Monday, April 23, 2018

Duke Energy Children’s Museum

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

Address: 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203
Phone: (513) 287-7000

Info: All Museums Pass: $12 adults, $11 seniors (60+), $8 children (ages 3-12). Any one Museum: $8 adults, $7 seniors (60+), $6 children (ages 3-12). Toddler Pass is $4.50 and admits a 1 or 2-year-old to all attractions and to OMNIMAX for free when sitting in a caregiver’s lap. Infants under 1-year-old are free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. After 4:30 p.m., parking is $3 per vehicle.

The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is home to three of the greatest Museums in the world – The Duke Energy Children’s Museum, The Cincinnati History Museum, and The Museum of Natural History and Science. There is literally not enough time in one day to visit all three museums, but this museum is literally “Kids World” like you’ve never seen it before.

Their Children’s Museum website says, “Duke Energy Children’s Museum opened in 1998 and has since consistently ranked in the top 10 children’s museums in the world. The museum’s exhibits allow kids to climb, crawl, explore and learn about themselves and the world around them. Discover hands-on fun for kids of all ages in our eight educational and dramatic exhibit areas, including two especially designed for preschool age children and younger—Little Sprouts Farm and Kids’ Town. Each year, the Children’s Museum presents over 1,800 hours of programming for children covering topics such as arts, culture, reading, science and more. At the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, fun and learning go hand in hand.”

The Duke Energy Children’s Museum is the definition of “Kids World”. It is an indoor Disney World for kids of all ages. My kids LOVE “The Woods”, a huge indoor forest with tunnels, slides, and ropes to crawl through. There’s a huge fish tank along the floor of the woods with fish and turtles that are captivating at eye-level. We also spend lots of time in the ball pit, as well as the giant room of legos. You could sincerely take one day in each area fully enjoying the fun that is carefully designed all for kids. There is even an area designated for 4 and under which is just as wonderful playful and creative as all the other areas. This is imagination over-load and I think every child should have the opportunity to see this museum atleast once (if not over and over) in their childhood years.

Cincy Kids: APPROVE!

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