Greater Cincinnati Museums

BEHRINGER-CRAWFORD MUSEUM

Devou Park
Covington, KY
(859) 491-4003


Behringer-Crawford is Northern Kentucky's only museum of Kentucky's natural and cultural history spanning over 450 million years. Permanent exhibits include galleries focusing on: paleontology; archaeology; local wildlife and nature; the 19th century history of home life, politics, the Underground Railroad & the Civil War; river heritage; and more.


CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM

953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 721-ARTS


Founded in 1881, the Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the country's oldest visual arts institutions, allowing visitors to sample 6,000 years of distinguished world art including paintings, prints, drawings, photography, sculpture, costumes, textiles and more. The Museum ‘s permanent display area features 88 galleries for more than 80,000 pieces of art. It also hosts a variety of temporary exhibits. Admission is free, parking is $4.


CINCINNATI FIRE MUSEUM

315 West Court Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 621-5571


Located in a 1907 National Register firehouse, the museum displays over 200 years of firefighting history. Among what visitors will see: early leather fire buckets, an 1808 fire drum and the oldest surviving fire engine in Cincinnati, and an Hunneman hand pumper. Children can jump into a modern Emergency-One fire engine cab and wail the siren, ring the bell and flash the lights!


CINCINNATI REDS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM

Great American Ballpark, Downtown Cincinnati
(513) 765-7000


Located in the Great American Ballpark, visitors to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum will be able to read about their favorite inductees, relive the city's celebrated Opening Day Parade, and get a "behind-the-scenes" look into the business side of baseball. Interactive exhibits let fans test their skills at fielding, batting and pitching. Visitors can also step into a recreated broadcast booth to call plays.


CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER

44 E. 6th Street.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 345-8400


For more than 60 years the Contemporary Arts Center has been a forum for progressive art and ideas. It focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media by artists from around the world.


HEBREW UNION COLLEGE SKIRBALL MUSEUM

Mayerson Hall at Hebrew Union College
3101 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
(513) 221-1875, ext. 358


The HUC-Skirball Museum Cincinnati Branch houses a permanent collection of Jewish archaeological artifacts from The Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology in Jerusalem and Jewish ceremonial and ritual objects. Additional exhibits depict Torah study, American Judaism with an emphasis on Cincinnati and HUC-JIR, aspects of the Holocaust, and modern Israel. Temporary exhibits are displayed in the special, changing exhibition gallery


THE MUSEUM CENTER AT CINCINNATI UNION TERMINAL

1301 Western Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
(513) 287-7000 or 800-733-2077


Originally built in 1933, as the Union Terminal train station, this beautiful art deco building is a national historic landmark and was renovated and re-opened as the Cincinnati Museum Center in 1990. It is a nationally recognized educational and research resource, and one of the top cultural attractions in the Midwest. The Museum Center is home to the Cincinnati History Museum, Cinergy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater, and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. As a center for the entire community, more than 700 events are held in the building each year.


CINCINNATI HISTORY MUSEUM


The Cincinnati History Museum is one of the largest urban history museums in the country, with permanent exhibits that include a recreation of the Cincinnati Public Landing in the late 1850s. The museum also has the largest home fron exhibit on World War II and an actual 1940s streetcar. Plus, visitors can talk with costumed interpreters who make "history come to life."  A museum favorite, Cincinnati in Motion, is a model of the city from 1900 through the 1940s with working trains, streetcars and inclines, and an interactive computer. The Cincinnati Historical Society Library is the largest repository for the region's history and serves as a valuable resource for research in producing exhibits.


MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & SCIENCE


The Museum of Natural History & Science allows visitors to walk through a glacier and step back 19,000 years into the Ice Age. It includes an 8,000-square foot simulated Kentucky limestone cave, complete with underground waterfalls, streams, fossils and a live bat colony and a realistic recreation of a glacial ice cave in Alaska, Greenland and Iceland.


DUKE ENERGY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM


The Cinergy Children's Museum is one of the top children's museums in the country with hours of hands-on fun awaiting kids of all ages. They can climb, crawl, explore and learn about themselves and the world in nine exhibit areas. Among the exhibits: Water Works features a winding, running river and hydraulic laboratory and The Woods encourages children to challenge their physical prowess and explore their imagination.


NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER

50 E Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 333-7500


Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, the waters that once separated slave and free territory, the Freedom Center is a three-pavilion learning center that celebrates the legacy of courage and multicultural cooperation embodied in the story of the Underground Railroad. Of equal importance, the Freedom Center uses a wide array of exhibits to educate the public about the historic and continuing struggle to establish universal freedom in both the U.S. and around the world.


TAFT MUSEUM OF ART

316 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 241-0343


A National Historic Landmark built around 1820, the Taft Museum of Art is known as one of the finest small art museums in America. The Taft is home to nearly 700 works of art, including European and American master paintings; Chinese porcelains; and European decorative arts.


WARREN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

105 S. Broadway
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
(513) 932-1817


This magnificent three-story historical museum showcases the development of southwestern Ohio from prehistoric days through the 19th century, including an award-winning Shaker gallery.