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Plan Your Visit

Visitor Tips

Typically our busiest days are holidays and summer vacation, which may create timed-entry.

Skip the ticket lines! Buy your tickets now and print them at home. This allows you to bypass the ticket window line.

Newport Aquarium Hours:
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Extended Hours:
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

January 11, 18-20, 25

February 1, 8, 14-17, 22

April 4-6, 11-13, 18-20

  • Aquarium Hours

    Aquarium Hours & Calendar

    The Newport Aquarium is open 365 days a year, with extended summer and holiday hours to maximize visitor enjoyment. Hours subject to change without notice. More details

  • Video Tour

    Aquarium Video Tour

    Join Ciara Bravo as she takes you through the Newport Aquarium with her friend Paul the African Penguin. Together you'll explore all there is NEW to see and do. More details

  • Directions

    Aquarium Directions

    We are located two minutes from downtown Cincinnati with easy access to Interstates 71, 75 and 471. More details

  • Daily Activities

    Shows and Feeds

    There are a lot of fun things to do today! You can play with penguins, touch sharks, see animals and fish being fed and even go behind the scenes. More details

  • Additional Experiences

    Additional Experiences

    Treat yourself to a unique animal experience when you visit the Newport Aquarium with a Penguin Encounter or Backstage Animal Experience. More details

  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

    The Newport Aquarium is always looking for more NEW to See and Do! Check out our listing of fun, family-friendly activities coming to the Aquarium. More details

  • Dining at Sharky's Cafe


    To satisfy your shark-like hunger, there’s no better place than the Newport Aquarium’s Sharky’s Café. More details

  • Policies


    For the safety of our guests, and to make our guest experience more enjoyable, we find it necessary to institute a few policies. Please take some time and review these before your visit. More details

  • Gift Shop

    Gift Shop

    Take home a souvenir, special gift or collector's item from our Gift Shop to remember your Aquarium visit. More details

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Area Accommodations

    The Newport Aquarium has partnered with many fine hotels to accommodate all travelers to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area... More details

  • Mobile App

    Aquarium Mobile App

    Purchase tickets, get up-to-the-minute show times, learn more about our exhibits and more all right on your phone! More details