To ensure the best possible guest experience, hourly capacities are limited. We strongly recommend purchasing your tickets or making your reservations in advance to ensure you get to visit on your preferred date and entry time. Popular days and times do sell out. If you wait to purchase tickets at walk-up, you may need to wait hours for the next available entry time or find there is no remaining ticket availability.
With Plan-Ahead Pricing, the further in advance you purchase your tickets, the more you save. Get tickets HERE.
Annual Passholders or Members and undated ticket holders can make reservations HERE.
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!
Meet the three NEW Sand Tiger Sharks making their home in the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit! The 2 males and 1 female are part of a world-wide Species Survival Plan coordinated through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Biologists and Aquarists working with these critically endangered sharks will share data and research with the ultimate goal of saving them from extinction. These giant sharks measure up between 6 and 7 feet long. You’ll easily be able to pick them out from the other sharks by their big toothy grin!
Let’s welcome the NEW Sand Tiger Sharks to Newport Aquarium with their own special names!