Shark Summer at Newport Aquarium

Sunday, May 27 to Sunday, July 8

It’s just not summer without Sharks! Discover why Newport Aquarium is the Shark Capital of the Midwest during Shark Summer!

See sharks like never before when you cross over the open waters of the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit on Shark Bridge.

Experience what it feels like to touch six different shark species in Shark Central - including our brand NEW Japanese Bullhead Sharks. See shark eggs up close in the new Shark Nursery.

Then, get nose-to-nose with sharks when they swim next to you and above you as you venture through more than 80 feet of acrylic tunnels.

Newport Aquarium is home to more than 15 shark species from oceans around the world. You’ll see dozens of sharks up-close including sand tigers, sand bars, black tips, nurse sharks, shark rays and more! All during #SharkSummer.

Shark-Infested Activities:

Shark Bridge

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

Shark Tank Overlook

Shark Ray Feed

See our rare Shark Rays – Sweet Pea, Scooter, Sunshine and Spike – being fed and trained by biologists in our Surround By Sharks Exhibit.

Surrounded By Sharks

SharkSummer Sleepovers

Don't miss out on our #SharkSummer Sleepovers on June 22nd and July 6th!

Bring your PJs and spend the evening learning about sharks before spending the night in the Aquarium.

June 22

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

Shark Talks/Dive Shows

Step into our Shark Ray Bay Theater for your first and biggest view of our Shark Rays, sharks and the divers who care for them. Hear our divers talk about the sharks and animals all around them and what you can do to protect their natural environments.

Divers even answer your questions!

Shark Ray Bay Theater

Shark Tank Overlook

Get a fascinating topside view of the Shark Rays and their friends as you look down into the Surrounded By Sharks tank from one of the country’s largest open air tank displays.

Shark Tank Overlook