Explore the museum after hours with a drink in your hand

Cincinnati Museum Center’s adults-only party, Layers of Nature, Nov. 4; new tandem ticket package perfect for date night

CINCINNATI – Grab your friend, your partner or your neighbor to see what happens after hours at the museum. Cincinnati Museum Center’s Layers of Nature, presented by Atomic Data, invites you to explore the museums with a drink in your hand and, with the new Tandem Ticket Package, to save when you bring a friend. Tickets are still available for the November 4 event and all proceeds support CMC’s Champion More Curiosity campaign.

For just $350 (a savings of $100!) you and a friend can dine with the dinosaurs, enjoy cocktails with curators and explore nature-themed experiences across historic Union Terminal. The all-inclusive tickets include custom cocktails at bars on every level of the museum, a variety of delicacies from the city’s culinary experts and after-hours access to CMC’s museums, featured exhibitions (including Dinosaurs of Antarctica) and OMNIMAX® Theater.

This year, you can be among the first to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and scents of the forest as you walk under the treetops in the John A. and Judy Ruthven Get Into Nature Gallery, CMC’s next permanent exhibit opening exclusively for Layers of Nature.

Live music by the Chuck Taylors, curated bourbon tastings from Brain Brew Custom Whiskey, a series of explosive science spectacles, live animal encounters and conversations with curators and paleontologists will make for one unforgettable night at the museum. Catch up with old friends and make new ones as you relive memories of field trips past and revel in culinary and cocktail excellence.

Layers of Nature tickets are $225, but you can save when you purchase two tickets together with the Tandem Ticket Package – two all-inclusive tickets for just $350. Tickets include access to all museums, featured exhibitions, the OMNIMAX® Theater, all food and drink and special experiences throughout the evening. Purchase tickets at

Experience and food vendors for Layers of Nature include Abigail Street, Gabby’s Café, DiStasi Catering, Forever Flowers, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Glier’s Goetta, Holtman’s Donuts, LaSoupe, The Living Breathing Kitchen, Manitou Candle Co., Mazunte, Mixicles, Murray’s Cheeses, Nekter Juice Bar, New Riff Distilling, Rhinegeist Brewery, Rollin’ Bowls,, Shagbark Seed & Mill, Skyline Chili, SSA Group, Sweet Meats & BBQ, Southern Grace Catering, Taste of Belgium and Urban Blooms. VIP vendors include Jeff Ruby’s Culinary Entertainment, Ruby’s Chocolates, Big Ice and Molly Wellmann. Daisy Jane’s Flower Truck is the Layers of Nature featured florist.

Layers of Nature is presented by Atomic Data. Additional support is provided by The BMW Store; Alison & Lee Bushman; Cincinnati Mini; Boerger Consulting; Daytona Tortugas; Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; ESI Electrical Contractors; Fenton Rigging & Contracting; Harold C. Schott Foundation; Hauser; the Kroger Company; PNC Bank; RCF Group; Ruttle Design Group; Sugarcreek, John and Julie Richardson; Susan Esler & Steve Skibo; Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Turner Construction; and United Dairy Farmers.

CMC’s $112 million Champion More Curiosity campaign is reimagining the museum’s exhibits and programming and growing its endowment to secure the museum’s future. CMC is seeking community support to ensure CMC continues to be a place of growth, learning and inspiration. To donate or learn more about Champion More Curiosity, visit


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, Duke Energy 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

About Champion More Curiosity
The $112 million Champion More Curiosity campaign is shaping Cincinnati Museum Center’s future while creating generations of critical thinkers to power the innovation of our region. By Championing More Curiosity and helping build the future of Cincinnati Museum Center, you can fuel the economic prosperity of our region. Champion More Curiosity will build or reimagine over a dozen permanent exhibits and galleries and equip state-of-the-art labs for cutting-edge research for students from elementary grades to post-docs. Today’s wide-eyed explorers will be tomorrow’s innovators. We work shoulder-to-shoulder to engage our community in monumental moments of epiphany, wonder and connection. As we inspire all generations to learn, grow and thrive at Cincinnati Museum Center, we Champion More Curiosity. Consider making a lifelong impact by donating in support of Championing More Curiosity at