Photographic Opportunities/Events
In the Tri-State Area (Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana)

Location/Event Events & Dates Additional Information
Krohn Conservatory

(note may be closed on Mondays except during the Butterfly Exhibit)

No tripods. Too many people and close quarters. But - Check out the special dates & times for photographers.

Cincinnati ZOO

ZOO Blooms April.
ZOO Babies May
PNC Festival of Lights December
Cincinnati Museum Center

Note - You can not take photographs of special exhibits but you can take them elsewhere - including the fascinating Rotunda.
You can also take pictures in the following permanent venues:
Cincinnati History Museum ($$)
Museum of Natural History and Science ($$)
Duke Energy Children’s Museum - remember to get permission if they are not your children. ($$)
Holiday Junction Train Exhibit in December

Open Mon-Sat 10AM to 5 PM & Sun 11-6 PM
Parking is $6.00 per vehicle.

Newport Aquarium
Mainstrasse Village
Maifest – May-Weekend-dates vary
Goettafest – June-Weekend-dates vary
Oktoberfest – Sept-Weekend-dates vary
Check website for exact dates.
Appalachian Festival 42st Annual Festival ???? at Coney Island
Sailboat Regattas.

Cowan Lake near Wilmington - Planning events please check their website.

Most weekends they have Regattas(Racing Sailboats). It is customary to begin the race between 10 and noon and end about 4 PM.
World Peace Bell
425 York St., Newport, KY. Visitor’s center open M-F 10-4.  
Historic Riverside Drive All Year Has River views, Historic houses and sculptures.
St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Basilica. . Mon-Fri. 10 to 4 PM – no tours during Mass at 10 AM
Cincinnati Art Museum

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas,New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

From their website:
You are welcome to photograph and videotape in the permanent collection galleries, but lights or tripods are not permitted. Photography of temporary exhibitions, works on loan, works created after 1978, or works by living artists is not permitted.
Sketching and Copying
You are welcome to sketch with dry media. Copyists working with wet media may obtain a free permit at the Visitor Services Desk. Sketching and copying are not permitted of temporary exhibitions, works on loan, works by living artists, or works created after 1978."

– No tripods and not in special exhibits. ($ for parking)



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