Newport Aquarium welcomes your family to discover the wonder of an underwater world located in Newport, Kentucky right across the river from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. SEA thousands of the world’s most exotic aquatic creatures as you waddle with playful penguins, meet rare white alligators, be surrounded by sharks and surprised by smiling stingrays. Encounter thrilling adventures like the first-in-the-world Shark Bridge, where you can cross inches above a tank full of sharks on a rope bridge. Plus, experience the NEW exhibit Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels and explore a long ago-sunken ship and the creatures that call this accidental reef home. All while spending quality time together and creating lasting memories.Plan Your Visit
For a limited time, get 2 extra months FREE when you purchase a Newport Aquarium Annual Pass! See Scuba Santa swim with the NEW Sand Tiger Sharks plus 14 months of one-of-a-kind seasonal events and new animal friends.
Here’s where you’ll find operating hours and calendar, directions, parking and frequently asked questions. It’s everything you need to know to help you have the best visit possible!
Share an experience you’ll always remember when you watch playful penguins waddle as they walk and zoom through the water in Penguin Palooza. See some of the world’s most amazing sea life like seahorses in Seahorses: Unbridled Fun. In Gator Alley, you can get eye-to-eye with a variety of reptiles include a pair of rare white alligators.Learn More
Go beyond the glass and build a special bond with the animals through touch. Cool critters like horseshoe crabs and sea urchins await your touch in Shore Gallery. Touch Sharks in Shark Central for a thrill you’ll never forget. Plus, your whole family will make a special connection when they touch smiling stingrays in Stingray Hideaway.Learn More
Relax and let your imagination do the exploring in Shark Ray Bay Theater with a giant underwater world spread out before you. Journey through the acrylic tunnels of the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit where sharks swim all around you. Then step inches above this tank full of sharks when you dare to cross the world’s first Shark Bridge.Learn More
General Admission tickets get you access to all of the Aquarium’s exhibits, shows and galleries, all at one low price.
Your best value! Enjoy unlimited visits for 1 year, plus exclusive benefits and discounts.
If you are an Annual Passholder, have purchased tickets not directly from Newport Aquarium or have an undated complimentary ticket, this is where you can make your reservation prior to visiting.