Discover What’s New For Newport Aquarium’s 25 Anniversary Year!

There’s always something NEW to Sea, Touch and Explore at Newport Aquarium and this year is no exception! 2024 marks Newport Aquarium’s 25th anniversary and since our opening in 1999, it’s been 25 amazing years full of wonder. Thank you for being part of it! And we’re just getting started with so much NEW still to come.

Don’t miss a single thing! Check back here for the latest on new exhibits, animals and special events taking place all year long. Your best value to experience it all is a Newport Aquarium Membership.

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ALL-NEW Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus

Between towering volcanoes and deep ocean trenches, strange sea creatures thrive. Meet the Giant Pacific Octopus exploring its GIANT NEW home and a rotating collection of NEW octopuses like the Wunderpus! Discover strange sea creatures thriving on towering structures that form where lava meets near-freezing sea water, and more!

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Mermaids are swimming into Newport Aquarium this summer! Make friends with Mermaids during special meet and greets and hear all about their travels. See them dive underwater, play with their fishy friends and swim right up to meet you! It’s sure to be a magical time! From May 25 to June 23, see Mermaids Wednesday – Monday beginning at 9:00am. End times vary. Mermaids are resting and do not make appearances on Tuesdays. Be sure to check the appearance schedule when planning your visit.


Shark Summer

It’s just not summer without sharks! Newport Aquarium’s 25th anniversary year will bring some special new friends you’ll definitely want to meet.

Shark Summer

New Adventures Coming this Fall

Get ready to experience fall like never before! Announcement and details coming soon.

New Adventures New Adventures

Scuba Santa

Back for his 22nd year of diving with his fishy friends before Christmas, it’s one of the most unique Cincy holiday traditions around!

Scuba Santa

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