Attractions and Field Trips
Be sure to visit all three museums! The Duke Energy Children’s Museum is consistently ranked in the top 10 children’s museums in the U.S. and the exhibits encourage kids to climb, crawl, explore and learn about themselves and the world around them. Then, walk through a glacier and step back 19,000 years into the Ice Age in the Museum of Natural History & Science and learn about Cincinnati’s past and early life in Ohio in the Cincinnati History Museum. Group activities are also available for all ages, such as Scout Programs, Day Camps, Overnights, Sprouts Institute, Bright Ideas and Explorers University. Our programming is multi-diciplinary (like us), and focuses on everything from art and culture to science, history and technology.
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EnterTRAINment Junction’s train-themed family entertainment center features 80,000 square feet of fun for adults, children and groups, all under one roof! Marvel at the world’s largest (25,000 sq. ft.) indoor train display, featuring 90 locomotives, 2 miles of track and 1,200 large-scale train cars! Then bounce, climb and crawl your way through an interactive children’s play area. Learn at an imaginative American Railroading Museum, engineer a locomotive around a track in a hand-cranked railroad car, and explore a walk-through maze with funhouse surprises around every corner!
Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features an unparalleled art collection of more than 65,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the Art Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year. Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions or participate in the Art Museum’s wide range of art-related programs, activities and special events. Plus, the Rosenthal Education Center is a space for families to discover the Art Museum’s collection in a fun, immersive, hands-on, and safe manner (open during regular Art Museum hours). General admission is always free for all, plus Art Museum members receive additional benefits including discounted or free admission to special exhibitions.
Be sure to check out their current exhibition!
With a mission to inspire hope and joy in our community and beyond through the power and passion of dance, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, extensive education outreach programs and offers top level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.
The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati allows you to recognize past Cincinnati firefighting efforts, to celebrate today’s firefighting advancements, and to support fire safety in your community.
Cincinnati Nature Center believes outdoor education should be part of every teacher’s toolkit. The Nature Center offers a nature-immersive on site preschool and a variety of programs to meet your school’s needs using authentic outdoor learning experiences. Try a free-with-admission program in the Nature Center’s expansive nature playscape, or sign up for a Saturday class.
Located atop the rolling hills of Mt. Lookout, the Cincinnati Observatory is home to the world’s oldest telescope still in use nightly by the general public. It is a fully functioning 19th century observatory used daily by the public and amateur astronomers, civic organizations, teachers and students, and history buffs. Their Outreach Program has delivered hundreds of programs to area schools, scout meetings, libraries, and nursing homes, or an astronomer can visit your class!
Hill-top parks with spectacular views, a 1,459-acre forest to explore, Krohn Conservatory’s year-round greenery, nature centers that host family programs, architectural gems to host your special event, picnic areas galore, enclosed dog parks: these are some great features of Cincinnati Parks! Programs and events available year round!
Where the World is your Classroom! The Zoo is the only place to meet over 500 animal and 3,000 plant species. The Zoo is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants, and engages in research and conservation projects worldwide! Field trips to the Zoo are available year round every day of the week. Admission is only $6 per student* and one adult per ten students is free. Learn More about visiting the Zoo.
Coney Island is home to world-famous Sunlite Pool, thrilling waterslides, classic rides and much more. Spend the day at Coney that’s sure to be fun for the whole family!