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Newport Aquarium is dedicated to providing our guests with a safe, family-friendly, entertaining and educational experience. Our policies have been developed to ensure that all guests can enjoy their visit to our facility. Please follow safety signage throughout the Aquarium.


  • Stroller Policy

    Stroller Policy

    For the comfort of our guests, Newport Aquarium accommodates strollers most hours, but not all. More details

  • Aquarium Hours

    Timed Entry Policy

    To avoid excess crowds and ensure a more comfortable experience, Newport Aquarium uses Timed Entry,  where visitors choose an entry time. More details

  • Accessibility


    Newport Aquarium is fully accessible for our guests in wheelchairs and for those for whom steps are a challenge. The Information Desk also has a limited number of wheelchairs available (first come, first served) on loan at no cost for use during your visit. Segways are not permitted in the Aquarium.

  • Food Policy

    Food Policy

    Newport Aquarium does not allow any outside food or beverages, except bottled water, inside the building. Food and Beverage items are available for purchase at Sharky’s Café.

  • Pet Policy

    Pet Policy

    Service animals are welcome inside Newport Aquarium, but no other animals are allowed.

  • Clothing Policy

    Clothing Policy

    Newport Aquarium is a family-oriented destination and small children are always visiting. For that reason, we ask you to avoid wearing any clothing with offensive language or images, or is inappropriate for a family atmosphere. We reserve the right to ask you to change or cover your clothes. Guests who refuse will be asked to leave.

  • Policies

    Code of Conduct Policy

    The Newport Aquarium is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all guests. For that reason, we cannot tolerate bad behavior. More details

  • Smoking Policy

    Smoking Policy

    Smoking is not permitted inside Newport Aquarium.