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Heated three-critter race for Cave Town mayor captivates Cincinnati Museum Center

Cast your vote Oct 29 – Nov 2

CINCINNATI – The upcoming election has turned in to a hissing match between the mayoral candidates.


Decorum has been cast aside and the claws have really come out. One candidate has called the other a lizard. That candidate, in turn, has been called a cockroach. Meanwhile, the third party candidate seems to be sticking with the motto that slow and steady wins the race.

We’re talking, of course, about Cincinnati Museum Center’s Cave Town Election. Three candidates are squaring off for the title of Mayor, each with a platform they promise will enrich children’s lives and improve the museum. CMC needs you to elect the winner and the best part is there’s no minimum voting age. The polls will be open October 29 through November 2.

If you’re not sure which candidate deserves your vote you have a chance to meet them and their other animal friends every Thursday-Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Museum of Natural History & Science.

Voting is simple. Visit CMC between October 29 and November 2 and cast your vote by scanning the QR code for your candidate of choice on the Cave plaza. If you can’t vote in person, CMC is allowing social media voting with no excuse necessary. Simply hop over to CMC’s Facebook page and cast your vote in the Cave Town Election poll.

Once you’ve cast your ballot in the Cave Town Election, be sure to show up on November 3 for Election Day to make sure your vote is counted and your voice is heard on a local, state and national level.


About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of a select few museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than 1.8 million visits annually. For more information, visit