Cincinnati Museum Center hosts adults-only night at the museum

CINCINNATI – Spend an adults-only night at the museum as you raise a glass to invention, ingenuity and innovation. Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is hosting Layers of Creativity, its second annual party with a purpose, on November 19, 2021. All proceeds from the event support CMC’s Champion More Curiosity campaign. Tickets are on sale now.

With bars on every level and a variety of delicacies from the city’s culinary experts, Layers guests can enjoy exclusive after-hours access as they bar hop across three museums. Walk the cobblestone streets past an 1850s steamboat and beer hall as you raise your own stein of a local brew. Embrace your inner carnivore or herbivore as you graze in the shadow of dinosaurs and explore the prehistoric beasts along the Ice Age trail. And let our mad scientists delight your taste buds with liquid nitrogen-fueled foods and fizzing cocktails.

CMC’s first Layers event in 2019 welcomed over 600 guests throughout Union Terminal and, after a pandemic-induced delay, the event is back for 2021.
“For every person who wishes they could go back and be a kid at the museum again, now is your chance. Only this time you get to explore with a drink in your hand,” said Elizabeth Pierce, president & CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “Layers of Creativity is our opportunity to celebrate our city’s innovative spirit in an evening of revelry while supporting programming for the next generation of innovators.”

A series of explosive spectacles, live music, conversations with curators and paleontologists and other surprises to celebrate creativity in all its forms make for one unforgettable night at the museum. Layers of Creativity is your chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones, relive memories of field trips past and revel in culinary and cocktail excellence.

Layers of Creativity all-inclusive general admission tickets are $225 but early bird tickets are available through October 19 for $175. Premium tickets are available for $250, which includes one hour early admission, VIP access and exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences. All tickets include food, drinks, entertainment and access to CMC’s three museums and featured exhibitions. Visit to secure your ticket to the party of the year.

Layers of Creativity is made possible through the generous support of Bartlett Wealth Management, Lee and Allison Bushman, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Ernst & Young, Bob and Lori Fregolle, Kroger, Rhinegeist Brewery and Taft Law. Sponsorship opportunities are available until October 19.

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