Home to thousands of animals spread over 70 different exhibits, Newport Aquarium represents one of the Midwest's premier displays of aquatic species, including the rare bowmouth guitarfish. The aquarium boasts 14 galleries, each focused on a specific theme, including the Frog Bog, Gator Alley, the Amazon, Coral Reef, and more. The site's jellyfish exhibit is a centerpiece and one of the largest of its kind in the country. If you're a shark fan, don't miss Shark Central, where you can pet and feel several resident shark species. Check the online schedule of events for information regarding special talks, exhibits, and group activities. Make Newport Aquarium a part of your Newport vacation plans using our Newport sightseeing planner.
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Awesome visit here! We spent almost three hours here with our toddler and he loved it. Recommend going early for less crowds, as we had sooooo much availability to get up and see exhibits without... more »
My daughter (8) saw the shark bridge online and wanted to go while we were in the area. I didn't do very much research and thought it was just a tiny little aquarium but it was huge! It just kept... more »
This place is awesome! Family friendly, educational and PLENTY of places to eat around. 💕 2 and under get in free and it's like 21 per adult. It's awesome to go and spend the day. Tad chilly inside long sleeves were comfy but they have places where you have to dip your whole arm into the water to touch animals. SO! Up to you on attire I suppose. 😊
So much fun. A bit costly but once you step inside you see the value in the ticket. A great layout and excellent showing of various aquatic species. Be sure to stop by the massive floor to ceiling glass viewing area to see where the big fish swim. Great for kids, families or anyone looking to enjoy.
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