Current Annual Passholders and Annual Members

Welcome to your one-stop shop for everything pertaining to your Annual Pass or Annual Membership! You'll find information regarding Bring-A-Friend FREE dates, upcoming events, special offers and more! 


Your membership supports Newport Aquarium in our efforts to help others discover the wonder of the aquatic world, aid in our conservation and education efforts both locally and across the globe and provide first-class care to the animals in our trust. Your membership makes a difference.

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NEW! Aquarium After Dark

Explore the aquarium like never before when you visit during Aquarium After Dark! Meet your animal friends during the day and then discover their fascinating nocturnal behaviors as the lights go out! Your adventure includes exclusive after-hours admission to Newport Aquarium, pizza party, animal encounters, animal touch opportunities and a self-guided twilight tour and scavenger hunt where you’ll experience the wonder of your aquarium - after dark! Members receive a special discount!

BONUS Days: September 28 & 29, 2023

Enjoy BONUS Bring-A-Friend FREE Days to see Mermaids on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29! Each Annual Passholder or Gold or Platinum Annual Member in your family gets to bring one FREE guest every day! Just add your FREE Bring-A-Friend ticket(s) when you make your reservation in advance of your visit.

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Save $3 when you renew your Annual Pass or Annual Membership before your expiration date! Log in to your Online Account and renew today or call us at 1-800-406-3474 and we’d be happy to help!

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Ready To Visit?

Make A Reservation For Your Next Visit

To allow for the best possible guest experience, capacities are limited. We strongly recommend making a reservation online in advance of your visit. Popular days and times book up fast! If you arrive without a reservation, you may need to wait hours for the next available entry time or find there is no remaining availability. Make your reservation and lock in your preferred visit date and entry time TODAY!

  1. Follow the MAKE RESERVATION button below to begin your reservation
  2. Please proceed with one of the following options:
    • If you are already logged in to your online account, the Guest Information fields should already be filled in. Simply proceed to the CONTINUE button.
    • If you are not already logged in to your online account, please sign in by selecting the SIGN IN at the top of any page. Once signed in, the Guest Information will then fill in automatically. Simply proceed to the CONTINUE button.
    • If you don't have an Online Account but have an Annual Pass or Annual Membership, you can create an account or manually enter the requested Guest Information to start your reservation.
    • You can create an account by selecting the REGISTER option at the top of any
  3. Add your Passes or Memberships by selecting ADD or by manually entering the requested information then CONTINUE to the next step.
  4. Select your desired visit date and time from the calendar.
  5. Follow the prompts throughout the reservation process to confirm your details and complete your reservation.

Note - You can have one 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.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so you are prepared for entry at your reserved time. Late arrivals may have to wait before entering until the next available entry time.

Platinum Member Exclusive Benefit – No Reservations Required! Platinum Members receive guaranteed entry without a reservation.

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News & Offers

Save on Penguin Encounter Tickets

Annual Passholders and Annual Members receive discounts on Penguin Encounter tickets! Take a journey halfway across the world to Cape Town, South Africa where you’ll step right into the habitat of a colony of nearly a dozen African Penguins. Learn all about these amazing penguin ambassadors and their natural environment as you watch them waddle, call, preen and play just inches away from you. Spots are limited – purchase your exclusive Penguin Encounter tickets today!

Newport Aquarium Silver Annual Members receive a 10% discount, Gold Annual Members and Annual Passholders receive a 15% discount and Platinum Annual Members receive a 20% discount.

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Know Before You Go

Best Time To Visit

Here are suggestions for the “Best Times to Visit” Newport Aquarium to help make the most of each visit. Late summer, fall and early winter are generally the LEAST busy times at Newport Aquarium.


For the best experience consider visiting after 2 pm on weekdays after the majority of our Group/School Group visitors have left for the day; or before 11 a.m. or after 2 pm on weekends and holidays.


Because we are a family-friendly destination the MOST busy days are when school is not in session like:

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
President's Day Weekend
Spring Break (the weeks before and after Easter Sunday)
Memorial Day Weekend
July 4th Weekend
Labor Day Weekend
Christmas Holiday Week (from the day after Christmas through the Sunday after New Year's Eve)


Newport Aquarium is a popular choice for field trips, especially weekdays in April (except during Spring Break); May & Mid-June; as well as for Summer Camp Groups in July and August. Arriving after 1 PM is recommended on those days.

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