Cincinnati Museum Center: Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery & Maya: The Exhibition
Journey into space in the new permanent exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center, Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery, which celebrates the legacy of the historic Apollo 11 mission. The gallery features interactive elements, original equipment and artifacts from the mission and an immersive theater component.
Maya: The Exhibition uncovers a sophisticated civilization buried in the heart of the rainforest. For the first time in the United States, the mysteries of the Maya come to life through hundreds of artifacts that tell us the stories of their inventions that continue to shape our daily lives. The exhibit is open March 14-September 7, 2020.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden: Hops craft beer garden & Roo Valley
In between visits with Fiona at Hippo Cove and swinging through Jungle Trails, stop by Hops, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's new beer garden with a multi-tiered deck. Sip on a local brew from Fifty West, HighGrain, MadTree, Braxton and 3 Points; or enjoy something from the rotating national tap. Come spring 2020, the beer garden will have a great view of Roo Valley featuring a kangaroo walk-about (the zoo's first kangaroos!), a new penguin habitat and an adventure ropes course.
Coney Island: Cannonball Cove & Challenge Zone
Coney Island's new dive pool is open for splashes all summer long. Cannonball Cove features two 3-foot diving boards and one high dive with at over 9-feet tall with a dive depth of 12.9 feet.
New in 2020 is Challenge Zone, the largest Aquaglide pool obstacle course in the country. Obstacles include King of the Mountain (climb to the top, then slide on down), Freefall Extreme (a 10-foot-tall climbing wall connected to a slide), Foxtrot (a challenging balance beam) and more.
Formerly knowns as the Florence Freedom, Northern Kentucky's independent Frontier League team has a new look and a new name: The Florence Y'alls, for 2020. Take the family to a game at the UC Health Stadium for a mix of nostalgic charm and competitive baseball.
Kings Island: Orion roller coaster
Calling all thrill seekers! Kings Island welcomes Orion, the new giga coaster that is the park's tallest, fastest and longest steel coaster! Riders plummet down an exhilarating 300-foot first drop, sending them on a high-speed journey over seven more hills and 5,321 feet of track at speeds up to 91 mph.
Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center
Located within the walls of historic Union Terminal, the exact station where many Holocaust survivors passed through Cincinnati to begin their new lives, The Holocaust and Humanity Center teaches lessons from the past to inspire action for the future in today’s society. Learn through storytelling, interactive experiences, and genuine artifacts the struggle and hardships individuals faced during one of the darkest times of human history, and see how individuals now are taking action to ensure equality and create positive change in our community.
Newport Aquarium: Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels
Ark Encounter expansions
New Culinary Experiences
Brewing Heritage Trail
Eat & Drink at these New Hot Spots
The Cincinnati region continues to be a popular destination for foodies. Here are just some of the new restaurants, breweries, and bars that have opened in the past year: Wodka Bar OTR, Pendleton Parlor, Social OTR, Branch, Night Drop Bar, Libby's Southern Comfort, The Lonely Pine Steakhouse, Mikey's Late Night Slice with Oddfellows Liquour Bar, Sugarfire Smokehouse, Humble Monk Brewing Co., Holiday Spirits Bar with Forty Thieves, Hoppin' Vines and Fishbowl at the Banks.
The Cincinnati region — known as the beer capital of the world before Prohibition shut down all the breweries — is well on its way to regaining that title with more than 60 breweries today. Here are a few of the newest venues that have joined the ranks: Dead Low Brewing, Cincy Brewing Co., Braxton Barrell House, Big Ash Brewing and Highgrain Brewing. Cheers!