The Cincinnati Museum Center is being recognized for excellence among museums.
It is now accredited by the American Association of Museums, an honor it says only 4.5 percent of museums nationwide achieve.
The museum had to conduct a year-long self study and pass a site visit. It generally takes three years to complete the process.
The Museum Center earned high marks for its youth programs and annual Learning Through Play conference.
The Cincinnati Art Museum, the Taft Museum of Art and the Zoo are also on the accredited list.