Opening Cincinnati: Attractions Announcing Plans to Re-Open

The light at the end of the shutdown tunnel seems to be in view.

We’re on Day 50+ of quarantine, and Governor DeWine is announcing plans for opening Cincinnati — slowly, through the Responsible ReStart Ohio PlanPlease note that even though places are opening back up, certain restrictions will most likely still be in place, so be sure to look into the details before planning your visit!


Update on 5/12: As of this week, local retailers and salons are open and following Ohio’s safety guidelines. 

Update on 6/6: This week, many local museums and attractions – including Cincinnati Museum Center – announced reopening dates. See below for details.

Blue Manatee

Curbside pickup is back! Curbside Pickup Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 2pm.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Set to reopen June 20! Museum will be open limited days and hours through early July (Thursdays from 11 am–8 pm and Fridays through Sundays, 11 am–5 pm). Members can enjoy extended hours — read more here.

Cincinnati Museum Center

Tentatively set to reopen July 17! CMC will be implementing timed tickets on exhibits and museums in order to keep guests safe. Read more here.

Cincinnati Zoo

Reopening to members starting June 10! Read about the Zoo’s phased reopening plan, and new health/safety policies, here.

Cincy Library Friends Warehouse

Warehouse closed — the Garage is open! Read all about this small pop-up bookstore here.

Cincinnati Nature Center

Rowe Woods and Long Branch Farm are open to the public! Preregistration for Rowe Woods is required; you’ll get a timed ticket for entry. More info available here.

Cincinnati Public Library

Returns now accepted at all locations, except Price Hill. Patrons can also place holds for physical books. Curbside pick-up open at numerous branches by appointment. Beginning the week of June 15th, access to computers, printers, and fax machines will be available at the downtown Main Library.

Clermont County Library

Clermont County Public Library is offering curbside pickup! More info here.

Entertrainment Junction

Reopening all indoor attractions (World’s Largest Indoor Train Display, kid’s play area, A-Maze-N FunHouse and Junction Hobbies & Toys) June 10. To celebrate, Entertainment Junction is offering their Do-It-All tickets for $13.95. All ticket types that expired after March 1 will now be valid thru July 31. First Class Boarding Pass members will receive 120 days to passes and can enjoy the “Bring-a-Friend-Free” promotion until June 30. More info, including safety procedures, here.

Great Wolf Lodge

Tentatively reopening after June 15.

Gorman Farm

Open for members — members must email/call to schedule a visit.

Holiday Auto Theatre

Open for the season! More info available here.

Holocaust & Humanity Center

Reopening July 17 — more info here.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Sadly, the Crestview Hills store has closed, but the Rookwood location is open. Curbside pickup is still available. Read more here.

Kenton County Library

Starting June 8, all library locations will be open with modified hours. Masks are encouraged and the libraries will be limiting the number of patrons who can visit, so you may have to wait to enter the building. Drive-thru service will remain in place — read more at

Kenwood Towne Center

Open since May 12. Read full details here.

King Arthur’s Court Toys

King Arthur’s Court is open Monday-Saturday, 10 am-7 pm, and Sunday, 11 am-6 pm. For anyone who may have concerns about public shopping, King Arthur’s will still be providing curbside pickup for phone orders.

Pyramid Hill

Open only to members — 10 am-4 pm Monday through Saturday. Stay updated on their website for further reopening plans. In June and July, Pyramid Hill will be open to the public for certain events and activities.

Taft Museum

Still closed; look for an announcement mid-June regarding summer reopening.

We will continue to update this information as more details become available.

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