Reopening Details

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Newport Aquarium Has Reopened For All Guests!

Advance Ticket Purchase or Passholder Reservations are Required.

During this unprecedented time, we are implementing a number of new safety measures based on the guidance of health officials including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. The safety and well-being of our guests and employees are our top priorities and guide our decisions.


  WARNING REGARDING COVID-19:

Any interaction with the general public poses an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19. By visiting Newport Aquarium you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Click here to view our full TERMS OF USE.

New Health & Safety Procedures

Important Information To Know Before You Go

  • Daily capacity will be limited - Annual Passholder Reservations are required for a specific visit date and entry time.
  • Face masks or face coverings are required for all visitors ages 3 and up. Employees will wear face masks. For a full list of exceptions please visit our FAQ Page.
  • Temperature screenings will be taken prior to entry. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or more and anyone traveling in the same vehicle with them will not be able to enter.
  • Capacities in Sharky’s Cafe will be limited to allow guests to have more space.
  • Physical distancing measures have been put in place including physically distanced queues, marked barriers and social distancing reminders.
  • Areas where social distancing can’t be achieved will be temporarily closed including interactives, play areas and some animal encounters.
  • Additional sanitation measures have been implemented. This includes high touch point areas being cleaned more frequently and providing additional hand sanitizing locations.
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Capacity

Managing Attendance Capacity

In order to provide safe indoor entertainment and maintain social distancing guidelines, we are reducing and managing our daily capacity.

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Social Cleanliness

Maintain A Safe And Healthy Environment

Safe and Healthy Environments Safe and Healthy Environments


  • Face Mask / Face Covering Required

    Face masks or face coverings are required for all visitors ages 3 and up. Employees will wear face masks. For a full list of exceptions please visit our FAQ Page.

  • Temperature Screenings will be taken before entry.

    All Guests must have their temperature screened. Touchless temperature screenings will be conducted prior to admittance. Anyone displaying a temperature of 100. 4 Fahrenheit or above will be directed to an additional location for rescreening and assistance. Guests with a fever exceeding 100.4 Fahrenheit will not be permitted entry. Additionally, anyone who traveled in the same vehicle with that guest will not be permitted entry. Refunds or rain checks will be offered. Employees must undergo a temperature check and health screening prior to work and will not be permitted to work if they have a temperature or do not pass the screening.

  • Health Assessment

    All Guests will be screened with a four question health assessment prior to entry.

  • Please practice social distance throughout the property.

    Keep a distance of 6 feet apart from other guests who are not in your party. You will notice signs and floor graphic reminders throughout the property.
Instructional Signage

Look for these informational signs during your visit to help you play safe.

For more information on how we are maintaining a safe and healthy environment, please visit our FAQ Page.

 

Closed Attractions

Areas where social distancing can’t be achieved will be temporarily closed including interactives, play areas and some animal encounters. This includes the play climber, the crawl through tunnel and popups. Animal touch experiences may also not be available during your visit.

Dining Safety

Food Safety

 

  • We will arrange all seating to comply with current social distancing guidelines. Please do not move the seating.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be readily available at all Food & Beverage locations. Please use often.
  • Common areas, tables and chairs will be cleaned and sanitized after every use.
  • Utensils, menus and condiments will be single use or cleaned and sanitized after every use.
  • Condiment stations will remain empty. Condiments will be provided to guests at the counter by request.

 

For more information on Food Safety, please visit our FAQ page.

For more information on our increased focus on cleanliness, please visit our FAQ Page.