Thank you for your interest in Cincinnati Museum Center collections. As you may already be aware, Union Terminal is undergoing a comprehensive renovation that will secure the future of Cincinnati Museum Center and its home at Union Terminal. This is an exciting time for us and the community.
As part of the renovation project, we need to impose a moratorium on loan requests and donations to our collections through the end of 2016. This is necessary in order to allow our curatorial staff to focus on renovation related collections issues and to properly protect and preserve the existing collections during this complex project. We ask donors to be patient and hold on to their treasures until this exciting renovation project is complete.
The Geier Collections & Research Center at 760 West Fifth Street is easily recognized by the life-sized family of woolly mammoths at the front of the building. In September 2001, Museum Center consolidated collections storage and research activities into the 70,000 square foot facility on the corner of Gest and W. Fifth Streets. For the first time, all natural history collections and history artifacts are housed in a museum-quality environment.
Open by appointment or through one of the scheduled tours, the Geier Center houses Museum Center’s archaeology collections, invertebrate and vertebrate fossil collection, all zoology collections, history artifacts and fine arts. The facility includes laboratories for working on paleontology, archaeology and zoology collections, curatorial and registration offices and the Science Library. Click here to review our Collections Policy.
The facility is named for James A. D. Geier, former president of the Milacron Company and life-long supporter of Cincinnati Museum Center.
Hear our paleontology curators talk about fossils in their collections.