To ensure the best possible guest experience, hourly capacities are limited. We strongly recommend purchasing your tickets or making your reservations in advance to ensure you get to visit on your preferred date and entry time. Popular days and times do sell out. If you wait to purchase tickets at walk-up, you may need to wait hours for the next available entry time or find there is no remaining ticket availability.
With Plan-Ahead Pricing, the further in advance you purchase your tickets, the more you save. Get tickets HERE.
Annual Passholders or Members and undated ticket holders can make reservations HERE.
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 brand-New Hatchling Harbor and be immersed in a bustling 25-foot-long habitat where you’ll meet baby animals growing and changing every day! All while spending quality time together and creating lasting memories.Plan Your Visit
Get the BEST VALUE with an Annual Membership. Being a Member pays for itself in as little as 2 visits! Use your Membership to visit your animal friends again and again. Plus, enjoy seasonal events like Shark Summer, the return of Mermaids this fall and Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland.
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.
Get the BEST VALUE with an Annual Membership. Being a Member pays for itself in as little as 2 visits!
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.