Backstage Animal Experience

Groups of 15 or more can get an inside look at the Aquarium facility and learn what it takes to maintain a one million-gallon environment. In a guided tour, you’ll see miles of pipes, explore how the animals are fed and visit the dive station and acclimation area.

You'll also learn more about our vet and water quality labs.

From divers in fins to animals in transport – you never know what you’ll discover!

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.

Up to 15 Guests $195*
Each Additional Guest $12.99*
Note: Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

* Price does not include Aquarium admission tickets.

Groups should book at least two weeks in advance of their planned visit date by using the registration form or by calling 859-815-1471.


Registration Form