Cincinnati Museum Center

Monday was going to be our stay-at-home day since the rest of the week is full, but I made the last minute decision to visit the Cincinnati Museum Center and we were not disappointed.

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Samuel called dibs on picking the first exhibit, so we started with the dinosaurs. One of the things we really liked about this museum that we haven’t seen in others, the staff working on projects, such as cleaning fossils.

I wish I could’ve gotten a better picture, but it was difficult with the glass, light, and kids that were not mine running back and forth. It was still very cool to watch.

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Our next stop, the caves! And I regretted that decision a minute after being down there. The man working the station told us we would walk through tight spaces, but I was not expecting to only have a couple inches of room between myself and the walls! The kids handled it much better than me. I tried not to let on too much, but I felt like I might lose it several times. This is what he should’ve said…

“If you have asthma, are claustrophobic, do not like the dark and strangers breath on your neck, you might not want to go into the caves.”

I was praying walking through those tight spaces, and we didn’t have many stretches of open space before feeling like we were about to be squished to death again.

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Blue Lobster. He was pretty, so I had to get a picture.

Blue Lobster. He was pretty, so I had to get a picture.

The replica of the old Cincinnati Skyline was my favorite. I wanted to climb in there and play with the cars and tiny people. They had a boat on the river, a fire station, neighborhoods, people flying airplanes in the park, cargo trains, the works!
A LOT of thought went into creating this exhibit.

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I’ve been learning my new camera lens and feel like I’m learning how to use my camera all over again!

Ava asked for my camera and took some pretty good pictures of me and her siblings while we walked through more exhibits. The six photos after the one of her are all the ones she took.

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Inside of the trolley.

Inside of the trolley.

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Can you see the faces?

Can you see the faces?

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The Pharaoh exhibit will be there until August. It was included in general admission, so I plan to visit again.

The Pharaoh exhibit will be there until August. It was included in general admission, so I plan to visit again.

Turtles and fish in the Kid Zone area.

Turtles and fish in the Kid Zone area.

Kiah was fascinated by the rocks and minerals room. She liked being able to look and read through the book matching the items on the table.

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Back to where we started. This room was right next to the dinosaur exhibit. It was really crowded the first time we came through, but it was mostly empty with only 45mins left until closing.

No idea what this thing was called, but even the staff couldn’t resist playing with it when they walked by. You let it build up and after pushing it, that cloud like stuff shot straight out. It formed a hollowed out circle and that went all the way up to the ceiling.

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The silver center was constantly spinning. The goal was to put your ring in and see if you could get it to stay upright.

The silver center was constantly spinning. The goal was to put your ring in and see if you could get it to stay upright.

We had a really good time and it was only an hour drive for us.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. I’ll have a page up toward the end of the month on Unschooling Resources, and this along with several other places will be added to it. As the weather warms, I would like to have lunch or dinner at Newport on the Levee, and see what else we can get into there.