Children’s museum to reopen

March 8, 2018 by  

The Cincinnati Museum Center, which is located in the old Union Terminal train station, recently announced it has a date for the reopening of the children’s museum.

The museum was closed late last year so that renovations could be made to the space. Now that the $212m effort is complete, the facility can reopen.

At first, officials intended to keep the kids’ museum open during the renovations, which began in 2015, though they planned to shut down the Cincinnati History Museum and the Museum of Natural History & Science as the work was taking place. However, it was found there was extensive water damage under the plaza at the building’s entrance, which extended under part of the children’s museum, necessitating its closure.

Workers took advantage of the shutdown to add a new floor, a crane, a Metro bus, more animals, and a new slide, and to install new netting. The work done during this period is the first time any renovations have been made to the building’s structure in its 84-year history. Most of the funding is coming from a sales tax recently approved by voters in Hamilton County.

The children’s museum will reopen on May 4.

In order to make sure people are aware of events like this, officials could work with a flyer printing company to create a mailer for residents.