Visit our kid-sized Banfield Pet Hospital
Cincinnati Museum Center and, the nation's largest general veterinary practice, have joined together to create an exhibit celebrating the health and wellness of our four-legged family members. Visit our kid-sized Banfield Pet Hospital in the Duke Energy Children's Museum and practice checking vital signs of stuffed animal pets, use veterinary tools to perform a wellness check, and view x-rays.
During our Pet Academy* program, bring your young animal lovers to meet Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians as they share tips on how to keep pets healthy and happy. You'll also receive a stethoscope (while supplies last) to try on your home pets, and get a chance to meet local therapy dogs from Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati to learn about the great work they do in our community!
*Aspects of this program are subject to change.
Pet Academy programs are free for CMC Members or included with a Discovery Pass.
Pet Academy Schedule
Check back for upcoming Pet Academy dates!
I love being a part of [this] program because it teaches children the concept of stewardship and responsibility for those animals who trust us with their care. We discuss the importance of preventative medical care not only or our pets but for ourselves as well. It is amazing to watch how excited the kids get when they see the animals and want to share their experiences! Being a part of this program is a gift that I hope to be a part of for a long time!- DR. ELIZABETH SANDFOSS, CHIEF OF STAFF, BANFIELD PET HOSPITAL #2344
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 Mondays and Saturdays.
Closing at 3 p.m.:
Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
Closing at 6 p.m.:
Saturday, December 21
Thursday, December 26
Friday, December 27
Saturday, December 28
Sunday, December 29
Monday, December 30
Tuesday, December 31
Wednesday, January 1
Thursday, January 2
Friday, January 3
Saturday, January 4
Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas)
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.
Children's Museum policy
Duke Energy Children's Museum is reserved for general admission visitors on Mondays. Groups visits are limited to Tuesday through Sunday.
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