Visitor Tips

Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. You'll be amazed at all there is to see and do, including fun and interactive activities, like touching a shark or meeting a penguin.

Newport Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year and is located only two minutes from Downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee.

Winter Family Days Visitor Tips

Please take a moment to review these tips to help you have the best visit possible:

Get your tickets in advance online and skip the ticket line.

By purchasing online in advance, you’ll get to skip the ticket line and lock in your entry time for easy planning.

Bring Your Coat

There is a short walk from the parking garage to the Aquarium entrance. Be sure to bring your coats so you can stay warm and dry. Complimentary coat check is available.

Visit On A Weekday

Weekdays (except for holiday Mondays) are the best time to visit because that’s when you can see extra cool stuff like our biologists feeding, training and interacting with the animals in their care. Visit our calendar for more information about our daily activities.


We're dedicated to providing you with a safe, family-friendly, entertaining and educational experience.

Our policies have been developed to ensure that you can enjoy your visit. Please follow safety signage throughout the Aquarium.

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Shows & Feeds

There are a lot of fun things to do today! You can play with penguins, touch sharks, walk inches above sharks and see animals and fish being fed.

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Upcoming Events

Check out our listing of fun, family-friendly events coming to the Aquarium.

Event Calendar


We are located two minutes from Downtown Cincinnati with easy access to Interstates 71, 75 and 471.

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Treat yourself to a unique animal experience with a Penguin Encounter or a Backstage Animal Experience.

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Dining & Shopping

Tasty food, sweet treats & cool gifts await your visit.

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Free Wi-Fi

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