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High atop the glass-fronted Cincinnati Museum Center sits a door few people ever get to see. It's marked "Door Number S-404."

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The clock is ticking on getting the Union Terminal timepiece tick-tocking again. It was removed last year for cleaning and maintenance and is scheduled to be reinstalled beginning Monday.

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Somewhat similar to the Tyrannosaurus, the Cincinnati Museum Center's new dinosaur, Torvosaurus, is the only one of its kind. Until the fossilized remains were found largely intact in 2013, researchers had only uncovered random bones.

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The Union Terminal Restoration Advisory Committee reports to Hamilton County Commissioners Monday morning. The message will be the $228 million project is on time and on budget, and taxpayers haven't been asked for more money.

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After more than a decade since planning began, repairs aimed at preserving Cincinnati's historic Union Terminal are nearly complete. Now other communities are looking to learn from what's being done here.

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As the Union Terminal restoration nears completion, the Cincinnati Museum Center will close for a week to allow work crews to finish some big projects.

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Editor's note: As of August 24, the clock installation has been moved from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31 and September 4.

The widely recognizable clock gracing the Union Terminal facade will soon return to its lofty perch. The more than 80-year-old timepiece got a sprucing up as part of the Cincinnati Museum Center restoration.

The Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates the Swing Era on August 11 with their 1940's Day event at Lunken Airport. 

Holocaust Center 'Breaks Ground' On New Home

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Construction is underway on a new Holocaust & Humanity Center inside the Cincinnati Museum Center.

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A clock that was housed under a bubble in the Town Center parking garage at 1223 Central Parkway (home to CET and WVXU) will soon return home to Union Terminal. Workers removed it Thursday morning.

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After 18 years of uncovering, cleaning, studying and preserving, a rare dinosaur skeleton is ready to be seen by the public for the first time. The Cincinnati Museum Center's newest exhibit, a Galeamopus, is one of just three to ever be found.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center's Children's Museum is alive again with the sound of little voices. It reopened Friday morning after closing in November as part of the Union Terminal restoration.

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When the Cincinnati Children's Museum reopens next week, Union Terminal visitors are going to see a lot of changes, starting with the familiar orange wall at the bottom of the first escalator. It's not there anymore.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center is unveiling "a display of Jurassic proportions" May 15 -- National Dinosaur Day -- at Rhinegeist Brewery that's "a spectacle 150 million years in the making."

Gee, what could it be?

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Eight steel beams weighing 12,000 pounds each are being installed to structurally secure expansion joints as part of the restoration and renovation underway at Union Terminal.

The calendar may still say winter, but the summer months will be here soon, meaning now is the time to make plans for your kids during their school break. 

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2018 will see one local museum moving from its current home to the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. 

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Driving past Union Terminal, you may have noticed the familiar red and white Art Deco clock face is missing. Don't fret, it's just out for restoration and will be back in place soon.

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The ongoing reconstruction of the Cincinnati Museum Center means the utilization of new space. Museum CEO Elizabeth Pierce says with more efficient utilities, the center has room to grow. She says that means new classrooms and expanded exhibits around the Public Landing.

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A 17th century collection of William Shakespeare's original works is the centerpiece of a new exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

To commemorate the opening of the new Cincinnati Shakespeare Company theatre, they are teaming with the Cincinnati Museum Center to present a temporary exhibit featuring a First Folio, one of 234 original published copies of Shakespeare's works. 

Toy historian Gary Darna has created a digital catalog of toy collectibles, including those with local ties from Kenner and Hasbro

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The Cincinnati Museum Center is getting ready to open Star Wars and the Power of Costume. Museum and Smithsonian employees uncrated some very recognizable items Friday. C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8 are part of the exhibit which opens next week.

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There's big news for the Union Terminal restoration project. In simple terms, Bank of America is buying the project's federal historic tax credits for a net amount of around $31 million.

That's roughly $9.8 million more than budgeted.

There is a lot happening at the Cincinnati Museum Center these days, including the restoration of its Union Terminal home and preparations for an upcoming blockbuster exhibit.

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If you've been wondering about the white facing going up along the Union Terminal facade, we have an answer for you.

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Star Wars and the Power of Costume is the next big exhibit scheduled at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Museum Center CEO Elizabeth Pierce announced the exhibition Monday morning with a fanfare of John Williams' music performed by a Cincinnati Pops quintet, and flanked by two Stormtroopers.

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The Union Terminal restoration project is missing out on another round of state historic tax credits. Ohio handed out awards Tuesday to 18 projects, including eight in Southwest Ohio, but the Cincinnati Museum Center isn't on the list.

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Here's a bit of a mystery for you now. Journalists on a behind-the-scenes tour last week traipsed to a far corner on the lowest level of Union Terminal, past the boilers and chillers. They were there to see the building's new electrical system, part of the $212 million renovation currently underway.

But something else drew their attention.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center's Children's Museum is open once again after a brief closure. The temporary shutdown was part of the ongoing Union Terminal renovation.

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