Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. You'll be amazed at all there is to see and do, including fun and interactive activities, like touching a shark or meeting a penguin.
Newport Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year and is located only two minutes from Downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee.
Have a safe and enjoyable experience while visiting Newport Aquarium.
- DO NOT enter into any restricted areas, including designed employee areas.
- Enter the aquarium through designated entrances during operating hours only.
- Use designated walkways and public access areas throughout the aquarium. Do not cross any fences, chains, landscape areas or other barriers
- Be attentive to your surroundings. Watch where you are walking. Walk, don’t run.
Riverfest Visitor Tips
Plan ahead and purchase your tickets online.
When you purchase your tickets online, you can pick your day of visit and time of entry. Last entry on September 3rd is 3:00 p.m.
Visit early in the day!
The Aquarium tends to be most popular in the afternoon.
Map out a plan.
For easy access to Newport Aquarium we recommend parking in the Newport on the Levee parking garage. Be aware that Special Event parking prices apply on Sunday, September 3rd after 12 pm.
If you are using a GPS, please use the address 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071 and it will take you directly into the Newport On The Levee garage.
Please note, there will be some parking restrictions and street closures as the Kentucky National Guard will be on hand to manage the guests attending the Western & Southern / WEBN Fireworks show in the evening.
Click here for more information on PARKING
Click here for information on City of Newport STREET CLOSURES. Please note that surrounding communities may have closures as well.
For additional tips regarding bag checks, timed entry, free wi-fi and more, please visit the More Tips page.