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Stroller Policy:

Strollers may be restricted on our most popular days. Please check our stroller calendar prior to your visit if you need the use of a stroller. Backpacks and baby carriers are available on loan in the lobby free of charge for children less than 30 pounds. Wagons are not permitted at any time.

Visit Early:

Weekends and Holidays are traditionally our busiest time and we tend to be less busy earlier in the day. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and ticket sales end at 5 p.m. We do offer extended hours on specified weekends in January and February, please check our hours of operation for more details.

Buy your Tickets Online:

Choose your date and time and skip the ticket line when you purchase your tickets in advance. Buy Now.

Bag Check:

All guests entering Newport Aquarium are subject to bag inspection conducted by Newport Aquarium designated security personnel. More information can be found here.

Visit on a Weekday:

Weekdays (except for holiday Mondays) are the best time to visit because that’s when you can see extra cool stuff like our biologists feeding, training and interacting with the animals in their care. For example the Shark Tank is fed Monday – Wednesday at 11 a.m. and our famous Shark Rays are fed Monday – Friday at 1:30 p.m. Visit our calendar for more information about our daily activities.

Download the Connect Cincinnati app:

Take advantage of Free WiFi provided by Cincinnati Bell. Prior to your visit, download the Connect Cincinnati mobile app and get connected to Fioptics Free WiFi at Newport Aquarium and around the city.