CINCINNATI -- Before the grand reveal of the fully restored Union Terminal, the iconic building will close for building inspections before it reopens to the public.
Union Terminal, including the Cincinnati Museum Center, will be closed Oct. 22-Nov. 1, according to a news release. The city treasure will officially reopen next month after a $228 million restoration -- the first in the building’s 85-year history.
During the nearly three-year restoration project, construction crews restored some of the iconic artwork, rebuilt the fountain in front of the building and updated the mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Those systems will be put through a final round of testing before the building reopens as well.
The building will partially reopen on Nov. 2 for the following:
- The Duke Energy Children’s Museum
- Chocolate: The Exhibition
- GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World
The totally refreshed Union Terminal officially reopens Nov. 17. The public will be introduced to the brand new Dinosaur Hall in the Museum of Natural History & Science, and you may be looking forward to the return of the Duke Energy Holiday Trains.
According to a Cincinnati Museum Center spokesperson, more galleries will open in phases over the next several years.