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Visitor Tips

Typically our busiest days are holidays and summer vacation, which may create timed-entry.

Skip the ticket lines! Buy your tickets now and print them at home. This allows you to bypass the ticket window line.

Additional Experiences

Customer Service

General Information:
Toll Free: 1-800-406-3474

Groups Information:

Buy One Get One Free
Penguin Encounters and Backstage Animal Experiences

Treat yourself to a unique animal experience when you visit Newport Aquarium, and share that moment with someone special for one low price!

Monday through Thursday, April 14 – May 8, you can buy one Penguin Encounter or Backstage Animal Experience and get one FREE!

Penguin Encounter: 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. Learn More

Backstage Animal Experience: Step behind the scenes to see how our we care for thousands of marine animals in a million gallons of salt and fresh water. Learn More

This offer is only available April 14 through May 8.


Add one of these premium experiences to your visit today:
Penguin Encounter $25
Annual Passholder Penguin Encounter $20
Backstage Animal Experience


Annual Passholder Backstage Animal Experience

Note:Offer not valid on gift certificate purchases. Due to limited capacity, it is recommended that you buy your tickets in advance by clicking on the link below or calling 1-800-406-3474. Annual Passholder discounts apply. When purchasing tickets online, you must include your Annual Pass number when you create your account. Penguin Encounters and Backstage Animal Experiences do not include admission to Newport Aquarium.

  • Each guest must have their own ticket
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. These experiences are recommended for children ages 4 and older.
  • For Penguin Encounters, Adults may bring infants up to 25 pounds with them free of charge, in a Snuggli-style front baby carrier. If you need one, we provide carriers in the lobby free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tours are limited. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive at least ten minutes early. The tours run on a strict schedule to allow the greatest amount of time for your experience. Late arrivals will forfeit their tickets. Tickets are non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled, and do not include admission to Newport Aquarium.