Museum of Natural History and Science

1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

513-287-7000   |
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Adult $14.50, Child $10.50, Senior $13.50. Parking $6 per vehicle.

Museum of Natural History and Science

Located within a National Historic Landmark, the Museum of Natural History and Science walks guests through Ohio’s deep past, from the age of dinosaurs to the Space Age.

The Museum of Natural History and Science has a long history, educating the public since the early nineteenth century. This museum would move around to various locations, such as Eden Park, and assume various names until it was installed at Union Terminal in 1990.

Dinosaur Hall is one of the museum’s highlights, illustrating how people discovered and analyzed fossils across the shifting continents. The gallery includes fossils from the Jurassic Period dating back 200 million years. A two-level, immersive exhibit allows people to walk through a reproduction of a limestone cave typical of those found throughout the Tri-State region. This cave has two routes: an easier, more accessible route or a one which winds between nooks and crannies and over slow-moving water. Along the paths are little displays where explorers can learn about various cave inhabitants. The museum also houses the Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery that tells the story of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission.

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Notes for Travelers

Union Terminal offers an OMNIMAX film theater, and three other museums: Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Natural History & Science Museum, and the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center. Discovery Pass admission covers the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History and Science, and Duke Energy Children’s Museum, but the other exhibits and films are an additional cost. For more information, visit the Cincinnati Museum Center’s website.


Kristen Fleming