Newport Aquarium is dedicated to providing our guests with a safe, family-friendly, entertaining and educational experience.

Our policies have been developed to ensure that all guests can enjoy their visit to our facility. Please follow safety signage throughout the Aquarium.

Timed Entry Policy

To help ensure a more comfortable visit, Newport Aquarium uses Timed Entry, where visitors choose an entry time. We highly recommend skipping the ticket lines by purchasing your tickets online and in advance to ensure you get to visit on your preferred date and time.

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Stroller Policy


Strollers are permitted, but you will enjoy the aquarium experience more without one.

Free child carriers are available to be borrowed from Guest Services.

Accessibility Policy

Accessibility Policy

Newport Aquarium is fully accessible for our guests in wheelchairs and for those for whom steps are a challenge.

The Information Desk also has a limited number of wheelchairs available (first come, first served) on loan at no cost for use during your visit. Segways are not permitted in the Aquarium.

Food Policy

Food Policy

Newport Aquarium does not allow any outside food or beverages, except bottled water, inside the building.

Food and Beverage items are available for purchase at Sharky’s Café.

Pets Policy

Pet Policy

Service animals are welcome inside Newport Aquarium, but no other animals are allowed.

Clothes Policy

Clothing Policy

Newport Aquarium is a family-oriented destination and small children are always visiting. For that reason, we ask you to avoid wearing any clothing with offensive language or images, or is inappropriate for a family atmosphere.

We reserve the right to ask you to change or cover your clothes. Guests who refuse will be asked to leave.

Code of Conduct

The Newport Aquarium is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for all guests.

For that reason, we cannot tolerate bad behavior.

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Smoking Policy

Smoking Policy

Smoking, e-cigarettes, vaping and/or chewing tobacco is not permitted anywhere inside Newport Aquarium.