Must See Cincinnati Theaters and Museums

Cincinnati has everything with museums featuring everything from science and history to fine art and culture. Combine that with a theater scene full of a diverse schedule of performances, productions, and entertainment and your next Cincinnati vacation has something for everyone.

Things to Do in Cincinnati: Museums

Cincinnati Museum Center

Explore the world around you and learn about the city’s history at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Visit the Museum of Natural History & Science, the OMNIMAX Theater, the Cincinnati History Museum, or Duke Energy Children’s Museum – all located within Union Terminal!

Cincinnati Art Museum

A 6,000-year span of art resides at the Cincinnati Art Museum. There’s everything from African art to contemporary, to fabrics and textiles, to musical instruments. Best of all, admission is always free.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Starting with the Underground Railroad heroes from the era of slavery in America, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center celebrates those who have used their courage to promote liberty. History exhibits take you back and forth in time to explore causes for freedom all around the world.

Contemporary Arts Center

See contemporary art in all its forms at the Contemporary Arts Center. Rotating exhibitions keep every visit fresh and new. Right now, see photographs by Roe Ethridge; Solar Bell, an installation that fuses design, architecture, and science; and more.

American Sign Museum

Get a guided tour of one of the most unique Cincinnati attractions, the American Sign Museum. Neon signs, store signs, restaurant signs, product signs, and more tell stories of our culture, technology, and commerce over the years.

Cincinnati Fire Museum

At The Cincinnati Fire Museum, learn about Cincinnati’s firefighting history in a 1905 firehouse. See artifacts from firefighting days of yore, and learn about historic fires fought in the area.

Cincinnati Theaters

Aronoff Center for the Arts

Something Rotten! is a Broadway hit that takes the audience to 1595, where the Bottom brothers are attempting to write a hit play, but end up creating the first musical.
From April 4-16, Matilda the Musical will delight viewers of all ages. Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, the musical introduces you to Matilda, the bookworm with an extraordinary gift that helps her stand up to a dictator-like headmistress and her horrible family.
Mamma Mia! is one of the most popular modern musicals, with beloved songs and characters, as well as charm and heart. See this Broadway gem from March 10-12.

Taft Theatre

The Wizard of Oz is the classic tale of Dorothy Gale, her journey to Oz, and a wicked witch. Now it has been adapted for the stage, making it a perfect show for the kids. Public performances will run on February 11-12 and 17-19 with afternoon and evening shows.

February 24-26, see a huge star from Broadway, Sutton Foster, perform with the Cincinnati Pops. They’ll present musical standards as well as music from Cole Porter’s songbook.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has lots of upcoming events. See them perform Gershwin and Ravel on March 9 and 11-12 with the headliner Rhapsody in Blue.

Stay at Cincinnati hotels during your vacation so you can take your pick of Cincinnati attractions. Cincinnati Marriott Northeast is close to area theaters and has a  Book Now and Save promotion that gets you a discount on best available rates when you book in advance.