Newport Aquarium’s Shark Summer has been extended by popular demand! And now, we’re bringing the beach to you! Discover NEW GIANT sea-life sand sculptures along your trip through the shark capital of the Midwest where you can touch sharks, cross Shark Bridge just inches above a tank full of sharks and meet the brand new BABY SHARK! (doo doo doo). After all, it's just not summer without sharks!
Shark-Infested Activities during #SharkSummer:
NEW Giant Sand Sculptures Spot Sharks, turtles, penguins, alligators and dozens more Newport Aquarium animals featured on GIANT sea life sand sculptures reaching up to 8 feet tall! Created by an international grand master sand sculptor, these amazing works of art will only exist during #SharkSummer so see them now! Plus, make your own sand sculpture with the most kinetic sand you’ve ever played with in Penguin Palooza.
New Baby Shark: Meet the new BABY SHARK! (doo doo doo). Born at Newport Aquarium, this is her very first time on exhibit. Come watch the baby crawl, swim and explore her nursery in the Seahorse Gallery!
Shark Nursery In Shore Gallery, see shark eggs from three different species of sharks.
Shark Bridge More than 3 million thrill-seekers have dared to cross Shark Bridge and you’re next! Included with admission, Shark Bridge is a 75-foot-long rope bridge suspended just inches above nearly two dozen sharks.
Touch Sharks Inside Shark Central, you’ll have the opportunity to touch more than a dozen kelp forest sharks including Japanese Bullhead sharks, Port Jackson sharks, Leopard Catsharks and Striped Catsharks. An Animal Experience Specialist is there to teach you the proper technique to touch sharks and help you understand each species in this international collection.
Shark Facts Throughout your adventure, you’ll learn more about these mystifying creatures. Plus, make friends with individual sharks as you learn about them by name!
Shark Talks and Dive Shows Catch your first and largest view of shark rays and sharks in Shark Ray Bay Theater. Divers take questions from the audience about the biology and conservation of sharks and other animals found inside the huge habitat during periodic shows.
Shark Tank Feed Watch biologists feed the sharks and shark rays from either the Shark Ray Bay Theater, Surrounded by Sharks tunnels or through a biologist’s point-of-view from the Shark Tank Overlook.