Important Information To Know Before You Go

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Advance Ticket Purchase or Passholder Reservations are Required.

During this unprecedented time, we are implementing a number of new safety measures based on the guidance of health officials including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. The safety and well-being of our guests and employees are our top priorities and guide our decisions.




  • Managing Attendance Capacity

    In order to provide safe indoor entertainment and maintain social distancing guidelines, we are reducing and managing our daily capacity. All guests visiting must schedule a reservation or pre-purchase a general admission ticket.

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  • Face Mask / Face Covering Required

    Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully vaccinated guests can now visit Newport Aquarium without wearing a mask or physically distancing. Additionally, consistent with state guidelines, guests aged 12 and under may also visit without wearing a mask or physically distancing.


  • Respecting others

    Those not respectful of our Employees, Guests or environment may be asked to modify their behavior or leave the property.


 

Play Safe FAQs

Guests will be expected to wear a mask or face covering while on property. The following guests will no longer be required to wear a mask or physically distance:

  • Fully vaccinated guests, and

  • Children 12 and under

Guests not feeling well should choose another day to visit. In addition, employees not feeling well will be sent home.

Guests are encouraged to bring a mask with them when visiting. However, masks will be provided for guests in need. We recommend reviewing the CDC's webpage on appropriate daily-use facemask for additional guidance

Yes, Sharky’s Café will be open.

Yes, capacity will be limited inside our restaurant to allow for adequate social distancing measures.

While you are with us, you are expected to comply with the following*:

  • Respect each other as well as our employees; verbal abuse of other guests or our employees will not be tolerated.
  • Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fully vaccinated guests can now visit Newport Aquarium without wearing a mask or physically distancing. Additionally, consistent with state guidelines, guests aged 12 and under may also visit without wearing a mask or physically distancing.
  • Refrain from fighting, horseplay, taunting or threatening remarks & gestures.
  • Do not create disruption with behavior that is unruly, disruptive or illegal.
  • Weapons are not allowed on the premises, including knives with blades longer than 3 1/2 inches.
  • Follow instructions from employees regarding operations and procedures.

Any Guest who fails to comply with the Terms of Sale, including without limitation those listed above, may at the discretion of Newport Aquarium have their Ticket revoked or confiscated by Newport Aquarium here with no refund of any amount paid therefore. Upon such revocation or confiscation, the applicable Guest and all members of their party shall have no right to remain in, on, or about the Property. Newport Aquarium reserves the right to ban such individuals from future admission to all or any of its Properties or from participation in any Herschend Family Entertainment Activities.

*A full list of Terms and Conditions applicable to your visit are set forth in the Terms of Sale or can be picked up at Guest Services. Your purchase of a Ticket and entering the premises constitutes your agreement to and acceptance of the Terms of Sale.

  WARNING REGARDING COVID-19:

Any interaction with the general public poses an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. By visiting us, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure. Click here to view our full TERMS OF USE.