From Annual Passes to Penguin Encounters, there’s a perfect gift for every animal lover on your list.
Gift Annual Passes
An Annual Pass lets your loved ones visit the Aquarium as often as they like throughout the year for less than the cost of two visits. They can return for special exhibits and seasonal favorites like Scuba Santa's® Water Wonderland.
Newport Aquarium’s basic admission ticket gets you access to all of the Aquarium’s exhibits, shows and galleries, all at one low price. By purchasing online in advance, your recipients will get to skip the ticket line.
Give someone you love an unforgettable experience when they go behind the scenes of Newport Aquarium to learn how we feed animals and what we do to prepare them to travel or move from tank to tank. The tour will include a hands-on meeting with one of the animals from our public education collection.
Tickets expire one year from date purchased. Tickets are non-refundable. All prices and information are subject to change without notice.
Backstage Animal Experience Details
See the Newport Aquarium like never before.
Go behind the gallery walls and discover what it takes to run our aquarium. You’ll explore dynamic work environments from diver stations to animal acclimation areas.
Join one of our seasoned guides as they share their personal stories about the day-to-day lives of our fascinating animals, and learn about our exciting research and conservation efforts. Along the way you’ll have a hands-on encounter with one of our Educational Outreach animals and see our largest tanks from a fresh perspective.
All ages are welcome on this tour, but all participants must buy a ticket except for infant in arms.
NEW! As part of your Backstage Animal Experience, get an up close look at the Jellie Nursery. This extensive system of habitats is where Newport Aquarium’s Moon Jellyfish are born and raised before they make their way to the new exhibit Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus. See all the different phases of life these fascinating animals go through early in their life cycle.