Shark Summer Shark Summer

Shark Summer is Back!

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All-New Coral Reef Tunnel All-New Coral Reef Tunnel


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Baby Orinoco Crocodiles Baby Orinoco Crocodiles


One of the rarest reptiles in the world!
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Annual Pass Annual Pass


Close-To-Home Family Fun
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Stingray Hideaway Stingray Hideaway Tunnel

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Discover The Wonder

Newport Aquarium welcomes your family to discover the wonder of an underwater world located in Newport, Kentucky right across the river from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. SEA thousands of the world’s most exotic aquatic creatures as you waddle with playful penguins, meet rare white alligators, be surrounded by sharks and surprised by smiling stingrays. Encounter thrilling adventures like the first-in-the-world Shark Bridge, where you can cross inches above a tank full of sharks on a rope bridge. Plus, experience the NEW exhibit Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels and explore a long ago-sunken ship and the creatures that call this accidental reef home. All while spending quality time together and creating lasting memories.

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What Guests Are Saying

"We felt so welcomed back and the new exhibit was amazing…Thank you for doing what it takes to make my family feel safe and taken care of!"

— Timothy M.


Share an experience you’ll always remember when you watch playful penguins waddle as they walk and zoom through the water in Penguin Palooza. See some of the world’s most amazing sea life like seahorses in Seahorses: Unbridled Fun. In Gator Alley, you can get eye-to-eye with a variety of reptiles include a pair of rare white alligators.
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Go beyond the glass and build a special bond with the animals through touch. Cool critters like horseshoe crabs and sea urchins await your touch in Shore Gallery. Touch Sharks in Shark Central for a thrill you’ll never forget. Plus, your whole family will make a special connection when they touch smiling stingrays in Stingray Hideaway.
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Relax and let your imagination do the exploring in Shark Ray Bay Theater with a giant underwater world spread out before you. Journey through the acrylic tunnels of the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit where sharks swim all around you. Then step inches above this tank full of sharks when you dare to cross the world’s first Shark Bridge.
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