Freedom Center reopens in-exhibit theaters and Implicit Bias Learning Lab

CINCINNATI – There’s even more to visit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The Freedom Center announced it will reopen its in-exhibit theaters and Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias Learning Lab with limited capacities starting October 14. The eternal flame terrace on the third floor will also reopen.

The Freedom Center is reopening four theaters within its exhibits as part of an expanded phased opening in response to COVID-19. Each theater will have reduced seating capacity to allow for proper social distancing and will be cleaned between showings. Brothers of the Borderland, From Slavery to Freedom and The Struggle Continues will all reopen October 14.

The Freedom Center is also reopening its Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias Learning Lab. The Learning Lab is a safe space for guests to learn about the blind spots that can compromise our professional and personal decisions. The Learning Lab encourages bold, perhaps uncomfortable, self-reflection and open dialogue about what we can do both as individuals and a society to make our world a more equitable place for all.

Guests can also enjoy the stunning view from the eternal flame terrace on the third floor. The terrace overlooks the Ohio River, nicknamed the River Jordan by those fleeing enslavement. The river represents the final obstacle in their journey of self-emancipation and continues to hold symbolic value today. The Freedom Center’s location on the banks of the Ohio River is a deliberate reminder of the river’s and Cincinnati’s place on the path to freedom in the era of the Underground Railroad.

All films and the Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias Learning Lab are included with admission. The Freedom Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Timed tickets are required for entry to manage capacity and allow for proper social distancing. Visit freedomcenter.org to reserve tickets or for more information.

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