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Visitor Tips

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


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



Upcoming Events

Daily activities

  • 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 Daily
  • 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: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 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 Daily: Pre-show: 10 a.m. & Parade at 10:15 a.m.
  • SharkRay Feed
    Shark Ray Training and Feeding

    See our rare Shark Rays – Sweet Pea, Scooter, Sunshine and Spike – being fed and trained by biologists in our Surround By Sharks Exhibit.

    Event Time Mon. - Fri. 1:15 p.m.
  • Shark and Fish feed
    Shark Tank Feed

    Get an up-close and personal view of how our many species of fish are fed in our Surrounded By Sharks exhibit by one of our biologists.

    Event Time Mon. & Wed. at 11:00 a.m.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Turtle Touch

    Touch a variety of turtles in the new Turtle Corral.

    Event Time Daily