Cincinnati Museum Center announces the return of silent disco for Layers of Discovery

Discounted early bird tickets available now for the Nov. 3 adults-only night at the museum

CINCINNATI - With moves like yours, people will surely be watching, but you can at least dance like no one’s listening. Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is bringing back the popular silent disco for this year’s Layers of Discovery event on Friday, November 3. Early bird tickets are available now for the adults-only night at the museum.

Layers of Discovery, presented by Atomic Data, is CMC’s latest installment of their annual party with a purpose. From custom cocktails and creative culinary concoctions to electrifying experiments and explosive spectacles, Layers of Discovery is the boozy, tasty field trip of your dreams. Throw in the neon-fueled silent disco that lets you select from multiple music choices plus a live DJ all night and the event is a thrill for all five senses. Plus, celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Children’s Museum by being a kid again and seeing if you still fit in the tunnels of The Woods and sacrifice your suit by splashing around in Water Works.

Proceeds from CMC’s Layers series support the museum’s $112 million Champion More Curiosity campaign to reimagine the museum experience with 15 new and updated exhibits and programming while also growing its endowment to secure the museum’s future. The event has continued to grow each year, in both attendance and in the proceeds raised for the museum’s campaign. 2022’s Layers event raised over $250,000 and welcomed 750 guests.

The latest success of the Champion More Curiosity campaign will be freshly on display as Ancient Worlds Hiding in Plain Sight prepares to open in the Museum of Natural History & Science in time for Layers of Discovery. The gallery – the twelfth completed through the campaign – will transport you back in time 450 million years to the Ordovician Period, where an ancient tropical sea once covered the region. Explore a strange array of marine animals that thrived in the prehistoric sea and now lay hidden in the rocks and creek beds across the region, including trilobites, crinoids and brachiopods. And meet some of the fierce predators that patrolled the deep as you come face-to-face with the massive jaws of the armored Dunkleosteus. Ancient Worlds Hiding in Plain Sight is sure to be one of your many stops in your evening of discovery.

Revel in the spectacles and culinary experiences, party with paleontologists and relive memories of field trips past as you enjoy an unforgettable night at the museum.

All-inclusive general admission tickets are $225, but early bird tickets are available now for $175 through October 4. Host/hostess packages are also available for $500, which include two VIP tickets with one-hour early admission and an exclusive VIP experience. Sponsorship opportunities and ticket packages are also available at

Experience and food vendors for Layers of Discovery include Abigail Street, Beards & Bellies Barbecue, Brain Brew Custom Whiskey, Bru Brothers Coffee, Daisy Jane’s Flower Truck, Gabby’s Café, DiStasi Catering, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Glier’s Goetta, Graeters’s, Grub Local, Holtman’s Donuts, Honey Child Pops, Ignite Entertainment, JonJon & Friends, La Soupe, The Living Breathing Kitchen, Louvino, Mazunte, Mixicles, Mon-Petit-Choux, Murray’s Cheeses, Pata Roja Taqueria, Red Feather Kitchen, Red Sesame, Rhinegeist Brewery, Rivertown Photo Booths, Rollin’ Bowls, Shagbark Seed & Mill, Southern Grace Catering, Sweets & Meats BBQ and Von Blumen.

Layers of Discovery, presented by Atomic Data, is sponsored by The BMW Store, Boerger Consulting, Alison and Lee Bushman, CohnReznick, Dinsmore& Shohl LLP, ESI Electrical Contractors, Susan Esler and Steve Skibo, Fenton Rigging, Lori and Bob Fregolle, Gallagher, Harold C. Schott Foundation, the Hauser Group, the Kroger Company, PNC Bank, RCF Group, RDG Ruttle Design Group, Rumpke, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP, VonLehman.


About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized, award-winning institution housed in a National Historic Landmark. CMC is a vital community resource that sparks curiosity, inspiration, epiphany and dialogue. 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, one of a select few museums in the nation to receive both honors. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Children’s Museum, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater, Cincinnati History Library and Archives and the Geier Collections and Research Center. Housed in historic Union Terminal – a National Historic Landmark restored in 2018 and recognized as the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects – CMC welcomes more than 1.8 million visits annually, making it one of the most visited museums in the country. For more information, visit