Make your Newport Aquarium visit even better with additional activities you can participate in throughout the day.
And, from now to May 25, save 50% on Penguin Encounters and Backstage Animal Experiences from Monday to Thursday!
Backstage Animal Experience
Step behind the scenes to see how our professionals and volunteers care for thousands of marine animals in a million gallons of salt and fresh water.
Monday to Sunday at 1:30 with additional tours on Friday to Sunday at 3:30.
See the Newport Aquarium like never before.
Go behind the gallery walls and discover what it takes to run our aquarium. You’ll explore dynamic work environments from diver stations to animal acclimation areas.
Join one of our seasoned guides as they share their personal stories about the day-to-day lives of our fascinating animals, and learn about our exciting research and conservation efforts. Along the way you’ll have a hands-on encounter with one of our Educational Outreach animals and see our largest tanks from a fresh perspective.
You’re invited to visit The Penguin House, the backstage home of our African penguins.
Get up close and personal for this exclusive 20-minute encounter with these adorable birds.
Monday – Thursday 12:00, 12:30 and 1:00
Friday – Sunday 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 2:30 and 3:00
You are invited inside The Penguin House, the backstage home of our African penguins.
During this exclusive 20-minute encounter, you will talk with one of
our Animal Experience Specialists who handle these adorable birds. Watch
up close as the penguins waddle, wiggle and shake their tails.
You get to take pictures of the penguins, and maybe even touch one!
These penguins are from a temperate environment, so no coats are needed.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This experience is recommended for children ages 4 and older.