Aquarium Events

Seasonal Date

Educator Open House

Attend Newport Aquarium's  Educator's Open House on September 19 from 4 – 6 p.m. Learn all about new curriculum options and exhibits

September 19

Mermaids & Pirates Party

During this after-hours family-friendly costume party, you’ll see mermaids swimming and encounter pirates up-close! The evening includes appetizers and refreshments, activities, dancing, a special mermaid meet-and-greet and much more.

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September 28

Autism & Special Needs Night

Enjoy a special night designed for the special needs community to visit Newport Aquarium in a relaxed setting.

October 04

Mermaids and Pirates Breakfasts

October 7 & 14 at 8:30 a.m.

Enjoy breakfast with your family, Mermaids and Pirates in our Riverside Room overlooking a spectacular view of the Ohio River and Downtown Cincinnati.

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October 07 - October 14

Faith Week

Join us for Faith Week at Newport Aquarium!

October 15 - October 21

Home School Days

You can enhance your child's knowledge of marine life and conservation while having a wonderful time in the process.

October 22 - October 26

Mermaid Cove

Stingray Hideaway has been transformed into Mermaid Cove!

Visit with mermaids from different parts of the world and learn how ocean conservation is for mermaids and all sea life.

Mermaid Cove

Mermaid Meet and Greet

Every day during Mermaids, you and your family have the opportunity to personally meet and talk with one of the Mermaids as well as have a special photo opportunity.

Meets and Greets are held in Shark Ray Bay Theater and the schedule varies by day:

Monday-Friday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am - 4pm *
Sunday: 11am - 5pm **

* 9am for Passholder Early Opens
** 10:30am for Mermaid & Pirate Breakfasts

Shark Ray Bay Theater

Mermaid Swims

Be amazed during the daily mermaid appearances as you watch them swim in our Coral Reef Tunnel with their favorite Newport Aquarium animals.


Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:30pm *
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00pm **

*  9:30am for Passholder Early Opens
** 9:30am during Mermaid & Pirate Breakfasts

Coral Reef