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New Stingray Hideaway - Opening May 5, 2017

Newport Aquarium’s Stingray Hideaway: Enter their World opened on May 5th. This highly interactive new exhibit allows guests to discover one of the ocean’s most mysterious animals from above and below the water’s surface and even the opportunity to touch them.

Stingray Hideaway is the biggest development at Newport Aquarium since Shark Bridge opened in 2015. The 6,000 square feet signature attraction’s soaring 40-feet high atrium ceiling allows sunlight to filter down on the wide-open tropical habitat below.

Highlights of the new experience include a 17,000-gallon stingray touchpool where guests can interact with two dozen stingrays. Among the most innovative of elements, the touchpool will feature a 30-feet long tunnel where kids and adventurous adults will be able to see stingrays swimming from below the touchpool’s surface, effectively allowing them to enter the stingrays’ underwater world.


Mermaids Return on September 29

By popular demand, experience the magical world of Mermaids from Friday, September 29th through Sunday, October 15th when Coral, Ulua, Calliope, Lelu and Kailua return from their homes all across the seven seas for a limited-time engagement at Newport Aquarium.

Prepare to be mesmerized as you witness a real-life Mermaid swimming among the sea life in our Amazon Tunnel exhibit. Plus you'll be able to visit with a Mermaid on dry land during our daily meet and greets.

The Mermaid Experience is included with Aquarium admission, but Annual Passholders get special visiting hours on September 30th, October 7th and 14th.

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Water Wonderland With Scuba Santa: November 24 to December 31

Discover the magic of Water Wonderland as Newport Aquarium presents a holiday celebration under the sea. It’s an experience that's overflowing with enchantment and fun experiences the whole family will love.

Join the fun as Scuba Santa fills his air tank with magic bubbles - and sends them throughout the Aquarium creating an enchanted Water Wonderland. Be amazed as you're surrounded by lights and bubbles dancing to holiday music in Shark Ray Bay Theater, where you'll also have the opportunity to meet Scuba Santa one-on-one.

Annual Passholders get to meet Scuba Santa first at their exclusive preview event on November 21st.

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Get early access first with an Annual Pass

Newport Aquarium Annual Passholders were the first to see Stingray Hideaway, and receive special access to Mermaids and Scuba Santa as well.

Get an Annual Pass now (or renew if you're already a passholder) to make sure that you don't miss out!

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