Holiday Junction at the Cincinnati Museum Center
The Duke Energy holiday train exhibit, a long standing Cincinnati tradition, opens today and runs through January 4, 2015. The portable model display began in 1946 and grew along with the railroad itself.
Features of Holiday Junction include a raised platform for better viewing, vintage toys on display and historic paintings from the Pennsylvania Railroad Calendar Series. Kids can enjoy a train ride for just $1.
There are many museums and activities all under one roof at the center, located at 1301 Western Avenue Cincinnati Ohio 45203.
Visit the Cincinnati History Museum and learn about Cincinnati’s past. There is a re-creation of Cincinnati’s Public Landing circa 1850’s and a steamboat that you can step aboard. Learn about what Cincinnati was like during World War I. Interact with settlers and other people of that era. One special exhibit they have is Cincinnati In Motion. It is a model of Cincinnati in the 1900-1940’s complete with working trains, streetcars and inclines.
Step back 19,000 years into the Ice Age by going to the Museum of Natural History and Science. Explore caves, waterfalls, fossils and a bat colony. Check out the Dinosaur Gallery Exhibit to see replicas of the T-Rex, Allosaurus and more!
The Duke Energy Children’s Museum is consistently ranked in the top ten children’s museums in the United States It is hands on fun for kids of all ages in the areas of the arts, culture, reading, science and more. Kids love to play in Kids Town, a miniature town that includes a grocery, veterinarian’s office, post office and more.
The Omnimax Theater features a five-story domed screen and surround sound. Currently you can choose to see Jerusalem or Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets.
Holiday Junction is included in the “all museum pass.” Ticket specials may be available on line. Cincinnati Museum Center members passes are good for the Holiday Junction display. Vouchers are available online for Duke Energy customers.
Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am – 5 pm, Saturdays from 10 am – 8 pm and Sundays from 11 am – 6 pm.
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