Scouts Honor Weekend
November 7th - 8th
During Scouts Honor Weekend, Newport Aquarium admission is only $11 per person for all Scouts, their families and friends. Get the whole group together and enjoy the day exploring tanks filled with exotic sea life from around the world. All Scouts receive an Aquarium patch when they arrive. Scouts of all ages will enjoy this weekend!
All Scouts Honor Weekend tickets must be purchased before the event. Scouts Honor Weekend tickets are not available at the front gate.
If you have a group of 20 or more, please register using the form or by phone (859) 815-1423.
Exciting Additional Experiences for Scouts Honor Weekend:
Backstage Animal Experience
- $12 per person (Must Pre-register)
A savings of $3 per person. Just one more new thing to see and do at Newport Aquarium! 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. Led by a seasoned Animal Experience Specialist, your 45-minute Backstage Animal Experience will allow you to see our giant Shark Tank, Coral Reef Tank and Amazon River Tank from the top down. You will visit our new jellyfish nursery and ever-changing quarantine tanks. You will learn all about how our divers, veterinary lab and water quality lab help keep our animals healthy. You will learn how we feed animals and what we do to prepare them to travel or move from tank to tank. Your tour will include a hands-on meeting with one of the animals from our public-education collection.
Backstage is a dynamic, working environment, so you never know what you will see. Each tour is unique and filled with new discoveries, from divers in fins to animals in transport.
Offered both days at 11:00am, 1:00pm, or 3:00pm.
Get up-close and personal with a Penguin Encounter - $25 per person (Must Pre-register)
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.
Offered both days at 11:00am, 12:00pm, or 2:00pm.
All About Otters Fin-stitute Class
Learn everything you've ever wanted to know about Otters! This Finstitute class is taught by a WAVE Foundation instructor and classroom tickets are just $6 per guest. Newport Aquarium admission ticket required to participate in this class.
Call (859) 815-1423 for details and to purchase your tickets. Space is limited.