Image of the Shore Gallery exhibit exhibit at Newport Aquarium Image of the Shore Gallery exhibit exhibit at Newport Aquarium

Shore Gallery

You’ll see fish that can spit water six feet to catch insects and many more wonders from Eastern North America, South America and Asia in our Shore Gallery.

See what life is like in the surf zone where fish dart through breaking waves.

Plus, touch anemones, sea stars and other creatures in the tide pool touch area.

Things to Know

Food Allergy Alert

The animals in this exhibit are fed a variety of seafood. Please refrain from touching the animals if you have a known fish or shellfish allergy.

Questions?: Call 1-800-406-3474

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.