The Cincinnati Museum Center is home to several museums. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Contributing Writer
Photo: Contributing Writer

Iconic fountain will be turned back on this week after 3 years

The Cincinnati Museum Center’s iconic fountain outside Union Terminal will flow again starting this week.

The fountain has been out of operation for the past three summers while the museum has undergone major renovations.

The fountain will be turned back on this Friday, May 17, at 10 a.m., the museum announced today in a press release. 

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After more a two-and-a-half year restoration to preserve historic Union Terminal, Cincinnati Museum Center reopened last November. 

For the first time in its 85-year history, Union Terminal received a full structural restoration. The primary goal of the $224 million project was to address significant water damage suffered over eight decades and to prevent future water penetration, according to the Museum Center.

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To achieve this goal, exterior masonry, windows, rooftops, the fountain and plaza were repaired, replaced and waterproofed. Historic spaces and artwork critical to the building’s historic fabric were also restored.

The Cincinnati Museum Center is home to The Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science and Cincinnati History Museum.

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Cincinnati's historic Union Terminal reopened Saturday, Nov. 17 after a $224 million restoration. The Art Deco style terminal now houses museums, exhibits, a movie theater and a Cincinnati history library and archives. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Photo: Tom Gilliam


What: Cincinnati Museum Center

Where: 1301 Western Ave. in Cincinnati

Hours: Cincinnati Museum Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Prices: Discovery Pass (access to The Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science and Cincinnati History Museum) is $14.50 for adults, $13.50 for seniors, $10.50 for children ages 3-12, $5.50 for children ages 1-2 and free for infants and museum members.  Featured exhibits and the Holocaust & Humanity Center can be added for a discounted "add-on" price or bought as individual tickets.

More info: Website

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