Animal Encounter

Come meet one of our Outreach animals every day in this 15 minute encounter. Free with paid admission.

Stingray Hideaway Lobby

Cleaner Shrimp

Place your hands in the tank and hold still! The shrimp will come to you and start to clean your hands (even under your nails).

Stingray Hideaway

Coral Tunnel Feed

Watch and listen as our divers feed the animals in the Coral Tunnel.

Coral Reef

Discovery Hut

See and touch a variety of animal artifacts.

Stingray Hideaway

Dive Shows

Step into our Shark Ray Bay Theater for your first and biggest view of our Surrounded by Sharks Exhibit. Listen to our presenters talk about the sharks and animals that call Newport Aquarium home and what you can do to protect their natural habitats.

Stick around until the end of the show and you may get the chance to ask the presenter some of your own questions!

Shark Ray Bay Theater

Frog Bog

Kids can see secret frog tanks visible only when they climb through tunnels and tubes in our kids-only Frog Bog jungle gym.

Frog Bog

Jim Henson's Splash & Bubbles Reeftown Adventure

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

Penguin Care

Watch our biologists care for our cold water penguins and listen to a presentation given by one of our interpreters.

Penguin Palooza

Penguin Sunrise

Meet one of our African Penguins in this 15 minute presentation.

Shark Ray Bay Theater


Snowflakes will appear when you move in front of this interactive projection. 

Penguin Playground

Seahorse Creation Station

Discover your inner-artist at the Seahorse Creation Station and create a digital seahorse you can share with friends and family.

Seahorses: Unbridled Fun!

Seahorse Seek & Find

Play the digital Seek & Find on your smartphone

Seahorses: Unbridled Fun!

Shark Bridge

Over 2 million thrill-seekers have dared to cross Newport Aquarium's Shark Bridge!

Shark Tank Overlook

Shark Central

Thrillseeker Alert: You can touch a real shark at the only experience of its kind in the region.

Shark Ray Feed

See our rare Shark Rays being fed and trained by biologists in the Shark Ray Bay Theatre.

Shark Ray Bay Theater

Shark Tank Feed

Are sharks ferocious eaters? Watch and decide for yourself as our Sand Tiger, Sandbar, Whitetip and Blacktip Sharks are surface fed by our biologists.

View the sharks from the Surrounded by Sharks tunnels, or get a biologists’ point-of-view from the Shark Top viewing area.

Shark Ray Bay Theater

Stingray Hideaway Tunnel

Enter the world of stingrays.

Explore Stingray Hideaaway from beneath the surface!

Stingray Hideaway

The Octopus Den

Immerse yourself in an octopus' natural habitat and touch replicas of their anatomy.

Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus

Tide Pool Touch

Get an up-close and touchable view of our many species of underwater creatures at our Touch Pool.

Shore Gallery