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! 

Offer Available with a New Gold or Platinum Membership Through March 26, 2023


NEW Annual Memberships allow you to choose the level and benefits that fit your family’s needs while letting you Discover the Wonder all year long.

Enjoy a full year of unlimited visits with a Silver Annual Membership. Upgrade to a Gold Membership for extra benefits like exclusive member events, Bring-A-Friend FREE Days, free parking vouchers and more. Or get VIP benefits like guaranteed entry without a reservation with a Platinum Membership!

Plus, when you get your Gold or Platinum Membership right now, you’ll get 2 extra months FREE! That’s 14 months of unlimited visits full of new animals, new exhibits, new events and new VIP benefits you’ll use again and again. There’s never been a better time to become a Newport Aquarium Annual Member!

Plus, SAVE $3 when you renew before your expiration date!

Hurry, this offer ends March 26, 2023!

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Bring-A-Friend FREE Days

April 23 – 28, 2023!

One of the most popular benefits for Annual Passholders is back and now Gold & Platinum Members also qualify! Each Passholder or Gold or Platinum Member in your family gets to bring one FREE guest every day April 23 -28! Just add your FREE Bring-A-Friend ticket(s) when you make your reservation in advance of your visit.

Create Your Online Account To Access Benefits

Make sure to create your online account and get easy access to all of your account information right at your fingertips! You can link all of the Annual Passes or Annual Memberships in your family together, track your purchase history and expiration dates, make and manage reservations and more! Plus, it makes renewal a breeze!

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Make A Reservation For Your Next Visit

To allow for the best possible guest experience, capacities are limited. Popular days and times book up fast. Reservations should be made online in advance of your visit to lock in your preferred visit date and time.

  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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