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Annual Pass Events

Your Newport Aquarium Annual Pass is your 'passport' to exclusive passholder-only events.

These events are announced solely via email invites and through the website. If we do not have your email, send it to so you can be invited to all of your exciting, upcoming opportunities to enjoy Newport Aquarium!

Coming Soon:

Mermaids Pirates Meet Greet

Mermaids & Pirates Saturday Early Entry

On September 30th, October 7 and 14 we open our doors an hour early just for Annual Passholders to experience Mermaids and Pirates before we officially open to the public.

You’ll see a mermaid swimming in the Amazon Tunnel, get to talk to one and have your picture taken in Shark Ray Bay Theater, and experience a swashbuckling pirate in Stingray Hideaway!

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Mermaid Pirate Ball

Mermaids & Pirates Ball Passholder Discounts

Experience Mermaids and Pirates at Newport Aquarium during this after-hours family-friendly costume party on Friday, Sept. 29.

Passholders enjoy a special price of $25.99 - That's a savings of $20 over the regular price!

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Mermaids Pirates Breakfast

Mermaids & Pirates Breakfasts Discounts

Enjoy breakfast with your family, Mermaids and Pirates in our Riverside Room overlooking a spectacular view of the Ohio River and Downtown Cincinnati.

Passholders receive a $23 discount!

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Water Wonderland

Water Wonderland With Scuba Santa

It’s time to kick-off the holiday season at Newport Aquarium!

Join us for a special Annual Passholder celebration on November 21st, where you’ll see Scuba Santa diving in the Surrounded by Sharks tank, tell him what you’d like for Christmas, and experience holiday-themed galleries throughout your visit.

Plus, enjoy Santa’s favorite holiday treat - milk and cookies!