Daily Schedule by Time

Today's Hours 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus

The Octopus Den

Immerse yourself in an octopus' natural habitat and touch replicas of their anatomy.

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Jim Henson's Splash & Bubbles Reeftown Adventure

Catch a current to Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles Reeftown Adventure only at Newport Aquarium!

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Seahorse Gallery

Seahorse Creation Station

Discover your inner-artist at the Seahorse Creation Station and create a digital seahorse you can share with friends and family.

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Stingray Hideaway

Stingray Hideaway Tunnel

Enter the world of stingrays.

Explore Stingray Hideaaway from beneath the surface!

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Seahorse Gallery

Seahorse Seek & Find

Play the digital Seek & Find on your smartphone

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Shark Touch

Thrillseeker Alert: You can touch a real shark at the only experience of its kind in the region.

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Shore Gallery

Tide Pool Touch

Get an up-close and touchable view of our many species of underwater creatures at our Touch Pool.

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Stingray Hideaway

Stingray Touch

Touch a variety of stingray species in Stingray Hideaway!

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Penguin Playground

Playmotion

Snowflakes will appear when you move in front of this interactive projection. 

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Stingray Hideaway

Cleaner Shrimp

Place your hands in the tank and hold still! The shrimp will come to you and start to clean your hands (even under your nails).

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Penguin Palooza

Penguin Talk

Take a seat and learn about our cold-weather penguins.

Also: 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Shark Tank Overlook

Shark Bridge

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

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Seahorse Gallery

Gator Chat

Learn why alligators are often called "living fossils".

Also: 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Shark Ray Bay Theater

Shark Talk

Take a seat and learn some super-interesting shark facts.

Also: 2:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Stingray Hideaway Lobby

Outreach Animal Chat

Come meet and learn about one of our Outreach Animals.

Also: 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Shark Ray Bay Theater Friday - Sunday

Dive Shows

Step into our Shark Ray Bay Theater for your first and biggest view of our Surrounded by Sharks Exhibit. Listen to our presenters talk about the sharks and animals that call Newport Aquarium home and what you can do to protect their natural habitats.

Stick around until the end of the show and you may get the chance to ask the presenter some of your own questions!

Also: 12:50 PM, 1:10 PM, 2:30 PM, 2:50 PM, 3:10 PM

12:50 PM - 1:05 PM

Shark Ray Bay Theater Friday - Sunday

Dive Shows

Step into our Shark Ray Bay Theater for your first and biggest view of our Surrounded by Sharks Exhibit. Listen to our presenters talk about the sharks and animals that call Newport Aquarium home and what you can do to protect their natural habitats.

Stick around until the end of the show and you may get the chance to ask the presenter some of your own questions!

Also: 12:30 PM, 1:10 PM, 2:30 PM, 2:50 PM, 3:10 PM

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Penguin Palooza

Penguin Talk

Take a seat and learn about our cold-weather penguins.

Also: 11:00 AM, 3:30 PM

1:10 PM - 1:25 PM

Shark Ray Bay Theater Friday - Sunday

Dive Shows

Step into our Shark Ray Bay Theater for your first and biggest view of our Surrounded by Sharks Exhibit. Listen to our presenters talk about the sharks and animals that call Newport Aquarium home and what you can do to protect their natural habitats.

Stick around until the end of the show and you may get the chance to ask the presenter some of your own questions!

Also: 12:30 PM, 12:50 PM, 2:30 PM, 2:50 PM, 3:10 PM

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Duration: 15 Minutes

Seahorse Gallery

Conservation Chat

During this chat, learn how you can positively impact our natural environments by making sustainable choices in your everyday life.

Also: 4:30 PM

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Shark Ray Bay Theater

Shark Talk

Take a seat and learn some super-interesting shark facts.

Also: 12:00 PM

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Shark Ray Bay Theater Friday - Sunday

Dive Shows

Step into our Shark Ray Bay Theater for your first and biggest view of our Surrounded by Sharks Exhibit. Listen to our presenters talk about the sharks and animals that call Newport Aquarium home and what you can do to protect their natural habitats.

Stick around until the end of the show and you may get the chance to ask the presenter some of your own questions!

Also: 12:30 PM, 12:50 PM, 1:10 PM, 2:50 PM, 3:10 PM

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Stingray Hideaway Lobby

Outreach Animal Chat

Come meet and learn about one of our Outreach Animals.

Also: 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM

2:50 PM - 3:05 PM

Shark Ray Bay Theater Friday - Sunday

Dive Shows

Step into our Shark Ray Bay Theater for your first and biggest view of our Surrounded by Sharks Exhibit. Listen to our presenters talk about the sharks and animals that call Newport Aquarium home and what you can do to protect their natural habitats.

Stick around until the end of the show and you may get the chance to ask the presenter some of your own questions!

Also: 12:30 PM, 12:50 PM, 1:10 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:10 PM

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Seahorse Gallery

Gator Chat

Learn why alligators are often called "living fossils".

Also: 11:30 AM, 5:00 PM

3:10 PM - 3:25 PM

Shark Ray Bay Theater Friday - Sunday

Dive Shows

Step into our Shark Ray Bay Theater for your first and biggest view of our Surrounded by Sharks Exhibit. Listen to our presenters talk about the sharks and animals that call Newport Aquarium home and what you can do to protect their natural habitats.

Stick around until the end of the show and you may get the chance to ask the presenter some of your own questions!

Also: 12:30 PM, 12:50 PM, 1:10 PM, 2:30 PM, 2:50 PM

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Penguin Palooza

Penguin Talk

Take a seat and learn about our cold-weather penguins.

Also: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Stingray Hideaway Lobby

Outreach Animal Chat

Come meet and learn about one of our Outreach Animals.

Also: 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Duration: 15 Minutes

Seahorse Gallery

Conservation Chat

During this chat, learn how you can positively impact our natural environments by making sustainable choices in your everyday life.

Also: 1:30 PM

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Seahorse Gallery

Gator Chat

Learn why alligators are often called "living fossils".

Also: 11:30 AM, 3:00 PM