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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.



Upcoming Events

Daily activities

  • Caimans
    Animal Encounter

    Come meet one of our Outreach animals in this 15 minute encounter. Free with paid admission.

    Event Time Daily: 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Penguin Palooza Shows
    Penguin Palooza Shows

    LIVE show that runs every 15 - 30 minutes, hosted by an Aquarium presenter who will entertain you with penguin facts and introduce you to some new friends!

    Event Time Daily at 11:00 a.m., Noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
  • Otter Feed
    Otter Talk

    Learn about our adorable Small-Clawed Asian Otters during this educational and entertaining presentation.

    Event Time 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
  • Penguin Palooza Exhibit
    Penguin Exhibit Care

    Discover the amazing world of penguins as our biologists provide the highest level of care for our five species of penguins in the Penguin Palooza Exhibit.

    Event Time 3:15 p.m.
  • Penguin Parade
    Penguin Parade

    Catch the Penguin Parade with our lovable African Penguins. Your child could be chosen Grand Marshall to lead the parade.

    Event Time Pre-show at 10:00 a.m. Parade at 10:15
  • Shark Bridge
    Shark Bridge

    Dare to Cross just feet above our Surrounded by Sharks Exhibit.

    Event Time Daily: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Pet a Shark
    Touch the Sharks

    Touch our sharks in the Shark Central Exhibit. Learn the proper two-finger touch technique to make personal contact with these amazing animals.

    Event Time Daily Open-Close
  • Touch Pool
    Tide Pool Touch

    Get an up-close and touchable view of our many species of underwater creatures at our Touch Pool.

    Event Time Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.