See below for options and descriptions.
To book a package for groups of 100 or more, please fill out the registration form. For smaller groups, please call 859-815-1423.
Educational programs must be booked two weeks in advance.
Field Experience Curriculum
Backstage Learning Experience
or Career Talk
All package levels include 1 complimentary chaperone admission per 10 student admissions
All visits are self-guided and must be booked two weeks prior to arrival.
A tax exemption form must also be provided to Newport Aquarium when registering. If no tax exemption form is provided, the order will be subjected to 6% Kentucky sales tax.
Package Add-On Option Details
NEW! Field Experience Curriculum
Newport Aquarium and the WAVE Foundation have partnered to develop fun and educational curriculum to meet state standards, customized for grades K-12. The program starts off with a personal greeting from Newport Aquarium staff who help launch students on a self-guided educational adventure through the aquarium. With provided worksheets and teacher’s guide in hand, students will study in the real world as they travel through the various exhibits. The Field Experience Curriculum is available for just $1 per student or adult additional to your admission ticket.
Choose 1 of the below additional experiences
Backstage Animal Experience (3rd-12th Grade) - Up to 15 people per tour
Step behind the scenes to see how our professionals and volunteers care for thousands of marine animals and a million gallons of salt and fresh water. This 30-minute experience will allow your students to see our Shark Tank, Coral Reef Tank and Amazon River Tank from the top down.
Career Talk (9-12) - Up to 15 people per tour
Students will explore the diverse career opportunities and professional fields of study within the aquarium. See what the professionals are up to as you go behind the scenes in this guided tour. This experience also includes up close animal encounters!
Each level 4 package receives 1 Penguin Encounter Admission
You are invited inside The Penguin House, the backstage home of our African penguins. During this exclusive 20-minute encounter open to 1st to 12th graders, 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.
Educator Annual Passes
Did you know that Educators can get a discounted Annual Pass with field trip registration for just $12? Bring a valid staff ID when your group arrives to purchase. Call (859) 815-1471 for more information.