Current Passholders

Welcome to the all-new Annual Passholder Hub—your one-stop shop for everything pertaining to your Annual Pass! You'll find information regarding Bring-A-Friend FREE dates, reservations and everything in between. 

Limited Time Offer


Renew your Newport Aquarium Annual Pass right now, and you’ll get 2 extra months FREE! See Scuba Santa swim with the NEW Sand Tiger Sharks, explore new exhibits, meet new animal friends and experience one-of-a-kind seasonal events! Plus, get exclusive benefits like Bring-A-Friend FREE days and discounts on your food and souvenir purchases – that’s an unbelievable value! Even if your pass isn’t expiring just yet, you can take advantage of this great deal now and 14 months will be added beyond your current expiration date. Get 14 MORE months of close-to-home fun you'll enjoy again and again when you take advantage of this limited time offer! Log in to your Annual Passholder Online Account and renew your Annual Pass today!


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

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NEW! Annual Passholder Online Account

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, view entitlements like Bring-A-Friend Free Tickets, redeem special offers and more! Plus, it makes renewal a breeze!

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Annual Passholder Reservations

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 Annual Passholder Online Account but have an Annual Pass 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 Pass(es) 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.

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News & Offers



Renew your Newport Aquarium Annual Pass right now, and you’ll get 2 extra months FREE! Even if your pass isn’t expiring just yet, you can take advantage of this great deal now and 14 months will be added your current expiration date. Plus, SAVE $3 when you renew your Annual Pass before your expiration date!

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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this one-of-a-kind Cincinnati holiday tradition with Scuba Santa at Newport Aquarium November 25 through December 24, 2022! It’s a Water Wonderland full of playful penguins, colorful holiday lights and a flurry of magical bubbles.

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Annual Passholders can save 15% on the all-new Penguin Encounter! 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!

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Know Before You Go

Best Time To Visit

To assure the best possible visit for your family, advance online reservations are required for Passholders. 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.

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.

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