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Policies and Safety Guidelines

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 and safety of our guests, Newport Aquarium accommodates strollers most hours, but not all. More details

  • Aquarium Hours

    Timed Entry Policy

    During peak visiting times, we may use "Timed Entry" to avoid excess crowds and ensure a comfortable experience. Last entry time is one hour prior to closing. 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

    For the safety of our animals, outside food and beverages are not permitted inside the Aquarium.

  • Pet Policy

    Pet Policy

    Service animals are welcome inside Newport Aquarium, but no other animals are allowed. For information on pet-sitting, available for $5 per hour, please call Customer Service 1-800-406-3474.

  • 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.