Image of the Coral Reef Tunnel at Newport Aquarium Image of the Coral Reef Tunnel at Newport Aquarium

Coral Reef

Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and natural splendor of a coral reef as you pass through one of our many acrylic tunnels.

See the reef come alive with colorful Tangs, playful Unicorn fish and a pair of Honeycomb Moray Eels.

Graceful Cownose Rays, with their “smiling” faces and 2-foot wingspans, are popular newcomers to the reef and to Newport Aquarium.

Things to Know

Visitor Tip:

Watch for the eel peeking out of the exhibit’s special rock formations.

Important Symbols To Look For:

Water Story Water Story indicates where crucial information can be found about water, our most precious resource.
SSP Species Survival Plan indicates that an animal is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program (SSP) and is being managed within multiple zoos and aquariums so that it doesn't become extinct.
Vanishing Animal Vanishing Animal means that the species is either threatened or endangered and in need of our help or attention.
Conservation Supporting Conservation showcases a conservation message or a conservation project supported by our WAVE Foundation's Aquatic Conservation Fund.