Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cincinnati Museum Center

The museum complex used to be the train station which was built in 1931 in the art deco style.

We're doing our best to make the most of our reciprocal museum membership before it's up by the end of the month.  Even though we've gotten our money's worth out of it, we're still undecided about renewing for another even though we weren't exactly thrilled at the thought of spending another full day at another museum, we headed to the Cincinnati Museum Center anyway.  We went to the Duke Energy Children's Museum and the Museum of Natural History and Science, both housed in the old train station building.  We did have to pay for parking, just $6.  The children's museum was a huge hit...and not just for the littles.
The supermarket was a big hit as you can see from that smile.
This was one of the best childrens museums we have been to.
Steve relaxing with his phone.
Jakeman loved the toddler section!

All four kids had a lot of fun playing, but Genna and Jake had an absolute blast.  This was probably the best children's museum we've been to.  We had to pry them away to eat lunch...a true rarity these days as someone is always begging for food.  The pictures really say it all! 
Words can hardly describe how much fun she had here.
Shanan having fun with the magnetic letters
They also had a blast in the "ball room" after the school groups left.
The treadmill works the conveyor belt to lift the balls to the top.

After lunch, we checked out the Museum of Natural History and Science, which had its merits as well.  The Cave and Glacier Walk were fun, as was the five and under sandy play area.  It was a stark contrast to the Creation Museum of yesterday though!  The highlight for us was the Children's Museum, for sure.       

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