Cincinnati Museum Center to Host One-of-a-Kind Gala to Celebrate 200 Years

'Layers of Wonder' invites guests to an evening of cocktails, bites, live music and entertainment.

Sep 10, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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This fall, the Cincinnati Museum Center is celebrating its legacy — which began more than 200 years ago with the founding of the Western Museum Society — with an extravagant party for the ages. 

Layers of Wonder will take place on Nov. 1, bringing expertly-crafted cocktails, divine bites, live music and entertainment to the museum for an enchanting evening of exploration and indulgence. 

“We’re celebrating our 200th anniversary at Cincinnati Museum Center in a way that showcases the depth of our organization and our collections, and also the many layers of awesomeness we have here," says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center.

“The party is a progressive, exciting journey through food, drink and museum content that moves everyone around the many layers of Union Terminal and around the layers of science, history and early childhood fun.”

The after-hours party will have bars on every level as well as bites from local culinary favorites for guests to enjoy while they peruse the various exhibits of the museum. 

"Walk the cobblestone streets past an 1850s steamboat and beer hall as you feast on a rustic Cincinnati staple and raise a stein of your favorite local brew. Sneak into a 1930s speakeasy to enjoy a Manhattan and decadent desserts. Embrace your inner carnivore or herbivore as you graze in the shadow of dinosaurs and explore the nooks and crannies of The Cave with a spiked shaved ice in hand. And let our mad scientists delight your taste buds with liquid nitrogen-fueled foods and fizzing cocktails," a press release from the museum reads. 

Get your groove on at the silent disco, or opt to enjoy live music. There will also be an incognito sketch artist meandering throughout the celebration to capture moments of the evening. 

All-inclusive early bird tickets are available for $150 until Oct. 1, but increase to $200 until they're sold out. There are a limited number of $225 premium tickets which give guests exclusive bar access. Tickets for Cincinnati Museum Center members cost $150. Tickets include food, drinks and entertainment for the evening.

Nov. 1, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate.