Cincinnati Museum Center remains committed to the safety and well-being of our guests and staff.

As we welcome you into our museums, we want to share the steps we continue to take to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff.

Masks are available for your convenience and personal preference. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated guests.

Below is more information on how we are safely and responsibly welcoming you back to Cincinnati Museum Center.

Updated museum hours

Cincinnati Museum Center will be open Thursday – Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cincinnati Museum Center will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The following areas are not open at this time:
  • Reakirt Auditorium

Additionally, some interactives may not be accessible at this time. Please contact Guest Services at (513) 287-7000 if you have questions about specific exhibit availability.

CMC In-Hand Interactives powered by Digimarc

Cincinnati Museum Center is putting our interactive museum experiences in the palm of your hand. Over 25 museum interactives are available through the free Digimarc Discover app. Simply point the app at the sign accompanying a museum interactive and enjoy the experience safely on your phone. Some interactives include audio, so please bring your headphones or ear buds. Search “Digimarc Discover” from your phone’s app store to download.

Click here to download for iPhone.

Click here to download for Android.

Exploration Units

There’s so much to see and learn when you visit that you just might miss it all! Our Exploration Units help you get the most out of your visit and challenge you to really explore the museums.

Timed tickets

We encourage guests to purchase timed tickets online or by calling (513) 287-7000.

Parking changes

Parking is $6 per vehicle per day (cash or credit) and free for Members and guests using the Museums for All discount. Guests either need a pre-paid parking ticket, a ticket from the gate, a single exit ticket or Member card to exit the lot.

Face mask policy

Masks are available for your convenience and personal preference. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated guests.

Social distancing

In accordance with the recommendations of health officials, we ask that all guests please maintain a minimum of six feet between parties. We have provided floor markings to help guests visualize proper spacing throughout the building.

Increased cleaning procedures

We have worked closely with UC Health to identify and implement the most effective sanitizing procedures. We clean our building thoroughly daily. Additionally, we have increased the frequency with which we clean high touch items like doorknobs, elevators, escalators, countertops and restrooms. We also have hand sanitizer stations available throughout the building.

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