Special Online Only Offer!
Celebrate Like A Kid
Now through December 25, discover the magic of Newport Aquarium’s Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa and explore the holidays from beneath the sea.
To celebrate the kid in all of us, adults get in for the same price as kids, an $8 savings!
November 25 – December 31
Daily from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
Discover the magic of Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa® as Newport Aquarium presents a holiday celebration under the sea. It’s an experience that's overflowing with enchantment and fun experiences the whole family will love.
Join the fun as Scuba Santa fills his air tank with magic bubbles - and sends them throughout the Aquarium creating an enchanted Water Wonderland. Be amazed as you're surrounded by lights and bubbles dancing to holiday music in Shark Ray Bay Theater, where you'll also have the opportunity to meet Scuba Santa one-on-one.
The undersea celebration continues with holiday music and more magical bubbles as you journey through the Seahorses: Unbridled Fun Gallery, where the ceiling is filled with hundreds of twinkling sea creature lights. The white gators in Gator Alley are having fun with a truckload of seasonal cheer and special decorations. Now even Mighty Mike loves the holidays.
The all-new Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa is a truly wondrous experience where families connect and interact with the magic of an undersea holiday celebration.
Family Fun Activities Free with Admission:
Meet Scuba Santa®
You can join one of Scuba Santa’s elves in song in the Shark Ray Bay Theater and meet and talk to Scuba Santa one-on-one to tell him what you want for Christmas while making a special holiday memory to last a lifetime.
Scuba Santa’s® Post Office
You’ll find Scuba Santa’s Post Office in the Kroger Penguin Palooza, where the penguins spread their own special brand of holiday cheer. At Scuba Santa’s Post Office, you can write your holiday wish on a magic bubble and drop it in Scuba Santa’s Mailbox.
No Scuba Santa® on Christmas Day. Schedule days/times subject to change without notice.
Enjoy Breakfast With Scuba Santa!
Scuba Santa Breakfast
Advance Purchase Only
December 11th, 8:00 a.m.
Enjoy Newport Aquarium early entry, where you and your family will be treated to a magical Shark Ray Bay meet and greet with Scuba Santa and pre-breakfast snack in the Shore Gallery.
Then, journey to the aquarium’s Riverside Room, overlooking the Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati skyline, for a buffet style breakfast. During and after breakfast, kids will be invited to create their own unique aquatic holiday ornament to remember their day meeting Scuba Santa and visiting Newport Aquarium.
This event includes all-day access to Newport Aquarium and Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa.
There are several ways to purchase tickets at the special passholder price. Make sure you have your Annual Pass Cards convenient and complete the following steps.
- Click on 'Buy Now' to be taken to the Newport Aquarium online store.
- Log on or Create your account here
- Go to ‘My Profile’
- Input your Annual Pass number and phone number in the space provided and hit 'save'.
- Choose the number of tickets you would like to purchase, hit continue and follow the steps from there to check out.
Call 1-800-406-3474 and ask for Scuba Santa Breakfast.
Visit the ticket window during your next visit.
Your non-refundable payment is due when you make your reservation.