Discover why Newport Aquarium is the Shark Capital of the Midwest! See rare Shark Rays and sleek Blacktip Reef Sharks in the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit. Experience the thrill of touching sharks like Japanese Bull Head Sharks Port Jackson Sharks in Shark Central. Plus, Dare to Cross Shark Bridge, a 75-foot-long rope bridge suspended just inches above a tank full of sharks!

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Shark Summer: June 24 – September 8, 2024!

Take a big bite of summer fun when you visit the Shark Capital of the Midwest for an extra sharky Shark Summer! NEW FOR 2024, meet the NEW Zebra Sharks and Shan the Shark Ray as they celebrate their first Shark Summer at Newport Aquarium. Encounter dozens of sharks and rays – some you can even touch – and use your Shark Tracker to find them all! Dare to Cross the world’s first Shark Bridge and visit the Shark Nursery where you’ll see a variety of shark eggs. Learn about shark jaws and teeth and touch an ancient Megalodon Shark tooth that’s millions of years old! Conquer your fears and discover what you can do to help protect some of the most vulnerable shark species and increase their chance for survival – because it’s just not summer without Sharks!

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