Family Fun in Cincinnati

So much to do, so much to see in Cincinnati. Linda Antus, President & CEO of Cincinnati USA, tells us more!

Newport Aquarium


Stingray Hideaway: Enter Their World, opens in May

–    The only immersive stingray experience of its kind in North America.

–    Touch stingrays in the 17,000-gallon stingray touchpool with two dozen stingrays.

–    Visitors can watch stingrays swimming from below the water’s surface via long tunnels in the exhibit.

–    Tropical island habitat surrounds touchpool complete with iguanas and lizards.

Shark Bridge

–    Walk just inches above the sharks on this 75-foot-long rope bridge suspended over the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit.

–    More than 2 million people have crossed! Do you dare?

Newport Aquarium Package

– Includes hotel accommodations and tickets to the Newport Aquarium.

–    Select from various hotels in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.


Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Zoo Babies, May 1-31

–    Celebrate the zoo’s newest arrivals all month long!

–    Including: African Painted Dog pups, tiger cubs, baby giraffes, and more.


National Geographic Photo Ark, May 19-August 20

–    Cincinnati Zoo is one of only three locations hosting this traveling exhibition.

–    Many of the images that will be on display throughout the venue were taken at the Cincinnati Zoo.

–    Photos are by National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore (pronounced sar-tor-ee) who is documenting every animal species found in zoos around the world.

Feed the giraffes, daily animal encounters, ride the train, take a spin on the carousel or enjoy a show in the 4-D Theater.

Cincinnati Zoo Package

–    Includes hotel accommodations and tickets to the Cincinnati Zoo.

–    Select from various hotels in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.



Star Wars and the Power of Costume at Cincinnati Museum Center

Opens May 25.

Smithsonian traveling exhibit featuring more than 60 costumes from the Star Wars films including:

–    Darth Vader’s suit and breathing apparatus

–    Chewbacca’s yak hair and mohair costume

–    Queen Amidala’s elaborate gowns

–    Monk-like robes of Jedi masters

Explore the creative process through concept drawings, behind-the-scenes videos and the final costume designs.

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