Experience history, science, art and more over drinks with friends while you pick the brains of local experts. Learning doesn’t have to be boring. So CMC kicked it up with timely topics presented in fun ways. Learning doesn’t have to take place in the classroom. So CMC took it out to bars and other locations across the community. Learning doesn’t have to be dry. So CMC poured you a drink. CurioCity invites you to loosen up with friends, local experts and topics that will keep the conversations going and the curiosity flowing.
CurioCity is back for its second season at new locations with new topics, new games and new ways to experience history, science and art like only CMC can provide. Up for geeking out with Cincinnati Museum Center? Grab some friends and meet us in some of our city's best bars and hangouts to uncover the fascinating science of the seemingly ordinary and celebrate the history of Cincinnati's extraordinary. CurioCity is a 21+ social series that gives community members a fresh way to see our collections, meet our curators and engage with experts. Monthly events will be held at bars and breweries around the city.
Back from Extinction
June 21, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Rhinegeist Brewery
Escape the Hustle and bustle of your daily life and spend an evening with the Cincinnati Museum Center at Rhinegeist Brewery as we talk all things dinosaurs. It will be a night filled with Truth, Knowledge and Pure Fury as we ask the important questions like…how much beer does it take to get a dinosaur drunk? Or just how disgusting are dinosaurs? So don’t be a Knucklehead and be sure to tell your Dad how much fun you’re going to have and come down to the tap room for this free event!
Check out the events we put on earlier this season!
Real Wonder Women of Cincinnati
June 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Fort Thomas Antique and Design Center
Lasso up some friends and journey back in time to the Great War for a World War I-themed event. Learn about real life wonder women of Cincinnati’s past, present and future, including those women who supported America’s war efforts in the field and at home.
One with Wanderlust
July 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. at 50 West Brewing Company
Summer is upon us and you may be itching to hit the road so pack up your things and trek over to 50 West Brewing Company for an outdoor adventure. Join local nature-loving friends with CMC for a taste of the great outdoors and all the tips and tricks necessary to enjoy the ultimate road trip.
Astro Geek Out
August 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Mt. Adams Pavillion
Look to the sky and the stars beyond for a celebration of all things space and sci-fi. Gear up for the upcoming solar eclipse with everything you need to know about spotting the rare celestial event. And speaking of gear, grab your phasers, light sabers and any other sci-fi items because costumes are encouraged. Embrace your inner space explorer for an event that’s sure to be out of this world.
Childhood Toys n’ Games
September 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Video Archive
Come be a kid again as Cincinnati Museum Center takes you back in time and celebrates your favorite toys! From Star Wars to Care Bears, He-Man to the Easy Bake Oven. Did you know that Kenner Toys, a former Cincinnati company, was responsible for some of the most iconic toys of the 20th century? Leave grown up worries behind, take your action figures off the shelves and have a night filled with nostalgia.
ShakesBeerean Film Festival
October 7, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds
To make or not to make? That is the question… though the answer is obvious! Join CurioCity for a maker’s night chock full of fun! Take the night to enjoy a Shakespearean film festival, maker stations, and Cincy brews. Oh, and don’t forget to slip on your homemade costume and make your way down the runway because the stage is set just for you.
This event is a part of Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire.
Heroes & Villains
November 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Envision Cinemas Bar & Grille
POW!!! BANG!!! KABLAM!!! Grab your capes, leave your alter egos at the door, and put your underwear on over your clothes for a night of super fun! Dress like your favorite superhero or villain and learn the science behind their characters. Read up on your Detective and Action Comics to take part in the ongoing debate who is the better hero: Batman or Superman? Super powers welcome.
Why Pigs Fly
January 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. Myrtle's Punch House
We all know that Cincinnati is where pigs fly but have you ever wondered how that happened? Dive in to the fact and fiction of Cincinnati’s industrial history as we discover why pigs fly. When will this opportunity come around again? When pigs fly!
February 15, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Mercantile Library
Not much out there beats the smell of a new book, the sound of quickly flipping through the pages or the feeling of getting lost in its story for hours. That’s why Cincinnati Museum Center is throwing this gathering of bookworms. But don’t judge this book by its cover; this event is for bibliophiles and bibliophobes alike. Learn about the history of print, book binding and story crafting at Bibliophilia!
March 15, 2018 at 7 p.m. at West Side Brewing
Opening day is right around the corner, March Madness is just tipping off and we’re catching Sports Fever! Come, brackets in hand and sporting your best handlebar mustache, to explore the history of sports in Cincinnati. Don’t forget to brush up on your trash talk!
For the Love of Art
April 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. at 21c Museum Hotel
Literature, dance, visual art, performance art, music … the list goes on. There are so many different types of art it may be tough to navigate. Let CMC be your guide as you experience works of art from local artists and performers. Toy around with musical scales, color schemes and much more at For the Love of Art!
Cheers to you, Britain
May 17, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Pub Rookwood
The British are coming! But we aren’t complaining. British pop culture has been spilling over the pond for years now, and we want to celebrate it. Dr. Who, Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, Top Gear, Royal Weddings … whatever you fancy. Grab your sonic screwdrivers, brush up on your BBC shows and join us at Pub Rookwood for a celebration of all things British.