Spend the night at Union Terminal!
Grab your sleeping bags and experience a night at the museum! Our Overnights programs let you spend an evening playing, learning and exploring one of our amazing museums after dark.
Each Overnight experience includes educational programming, an evening snack and time to explore the museums* that evening. In the morning, breakfast is provided, followed by an OMNIMAX® film. After the film, guests are free to explore the museums for the rest of that day.
All Overnights last from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Recommended for ages 6 to 12.
*Guests will be able to explore the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Duke Energy Children’s Museum during the evening. They will have admission to those museums and the Cincinnati History Museum the following day.
We’re excited to offer four amazing themes for this year’s Overnights programs. Explore the world above and below our feet, the distant past and the not so distant future in our Dinosaur, Cave, Space and Science Overnights. Public Overnights are great for families and small groups. Book today online or by calling (513) 287-7001.
Public Overnight tickets
Museum Members: $35 per person
Non-Members: $40 per person
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Explore the world beneath our feet! Discover why some minerals and even animals glow in the dark, and make some glow-in-the-dark creations of your own, before taking a guided tour through our newly reopened Cave exhibit!
Must register by close of business on February 19, 2020.
Friday, March 13, 2020
One giant leap of fun! Learn about rockets, astronomy and the Cincinnati Museum Center’s own special ties to the first man to walk on the moon in this brand-new experience.
Must register by close of business on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Learn to be a scientist in this brand-new experience! Get messy experimenting and creating with our team as we use science to tackle challenges and make discoveries.
Must register by close of business on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
Saturday, May 15, 2020
Dig into paleontology, geology and archaeology! Tour our incredible new Dinosaur Hall, make fossils casts and discover what our world looked like millions of years ago.
Must register by close of business on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
Cancellation policy for public Overnights
If you need to cancel your Overnight reservation, we ask that you do so at least two weeks prior to the Overnight. We will be able to refund your entire payment. Cancellations within 13 days of the Overnight will be refunded, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations the day of the event. Call (513) 287-7001 to cancel and have your card in hand.
Looking for a private group experience? Our private Overnights allow you and your group an exclusive opportunity to explore our museums. Pick one of our public Overnight themes and we’ll take care of the rest! Private Overnights may be booked any night of the week, pending availability. Having several alternate dates in mind will increase the probability that we can host your group. Private Overnights must be booked at least three weeks in advance of the event date. All Overnight experiences last from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Recommended for ages 6 to 12.
Fees for a private Overnight experience are a flat rate of $1,500, which covers up to 35 people. For each additional person the fee is $35 per person. The limit is 150 people per private Overnight. A $250 down payment is due at time of booking and will go towards your total payment. Final attendance numbers are due three weeks prior to your Overnight. If you need to add people to your reservation, do so within at least three weeks of the event, payment for those individuals is $40 per person, and will be subject to availability.
Private Overnights are available now! Contact James Aubin, Manager of Public Programs, at email@example.com, or call us at (513) 287-7001.
Cancellation policy for private Overnights
Event cancellation: If you need to cancel a Private Overnight, we ask that you do so at least two weeks prior to your event date and your entire payment will be refunded. If you cancel within 13 days of your event, you will be refunded your total payment minus your $250 deposit.
Individual cancellation: Any individual ticket cancellations made before two weeks of the Overnight will be refunded in full if payment has already been made. Individuals who cancel within 13 days of the event will not be refunded.
Call (513) 287-7001 to cancel and please have your card in hand.
Interested in even more epic experiences?
When you book your Overnight, add-on tickets to any OMNIMAX® Film or Featured Exhibit* at our discounted group rate!
*All add-on tickets must be for the same day as your Overnight and reserved at the time of booking. OMNIMAX® Films and Featured Exhibits have timed entry.
For more information, contact Guest Services.
Temporary Gallery Closures
As we continue to develop and open new galleries for you to explore, there are select times when adjacent galleries may be temporarily unavailable in order for exhibit work to occur. Please see the current list of unavailable galleries and dates here.