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!

New Stingray Hideaway – Passholder Preview Party

May 3, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Stingray Hideaway

As a Newport Aquarium Annual Passholder, you’ll be the first to sea, touch and explore the world of stingrays from above and below the surface. Mark your calendars- the Stingray Hideaway: Enter Their World Passholder Preview Party is May 3rd, from 6:00 – 9:00p.m.

  • Sweet treats provided by Sharky’s Cafe
  • Animal Encounters provided by the WAVE Foundation
  • Meet Rocky, Newport Aquarium’s lovable Rockhopper penguin mascot
  • ...and much more!

About Stingray Hideaway: Enter Their World

Stingray Hideaway is a highly interactive new experience where you’ll discover one of the ocean’s most mysterious animals from above and below the water’s surface and even have the opportunity to touch them.

The exhibit will feature a variety of rays including Cownose Rays, Southern Stingrays and Yellow Stingrays. They will be joined by other sharks, angelfish, tangs and hogfish. Rounding out the experience, explore the tropical island habitat around the touchpool featuring land-dwelling creatures like iguanas and lizards. It’s the only stingray experience of its kind in North America!

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Coming Soon:

Penguin Show

Fall Passholder Appreciation Days

During Passholder Appreciation Days, August 19-27, bring a friend for free and enjoy other special perks throughout the aquarium. 

Mermaid Early Opens

On September 30, October 7 and October 14, we open an hour early for passholders only to get a special look at our Mermaids. 
Scuba Santa

Scuba Santa

Meet Scuba Santa one-on-one in your exclusive event on November 21.