Newport Aquarium 20th Anniversary

Newport Aquarium Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2019

2019 is Newport Aquarium's 20th Anniversary! So, we're lining up a full year of amazing new fun with something for everyone. It all starts with the new Jim Henson's Splash & Bubbles Reeftown Adventure opening in January. But that’s not it. More surprises will follow including new exhibits, animals, events and more. All to make sure 2019 is the BEST YEAR EVER at Newport Aquarium!

Be a part of it by getting your Annual Passes now during our biggest sale of the year. For a limited time, Buy 3 Annual Passes and Get 1 free. That’s a savings of up to 25%. Use them this year to enjoy the tropical holiday fun of Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland and come back as a VIP guest for all the new fun in 2019.

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Announcing Splash & Bubbles Reeftown Adventure!

Coming to Newport Aquarium in January 2019

Splash & Bubbles Reeftown Adventure

Catch a current to Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles Reeftown Adventure only at Newport Aquarium!

Kids can climb and play their way through Coral Cove and become a Reeftown Ranger as they learn about our One Big Ocean and the animals that call it home.

Plus, visit the Kelp Forest where families can color their own fishy friends and bring them to life in the animated world of Splash and Bubbles!

Splash & Bubbles Reeftown Adventure Entrance
Just like Splash & Bubble do on TV, guests will “Catch a current” as they enter this fun new experience on their way to explore and play in Reeftown, Coral Cove, Kelp Forest and other environments from the show.
Splash & Bubbles Reeftown Adventure Ranger Station
Kids can learn about the importance of ocean conservation through fun hands-on games as they earn their status as an official “Reeftown Ranger”.
Reeftown Adventure Kelp Forest
Parents and kids can color a fish that reflects their own personality. Then, through the magic of technology, they’ll bring their creations to life and watch them swim through the world of Splash and Bubbles among popular characters from the show.

See It First With an Annual Pass

Be among the first to experience Jim Henson's Splash & Bubbles Reeftown Adventure by getting your Annual Passes now during our biggest sale of the year. For a limited time, Buy 3 Annual Passes and Get 1 free. That’s a savings of up to 25%. Use them this year to enjoy the tropical holiday fun of Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland and come back as a VIP guest for all the new fun in 2019.

Get Your Annual Pass

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Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles Reeftown Adventure Opening at Newport Aquarium in January

Newport Aquarium Gears Up for Year Full of Surprises for 20th Anniversary

Newport Aquarium announced plans today to kick off a year full of surprises as it gears up for its 20th anniversary. A new experience, Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles Reeftown Adventure will open in January. The new addition for kids and families will kick off a year of surprises including new exhibits, animals, events and more.

Straight from the TV show to Newport Aquarium, Splash and Bubbles’ Reeftown Adventure will transform the space and expand the footprint of the area between Frog Bog and Stingray Hideaway. Kids can climb and play their way through Coral Cove and become a Reeftown Ranger as they learn about our One Big Ocean and the animals that call it home. The experience will also include the Kelp Forest, a completely new area to guests. Through technology, families can color their own fishy friends and bring them to life in the animated world of Splash and Bubbles.

“We’re inviting our youngest visitors to explore the undersea world of Splash and Bubbles where they can start learning about animals and conservation,” said Eric Rose, Newport Aquarium’s executive director. “And our goal is to show that exploring and learning about the ocean is so much fun!”

Highlights of the new experience include:

Reeftown Adventure:

Just like Splash and Bubbles do on TV, guests will “Catch a current” as they enter this fun new experience on their way to explore and play in Reeftown, Coral Cove, Kelp Forest and other environments from the show.

Reeftown Ranger:

Kids can learn about the importance of ocean conservation through fun hands-on games as they earn their status as an official “Reeftown Ranger”.

Kelp Forest:

Parents and kids can color a fish that reflects their own personality. Then, through the magic of technology, they’ll bring their creations to life and watch them swim through the world of Splash, Bubbles, and other popular characters from the show.

About Splash and Bubbles:
Splash and Bubbles are the stars of the ocean-themed animated kids’ series of the same name on PBS. The show encourages children to explore the natural undersea world and features endearing and humorous characters on fun-filled adventures. Splash and Bubbles can be seen on local PBS station, CET. The TV show is co-produced by Herschend Studios and the Emmy Award winning The Jim Henson Company, creators of Sid the Science Kid and Dinosaur Train.

Annual Pass Deal:
From November 1 to December 31, Newport Aquarium is offering Annual Passes on a “Buy 3, Get 1 Free” sale. Annual Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase, so guests can use them this year to experience Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland. Passes are also valid into next year, to enjoy all the new surprises coming for Newport Aquarium’s 20th Anniversary. Annual Passes can be purchased at NewportAquarium.com or by calling 800-406-FISH (3474).

To learn more about Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles Reeftown Adventure, and to follow more announcements for Newport Aquarium’s 20th Anniversary, visit NewportAquarium.com.