Important Information To Know Before You Go

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Newport Aquarium Has Reopened For All Guests!

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.

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Any interaction with the general public poses an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19. By visiting Newport Aquarium you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Click here to view our full TERMS OF USE.


Managing Attendance Capacity

In order to provide safe outdoor 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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Social Cleanliness

Maintain A Safe And Healthy Environment

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  • Face Mask / Face Covering Required

    Face masks or face coverings are required for all visitors ages 2 and older. Employees will wear face masks. For a full list of exceptions please visit our FAQ Page.

  • Health Assessment

    All Guests will be screened with a four question health assessment prior to entry.

  • Please practice social distance throughout the property

    Keep a distance of 6 feet apart from other guests who are not in your party. You will notice signs and floor graphic reminders throughout the property.

  • Respecting others

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

Instructional Signage

Look for these informational signs during your visit to help you play safe.

For more information on how we are maintaining a safe and healthy environment, please visit our FAQ Page.



Closed Attractions

Areas where social distancing can’t be achieved will be temporarily closed including interactives, play areas and some animal encounters. This includes the play climber, the crawl through tunnel and popups.

Dining Safety

Food Safety

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  • We will arrange all seating to comply with current social distancing guidelines. Please do not move the seating.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be readily available at all Food & Beverage locations. Please use often.
  • Common areas, tables and chairs will be cleaned and sanitized after every use.
  • Utensils, menus and condiments will be single use or cleaned and sanitized after every use.
  • Condiment stations will remain empty. Condiments will be provided to guests at the counter by request.


For more information on Food Safety, please visit our FAQ page.

For more information on our increased focus on cleanliness, please visit our FAQ Page.