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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.

Aquarium Tour

At Newport Aquarium, you will find there are always new things to see and do. Thousands of animals from 600 species living in a million gallons of water add up to fun and fascination for all ages.

Here, children can march in the morning Penguin Parade and the whole family can marvel at the rare Shark Rays swimming overhead in our tunnels. You can play interactive games in Frog Bog and the Jellyfish Gallery. You can pet live sharks at Shark Central, watch five different kinds of Penguins swim and play at Penguin Palooza, and giggle at Denver the Sea Turtle in the giant Shark Tank.

And don’t forget the one and only Scuba Santa® who visits every year beginning on the day after Thanksgiving.

If you want to add even more special memories to your visit, you can purchase a Backstage Animal Experience or a personal Penguin Encounter. Learn More