More Tips

Bring Your Coat:

There may be some wait time on busy days to get into the aquarium. Be sure to bring your coats so you can enjoy all of the fun located around Newport on the Levee

Parking Garage:

If you park in the garage, the aquarium is on Level PL.

Visit Early:

Weekends and Holidays are traditionally our busiest time and we tend to be less busy earlier in the day. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and ticket sales end at 5 p.m. We do offer extended hours on specified weekends in January and February, please check our hours of operation for more details.

Buy your Tickets Online:

By purchasing online in advance, you’ll get to skip the ticket line and lock in your entry time for easy planning. Buy Now.

Entry Policy:

All persons and bags are subject to inspection prior to admission including metal detection.

To provide a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable experience for our Guests, please comply with all aquarium rules, signs and instructions.

Weapons or objects that appear to be weapons, are strictly prohibited.

Additional details on Newport Aquarium’s Code of Conduct and a complete listing of prohibited items can be found here.

Visit on a Weekday:

Weekdays (except for holiday Mondays) are the best time to visit because that’s when you can see extra cool stuff like our biologists feeding, training and interacting with the animals in their care. Visit our calendar for more information about our daily activities.

Download the Connect Cincinnati app:

Take advantage of Free WiFi provided by Cincinnati Bell. Prior to your visit, download the Connect Cincinnati mobile app and get connected to Fioptics Free WiFi at Newport Aquarium and around the city.