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Annual Pass

A Newport Aquarium Annual Pass lets you visit your fishy friends and explore your aquarium as often as you like for one full year! It's an unbeatable value that unlocks access to Passholder-only extended hours and events like the All-New Coral Reef event, invitations to previews like Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland® and exclusive discounts and promotions like Bring-A-Friend FREE Days! Plus, get exclusive Passholder discounts on your food and souvenir purchases. It’s 12 months of close-to-home fun you'll enjoy again and again!

Already part of the Annual Passholder Family? Visit our Current Passholder page.

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Annual Pass – Unlimited Visits For A Full Year!

Annual Passes are assigned to each individual which allows you the flexibility to fit your unique family!

Annual Pass
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Now your Passholder information is right at your fingertips! Whether you're a long-time Passholder or just joining the family, you now have a new way of managing your Annual Pass by creating an online account. You can link all of the Passes in your family together, track your purchase history and expiration dates, make and manage reservations, redeem special offers and more! Plus, it makes renewal a breeze!

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Benefit Highlights

There’s always something new to see and do at Newport Aquarium so the best value is an Annual Pass. An Annual Pass unlocks special discounts to food and merchandise locations at the Aquarium and the surrounding area and gives you exclusive access to special offers, events and seasonal shows like Scuba Santa's® Water Wonderland.

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Annual Passholder Benefits: 

  • Unlimited visits for one full year
  • Exclusive invitations to new exhibit previews & special events
  • $2 off General Admission tickets
  • 15% discount at Sharky’s Café
  • Bring-A-Friend FREE Days: Several times a year
  • 15% discount at the Gift Shop
  • 15% discount at Sweet Dreams Candy Company (Located At Newport On The Levee)
  • Save 50% At Herschend Family Entertainment Properties*:
    • Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, TN)
    • Silver Dollar City (Branson, MO)
    • Wild Adventures (Valdosta, GA)
    • Adventure Aquarium (Camden, NJ)

Just show your pass at the ticket window of these attractions to receive 50% off a 1-day admission (limit 1 ticket per Newport Aquarium Annual Pass).

Wave Foundation Benefits:

The WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium excites, engages and educates our community about wonders of aquatic life and the importance of conservation. Connect with WAVE on Facebook and Twitter. You can also volunteer or make a donation.

  • Save $30 on Camp WAVE, kids summer adventures. Learn More
  • Attend a WAVE Lecture Series event and receive $5 off the General Admission ticket
  • Receive a 20% discount on admission tickets for Nauti Nite


Annual Passes expire one year from date purchased. No refunds, cancellations or transfers. Prices, benefits and event dates/times are subject to change without notice.

Annual Pass FAQs

Below you will find some of the most common questions about the Newport Aquarium Annual Pass.

Whether you're a long-time Passholder or just now joining the family, you now have a new way of managing your Annual Pass by creating an online account. You can link all of the Passes in your family together, track your purchase history and expiration dates, make and manage reservations, redeem special offers and more! Plus, it makes renewal a breeze!


If you are purchasing an Annual Pass for the first time, you will be prompted to create an account during the purchase process.

Current Annual Passholders can create a new account by visiting the ACCOUNT OVERVIEW page by using the SIGN IN l REGISTER link at the top of any page. Easily link all the Annual Passes in your family to your account by typing in the number found either on the front or back of each and the phone number associated with that Pass.

If you’ve already created your online account, you can visit the ACCOUNT OVERVIEW page by using the SIGN IN l REGISTER link at the top of any page to sign in to your account.

You only need to create one account for your household. Creating additional accounts for individual family members is optional. Choose one Annual Pass as the primary Pass for your family and create an account. Then link all the remaining Annual Passes in your family to that primary account.

Annual Passes can be linked to multiple accounts. For example, if both parents in the family would like to create their own accounts. Each child, including the other parent, can be linked to their account. That means either parent can now log in to their individual account and make reservations for the family for their next Aquarium visit!

You can visit the aquarium as often as you like during normal operating hours. Your pass is valid for 365 days from date of purchase. You can have 1 active reservation in place at a time and can make that reservation up to 45 days before your planned visit date. Once you've used that reservation or cancelled it, you can make another for your next visit.
Annual Passes are valid only for the individual named and pictured on the pass and are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
Unfortunately, no. Annual passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.
You can renew your pass at a discounted rate before the expiration date by calling 1-800-406-3474, visiting our ticket windows or online.
As an annual passholder to Newport Aquarium you receive numerous benefits and discounts both while at the aquarium and at local restaurants and regional attractions.  Complete list of Annual Pass Benefits.
We do not currently offer a family pass.

Yes, you can find a list of zoos, aquariums, Newport on the Levee merchants and other family attractions that offer a discount to Newport Aquarium annual passholders here.

You'll need to to show your Newport Aquarium Annual Pass at check out to receive the discounts. Restrictions may apply and we highly recommend contacting the location before visiting to ensure all discounts are still applicable.

There are 3 ways to purchase an Annual Pass: Online, by phone (1-800-406-3474) and in person.

Annual Passes can be purchased at any ticket window or the information desk located in the Aquarium lobby.

Your pass is valid for 365 from date of purchase for example, if you purchase your pass on July 5, 2020, your pass will expire on July 4, 2021. The exception is if you purchase during a promotional time period that would extend your expiration date. The expiration date is printed on your pass and when you renew, you receive a sticker with the new expiration date.
Your pass includes $2 off an unlimited number of guest passes throughout the year. Please visit the ticket windows or information desk inside the aquarium lobby and present your annual pass to receive the discount. You must visit with your guest in order to receive the discount.
If you purchase a pass on-park your pass will be processed at time of purchase. If you purchase a pass online or over the phone please print yourconfirmation email and bring it to the information desk located inside the Aquarium lobby where your picture will be taken and your pass will be processed and printed.
There is a $5 charge to replace your Annual Pass card. Please visit the information desk in the Aquarium lobby to have a new card printed.

Forgot to bring your pass? Not a problem. Please visit the information desk for a pass pardon.

The first time you forget your pass it's on us, however anytime after that, there is a $1 fee to enter the aquarium.

If you have recently renewed your pass, please disregard any renewal notices that follow. Although we work to process renewals as quickly as possible,there is a chance that you may receive another notice before your payment and renewal is processed and entered into our system. If you have any additional questions about your renewal or if it has been over a month since you renewed, please call our membership office for more information.
You can upgrade any paid admission ticket to the Newport Aquarium to an Annual Pass for a flat fee of $30 for adult passes, $22 for child passes and $25 for senior passes.
Unfortunately we are unable to provide free parking at this time, however Newport on the Levee does provide free or discounted parking at certain times.You may wish to plan your visits during these times. Please check the Levee's website  for up-to-date information.

Yes. However, you may enjoy your visit more without bringing your stroller.  Due to the nature of the aquarium experience, most kids and parents will enjoy their visit more without a stroller.