid photo ID to receive your wristband. This event is meant to keep you exploring all night long. Move across the layers of the museums to discover something new at each turn. Along the way you’ll find different food, drink, activities and places to stop and relax.

ATTIRE
We encourage you to get creative with the Layers theme of the evening! Cocktail attire is suggested.

VISIT THE ROBERT D. LINDNER FAMILY OMNIMAX® THEATER
8:00 Superpower Dogs (see it before it opens to the public!)
9:00 Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

STEP INTO NATURE
Take a walk through works of art in In the Audubon Tradition: Birds of a Feather.

BLAST OFF TO THE MOON
See the Apollo 11 command module Columbia in Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.

FOOD
Indulge in creative Layers-inspired food from our partners at Service Systems Associates. You’ll find eight unique and fabulously crafted stations to satisfy all your cravings throughout the museums from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten and nut free options will be available. Additionally, don’t miss out on these Cincinnati favorites on the Concourse and Lower Level.

Available 7 – 11 p.m.

  • Buckabee Brownies
  • Kona Ice
  • Kroger Chefs and Murray’s Cheese
  • LaSoupe
  • Queen City Sausage
  • Taste of Belgium

Available 7 – 9 p.m

  • Mazunte

Available 9 – 11 p.m.

  • Bake Me Home
  • Chipotle
  • Pit to Plate

DRINK
You’ll find multiple bars throughout Union Terminal. All bars will feature select Rhinegeist and domestic beers and wine. Full premium bars are located in the Rotunda and the Lower Level Avenue. A dedicated lane for premium ticket holders will be designated at each bar. Be sure to try one of our specialty cocktails – Rotunda Sunrise, Destination Vertigo and Layers of Wonder.

ENTERTAINMENT AND INTERACTIVES

  • Q102’s Jon Jon
  • Framester Photo Booths
  • Grab some Brittlebrain from Rhinegeist
  • Speakeasy in Losantiville Café
  • Explosions on the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Science Stage
  • Create a Flashing Moon Pin
  • Meet a Trilobite
  • Watch Bats in Flight
  • Discomen in the Silent Disco
  • See Animals up Close
  • Print your own T-Shirt with DIY Printing
  • Glam Squad with AV Beauty Bar
  • Kickoff Movember with Shape & Form Men’s Grooming

Layers of Wonder PartyWith 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.

Sound Off Cincy Silent DiscoA 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 creative layers, pick out your favorite outfit, round up your friends and join us for the event of the year.

Layers of Wonder Party

Tickets

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 LayersGala@cincymuseum.org.

* Due to the popularity of the event, online ticket sales will close at noon on Friday, November 1. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.

Layers of Wonder Event Sponsors

Presented by: PNC

Landor logo
Rhinegeist logo

Official Beer Sponsor

Kroger logo
Dinsmore logo
GBBN Logo
GAIG_Logo_Color
rumpke logo
SugarCreek Logo

John & Julie Richardson

Urban Sites Logo

Alison and Lee Bushman

Primrose Logo
RCF Group Logo
Taft Logo
Mayfield Brain & Spine Logo
Risk-Source-Logo
prestige logo
CVG Logo

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.

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.

Tickets

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 LayersGala@cincymuseum.org.

Individual Tickets

Standard price: $200
Member ticket: $150

* Due to the popularity of the event, online ticket sales will close at noon on Friday, November 1. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.

Premium Tickets

Includes exclusive bar access: $225

* Due to the popularity of the event, online ticket sales will close at noon on Friday, November 1. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.

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.

Participating Restaurants
  • Bake Me Home
  • Buckabee Brownies
  • Chipotle
  • Kona Ice
  • Kroger Chefs & Murray’s Cheese
  • La Soupe
  • Mazunte
  • Pit to Plate (BBQ)
  • Queen City Sausage
  • Service Systems Associates, Inc.
  • Taste of Belgium
Featured Layers of Wonder OMNIMAX® Films Showing

Superpower Dogs at 8 p.m.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition
at 9 p.m.

Layers of Wonder Party Playlist

Here are some of the tunes you can jam to during our Layers silent disco with Sound Off Cincy!