Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa

November 23 – December 31
Daily from 10am - 6pm*

Newport Aquarium invites the public to experience a Cincinnati holiday tradition under the sea at Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland.

Join the fun as Scuba Santa fills his air tank with magic bubbles - and sends them throughout the Aquarium creating an enchanted Water Wonderland.

The all-new Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa is a truly wondrous experience where families connect and interact with the magic of an undersea holiday celebration.


Family Fun Activities Free with Admission:

Meet Scuba Santa

Your children will have the unique opportunity to meet Scuba Santa® one-on-one, as he dives inside the 385,000-gallon Surrounded by Sharks tank, and tell him their holiday wishes.
November 23 - December 13: Mon. - Thu. 11am - 2pm, Fri. - Sun. 11am - 4pm.
December 14 - 30: Every day from 11am - 4pm. *

Stingray Hideaway

Visit Stingray Hideaway - the tropical paradise getaway where Scuba Santa goes to relax after the busy holiday season. His elves will be there decorating with festive tropical decor ready to meet and greet you.

Seahorses: Unbridled Fun

Hundreds of twinkling sea-creature lights will hang from the ceiling of the Seahorses: Unbridled Fun exhibit over some of nature’s most amazing creatures.

Scuba Santa’s Post Office

Your children can write their holiday wish on a magic bubble and mail it at Scuba Santa’s Post Office inside Penguin Palooza, where cold-weather penguins spread their own brand of holiday cheer.

Scuba Santa’s Bubble Showers

Join in the fun as Scuba Santa fills the theater with his magic bubbles. Every time a bubble pops, a wish will come true for someone throughout the world.
* Every 15 minutes from 11 to 4.

No Scuba Santa® on Christmas Day. Schedule days/times subject to change without notice.