Free Fridays are back at Cincinnati Museum Center

. April 30, 2015

CINCINNATI – Free Fridays are back and this year they’re packed with more to do than ever before. Cincinnati Museum Center is hosting free admission from 4 to 8 p.m. five Fridays this summer: June 12, July 24, August 21, September 11 and October 23. Guests receive free admission to the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science and Duke Energy Children’s Museum.

Free Fridays give individuals who might not be able to visit Cincinnati Museum Center during regular hours an opportunity to experience the incredible museums and programming it has to offer. Last year’s Free Fridays welcomed over 17,000 guests. This year we’ve packed even more fun into Free Fridays by including Queen City Baseball: Diamonds and Stars and Treasures of Our Military Past in the free admission.

Queen City Baseball , open through September 7, tells the story of baseball in Cincinnati, from the early days of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings to the 1990 World Series Champions, and the many professionals and amateurs in between. Artifacts and archival documents, video and sound will have you calling for the peanut man as you step into the gallery and onto the field. Items included in the exhibit range from 19th century players contracts and payment records to autographed baseballs, bricks from Redland/Crosley Field to baseball cards from the early 20th century. Relive the 1919 World Series and the infamous “Black Sox Scandal” through archival newsreel footage and listen to the play-by-play call of announcer Waite Hoyt during his last broadcast in October 1965.

Treasures of Our Military Past , open through September 20, honors the men, women and organizations who have turned the tides of war and battled injustice around the globe for over 220 years. The exhibit offers a look inside Cincinnati Museum Center’s vast collections to tell the story of these men and women through uniforms, weaponry, equipment, photographs and documents. From the late-18th century campaigns out of Fort Washington to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the many conflicts in between, Treasures of Our Military Past honors those who sacrificed so much for people all over the world. The exhibit also features the Holt broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence from July 9, 1776, one of only four in the country and a piece of Museum Center’s collections since the 1870s.

But don’t stop there. Visit Science of Sports and get in the game! Lace up your tennis shoes, stretch out those muscles and work up a physical and mental sweat. Challenge your body and mind as you explore how incredible feats of athleticism are just science at work. Race your friends in a 10 meter sprint, see if your fastball is worthy of the majors, test your balance on a 10-cm balance beam or step in front of a green screen for a game of basketball, volleyball, soccer or hockey. Don’t worry if you didn’t break any records because Science of Sports will also teach you about the science behind these athletic feats as you prepare to fine tune your body and come back stronger and faster. Admission to Science of Sports is not included with Free Friday admission but is just $5 per adult or child during Free Fridays. Science of Sports is open through September 7.

Free Fridays are June 12, July 24, August 21, September 11 and October 23. Guests will receive free admission to the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science and Duke Energy Children’s Museum, as well as Queen City Baseball: Diamonds and Stars and Treasures of Our Military Past . Guests must obtain their free tickets from the Box Office. Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Admission to the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and the exhibition Science of Sports are not included. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org/events/free-fridays

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