The Woods exhibit closes temporarily for new aquarium installation

. January 6, 2014

Rest of the Duke Energy Children’s Museum remains open and ready for you

CINCINNATI – Beginning January 6, the Woods area of the Duke Energy Children’s Museum will be closed as Penelope, Bodie and their friends, Cincinnati Museum Center’s resident turtles, begin construction on their new home. By installing a bigger aquarium Cincinnati Museum Center will give you an even better look at the life above and below the water for fish and reptiles in our own backyards. The Woods will be open on a limited basis during construction and will reopen fully in the spring.

As Penelope and Bodie welcome more and more visitors every year, they need to expand so everyone can see them and their fish friends. Their new aquarium will hold more water and offer a better view for visitors looking for a glimpse into the worlds of our fish and reptile friends. It will also allow Penelope and Bodie to come out of their shells a little more as they explore their new surroundings.
But don’t worry, there’s still plenty to do in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum while we install our new aquarium. Go grocery shopping at Kroger, visit a diner and stop by the post office before you visit the veterinarian at the Banfield Pet Hospital in Kids’ Town. Toddlers and infants can slide through the barn, fish from a row boat, gather around the Story Tree and create their own puppet shows in Little Sprouts Farm. And of course you can still fill the Big Bucket to ring the bell and cause a ball shower in the Energy Zone.

And of course you can always join us for one of our great programs in the Children’s Museum. Unleash your inner artist with Young at Art where your little Da Vinci or Michelangelo can create their own masterpieces. Travel around the globe and discover the people, places and things that make each culture unique with Where in the World? Or challenge your body and mind by getting up and being active with Let’s Move!

The Woods will reopen on a limited basis in early February but will close again in March for the final installation of our new aquarium. In the meantime, brush up on local history in the Cincinnati History Museum and visit our other animal friends in the Museum of Natural History & Science. Penelope and Bodie will debut their new aquarium with a housewarming party in the spring. We hope to see you there!

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