The UnMuseum: The Perfect Cincinnati Spot To Take The Kids This Weekend


Know Before You Go

The UnMuseum is located on the 6th inside the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Museum (CAC).  The CAC is conveniently located downtown right across from Nada.  The official arts ambassador, Metrobot,  will greet you as you arrive! Admission to the museum and its galleries are free to the public. Parking was relatively easy as there are multiple parking garages located near the museum. Street parking is available, but that requires speed, agility and the luck of the Irish.  The museum does have unique hours so be sure to check them out before you go on their website.

Shark Girl at the Unmuseum at CAC


The UnMuseum

Looking into the infinity lights at the Unmuseum

The Exhibits

The exhibits found in the UnMuseum are unlike any you will find elsewhere in the city. This is because they give children a different perspective on art and it sparks their curiosity. Whether it is starring in an infinitely of lights, hopping aboard a crazy camper or making music in a bizarre manner there is something for everyone to explore.  You may even make a few new friends during your visit.exhibits at the unmuseum

Create Your Own Art

Play and Create at the Unmuseum

Art Making Space

In addition to their Please Play Area, the UnMuseum has a huge art-making space as well. Open the entire time the museum is open guests can go and make their own work of art.  Everything you need is available at your fingertips to create a glowing masterpiece. Parents love not having to worry about scheduled art times or extra fees.

Family Programs

Exploring the unique exhibits at the Unmuseum

If you are looking for a fun scheduled activity for your little one Family Art Play is a great addition. Every Thursday at 10:30 am this program incorporates storytelling, performance, and hands-on artmaking activities. The class is followed by some kid-friendly yoga in the UnMuseum but keep in mind that it is aimed at children 2-5. The cost is free for members and $5.00 for non-members.


A visit to the UnMuseum is a great indoor activity for those rainy, snowy days because it is educational and doesn’t cost a dime.  Check out our Cincinnati family favorites for more fun things to explore in our great city.


The UnMuseum: The Perfect Cincinnati Spot To Take The Kids This Weekend

14 thoughts on “The UnMuseum: The Perfect Cincinnati Spot To Take The Kids This Weekend”

  1. Oh, I’ll totally come here next trip to Cincy. This looks like a blast! What month were the cheap flights from KC to Cincinnati again? 🙂

  2. How fun! What a great idea to kids interested in art through creative play. I think the name, the “UnMuseum” is priceless for those who equate “museums” with boredom. I don’t have kids, but I want to go to the “please play” area.

  3. What a fun place to visit for both adults and kids, I love it when these places are so interactive I think it really has more of an impact when you can really get hands on.

  4. Sounds like a fun place not only for kids but for adults too. Will pass this info to one of friends who is visiting Cincinnato soon.

  5. This interactive museum sure looks like fun. I wish there were such places in my city, I would definitely go there. It would be a great and unique experience for kids as well as adults.

  6. These kinds of places are just amazing. I love interactive museums, especially those geared to children to encourage creativity and play. Two thumbs up, Cincinnati! I wonder how many school field trips go here?

  7. This seems like an incredible museum! I don’t even have kids and I want to go. I love when museums make everything interactive and having the art making space is so great! By the way, I really love your writing “speed, agility and the luck of the Irish” made me chuckle.

  8. It is always a lot of fun to be a tourist in your own city! This looks like a great place for kids and that’s awesome that it’s free. If you ever go over to Indy, you should check out the children’s museum there. I have such fond memories of going there as a kid growing up in that area, and your post reminded me of that!

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