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Visitor Tips

To avoid excess crowds and ensure a more comfortable experience, Newport Aquarium uses Timed Entry,  where visitors choose an entry time.  Last entry time is one hour prior to closing.

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

Open 365 Days a Year

Regular Hours: 
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Spring Break Extended Hours: 
March 19 - April 3
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Aquarium Nights Extended Hours: 
March 21 - 23
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

March 28 - 30
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Print Brochure

    Print Our Brochure

    Click here to download a printable version of our 2016 brochure. More details

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    In 2014, through a new partnership with Cincinnati-based ArtWorks, Newport Aquarium celebrated its 15 year anniversary with the addition of the brand new #SharkWall. More details

  • Wi-fi

    Free Wi-Fi

    Get free wi-fi with the Connect Cincinnati app from Cincinnati Bell

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  • Additional Experiences

    Visitor Tips

    Get the most out of your visit to Newport Aquarium with these Visitors Tips.

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