Celebrate creativity this summer by visiting a Greater Cincinnati museum. Whether you’re hanging out with colleagues and friends or spending some time with the kids, the exciting exhibits coming to town have got you covered on fun to have this summer.

Taft Museum of Art

“Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times,” is an exhibition that is currently on tour in North America through 2017 and it will be making a stop in Cincinnati this summer. The traveling exhibit will be on display at the Taft Museum of Art from July 2 to Sept. 25. Designed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, fashion lovers visiting the museum will experience a chronological costume showcase flaunting fashion from the popular television dramas PBS’s Downton Abbey. The fictional show characterized the exquisite evolution of fashion during the early 20th century. “Dressing Downton” features more than 40 periodic costumes, beginning with the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, moving through the turbulent era of World War I and ending with the jazz age and a new way of life. Taft Museum visitors can also get a glimpse of the 1700s from July 17 through Nov. 6 with the exhibition, “London at Large: A Wall Sized Map.” The large wall-sized map gives guests a great view of the great historic city.

Cincinnati Art Museum

Some of the most important African-American artists over the last three decades currently have art showcased at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Running until Aug. 28, “30 Americans” is an exhibit that highlights diversity through different cultural backgrounds and focuses on gender and racial issues. Through the art, visitors will experience the perspectives these artists have on racial identity.

For guests imagining a vacation in a big city, the travel time has been cut short. The Cincinnati Art Museum has a New York state of mind this summer, bringing the Big Apple close to home with a twist. Carl Solway is known for putting the Midwest on the art scene by introducing contemporary art in places other than New York and Los Angeles. “Not in New York: Carl Solway and Cincinnati” analyzes the impact Carl Solway has made in the art industry as well as in Cincinnati.

“These compelling artworks from the museum’s permanent collection connect to Solway’s transformative influence on the Cincinnati art scene,” says Director of Marketing and Communications Jill Dunne. This exhibit will have drawings, paintings, as well as multimedia on display until Oct. 30.

The “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” exhibit features 80 different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Learn about the roles feline creatures played in ancient Egyptian history from June 18 through Sept. 11. Visitors can also check out “Modern Cat” June 18 through Sept 11, as well as “Master Cats” July 11 through Sept 11.

Heritage Village Museum

Heritage Village Museum has been giving the community an 1800s feel since 1971. The village consists of 13 historic buildings relocated from areas around Southwest Ohio. These buildings are set up to look like they did in the 1800s to tell a story about Cincinnati’s history. “When you get a history book in school it says stuff like, ‘In 1820 it looked like this,’ but that’s misleading,” says Community Outreach Associate Director Dana Gagnon, since every place in the country didn’t look the same in the 19th century.

The annual Civil War Weekend will take place July 9-10. Both days are influenced by the Battle of Ball’s Bluff and focus on 1861. Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis also make an appearance as the village turns into reenactors of the Union and Confederate units.

With this year’s presidential election approaching, Heritage Village has something in store this summer. On Saturday, Aug. 20, the museum will host “1840s Whig Rally,” a political rally before the Civil War. Sen. Thomas Morris actually lived in one of the historic buildings in the village in the 1840s.

Another thing to look forward to is summer camp for the children. Heritage Village offers two summer camps for kids ages 6 through 12. The Pioneer Camp will take place June 13-17 and Aug. 1-5, and the Civil War Camp will take place July 18-22. Campers will learn about how children lived in the 1800s through games and activities. Pioneer Camp is primarily focused on the life of children during the 19th century. Campers will enjoy historic songs and dances, chores on the farm, candle dipping, weaving and cooking in the hearth kitchen. Civil War Camp consists of what childhood was like in Southwest Ohio during the Civil War. Activities from the 1860s include signal flags, paper art, secret code breaking and Civil War drills.

Behringer-Crawford Museum

An adventure zone is being revealed at the Behringer-Crawford Museum this June. NaturePlay@BCM will allow children to zip on a cruise line swing, discover prehistoric fossils and much more. “Children will be able to be very innovative. Kids can go outside in the outdoors and have fun and learn without knowing they’re learning,” says Communications Manager Sharen Kardon.

Also every Thursday night, there will be summer concerts. Music@BCM recognizes new talent around Northern Kentucky.

Running from June 4 to Aug. 28, “The Forgotten War: Northern Kentuckians in the Korean Conflict” is an exhibit that recognizes the veterans of the Korean War.

Children can also enroll in day camp at the Behringer-Crawford Museum. The museum is offering four different camps from June through August that give the children a chance to learn about history while having fun.