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Shark Week

Celebrate Shark Week at Newport Aquarium!
August 10 - 17

Celebrate Discovery Channel’s Shark Week: LIVE at the Newport Aquarium and see over 55 sharks up-close, including sand tigers, sand bars, black tips and white tips, Shark Rays and more! Newport Aquarium currently features over 15 species from oceans around the world.

Meet Our Rare Shark Rays:
See 4 Shark Rays on display in Newport Aquarium’s Surrounded By Sharks Exhibit. Sweet Pea was the first Shark Ray on display in the Western Hemisphere. All four Shark Rays are members of the world’s first Shark Ray Breeding Program, sponsored by Pampers, which yielded the first known Shark Ray birth in a captive environment in 2014.

See a Shark Feed up Close:
Are sharks ferocious eaters? Watch and decide for yourself as our Sand Tiger, Sandbar, Whitetip and Blacktip Sharks are surface fed by our biologists. View the sharks from the Surrounded by Sharks tunnels, or get a biologists’ point-of-view from the Shark Top viewing area.

  • Large Shark Feed: Tuesdays @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Shark Ray Feed: Monday – Friday @ 1:15 p.m.

Touch Sharks:
Yes, you heard us right! You can touch dozens of sharks in the Shark Central Exhibit. Our Animal Experience Specialists will teach you the proper two-finger touch technique and help you understand the species in this international collection.

  • Daily: Open to Close

Daily Shark Tank Dive Shows:
Step into our Shark Ray Bay Theater for your first and biggest view of our Shark Rays, sharks and the divers who care for them. Underwater Dive Shows allow you to hear our divers talk about the sharks and animals all around them and what you can do to protect their natural environments. Divers even answer your questions.

  • Daily: 12:00pm; 12:20pm; 12:40pm; 2:00pm; 2:20pm; & 2:40pm.

A Different View:
Get a fascinating topside view of the Shark Rays and their friends as you look down into the Surrounded By Sharks tank from one of the country’s largest open air tank displays.

Sharks After Dark Overnight Adventures:
Sink your teeth into some great shark facts and sleep safely as they swim above you. Every overnight includes exclusive Aquarium access, animal-themed games and activities- plus, you'll sleep surrounded by amazing sea life – like SHARKS! Learn more

  • Thursday, August 7 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, August 8 at 7:30pm (SOLD OUT)