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February 25, 2024

New Happenings in NKY

We picked some of our favorite happenings in Northern Kentucky this year!

(Feature photo by Amanda Ciani)

Newport Aquarium

Make underwater discoveries with Newport Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Freshwater Falls. This exhibit features 13 unique fish tanks and rippling waterfalls. Also new at the Aquarium is a baby epaulette shark — guests also get the chance to name the new baby shark this summer. This fall, Mermaids return to the aquarium (Sept. 27 – Oct. 13) and Scuba Santa visits to see who’s been naughty or nice this winter (Nov. 29 – Dec. 31). Call 1-800-406-3474 or visit


GameWorks Newport


GAMEWORKS at Newport on the Levee has a new feature attraction. With 20 brand new Alienware Gaming PC’s, The eSports Lounge gives gamers the chance to compete nationally for huge prizes. Fifteen console gaming options and over 100 game options insure there is a game for everyone. There are plenty of new game options on the Gameworks floor this summer for everyone! Call 859-581-7529 or visit


Jump! Zone Florence

Jump! Zone Florence

Let the kids burn up some energy by bouncing, climbing and sliding on inflatables at JUMP! ZONE FLORENCE. This location is under new management with great upgrades including more seating for parents, gross motor sensory activities, two HUGE new inflatables set to be delivered this summer, an upgraded toddler zone for youngsters 5 years old and younger. For more information, call 859-282-6444 or visit for more details.

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).