Education Packages

See below for options and descriptions.

To book a package or to learn more about group pricing and options, please fill out the registration form.

Educational programs must be booked two weeks in advance.

Packages August 2019 - March 2020 April 2020 - June 12, 2020
Package 1: Admission
$10/Student, $16/Adult $11/Student, $17/Adult
Package 2: Admission +
Field Experience Curriculum
$11/Student, $17/Adult $12/Student, $18/Adult
Package 3: Admission +
Backstage Learning Experience
$15/Student, $21/Adult $16/Student, $22/Adult
Package 4: Admission +
Penguin Encounter (not available on Wednesdays)
$22/Student, $28/Adult $23/Student, $29/Adult

All package levels include 1 complimentary chaperone admission per 10 student admissions

Are you a Title 1 School? Email Laura Cook at for information on programs that might be available for your group. 

All visits are self-guided and must be booked two weeks prior to arrival.

Registration Form

A tax exemption form must also be provided to Newport Aquarium when registering. If no tax exemption form is provided, the order will be subjected to 6% Kentucky sales tax.

Package Add-On Option Details

Package 2

NEW! Field Experience Curriculum

Newport Aquarium and the WAVE Foundation have partnered to develop fun and educational curriculum to meet state standards, customized for grades K-12. The program starts off with a personal greeting from Newport Aquarium staff who help launch students on a self-guided educational adventure through the aquarium. With provided worksheets and teacher’s guide in hand, students will study in the real world as they travel through the various exhibits. The Field Experience Curriculum is available for just $1 per student or adult additional to your admission ticket.

Package 3

Backstage Learning Experience (3rd-12th Grade) - Up to 15 people per tour

Step behind the scenes to see how our professionals and volunteers care for thousands of marine animals and a million gallons of salt and fresh water. This 30-minute experience will allow your students to see our Shark Tank, Coral Reef Tank and Amazon River Tank from the top down.

Package 4

You are invited inside The Penguin House, the backstage home of our African penguins. During this exclusive 20-minute encounter open to 1st to 12th graders, you will talk with one of our Animal Experience Specialists who handle these adorable birds. Watch up close as the penguins waddle, wiggle and shake their tails. You get to take pictures of the penguins, and maybe even touch one! These penguins are from a temperate environment, so no coats are needed. Not available on Wednesdays.

Educator Annual Passes

Did you know that Educators can get a discounted Annual Pass with field trip registration for just $16.99? Bring a valid staff ID when your group arrives to purchase. Call (859) 815-1471 for more information.

School rates valid Monday - Friday during school year only. School rates will not be available from June 13th, 2020 through August 2, 2020.