Step beyond the glass and take a fully-guided adventure behind the scenes to discover all that it takes to care for a million gallons of water and thousands of animals every day! You’ll have exclusive access to staff-only areas as you see some of the complex machinery, filtration systems and miles of pipes that keep water flowing through the exhibits. Plus, learn all about animal enrichment and see some of their favorite toys and games. You’ll even get hands-on in the Kitchen as you help prepare a tasty enrichment treat for the animals of the Amazon Tunnel and have the opportunity to touch one of the aquatic ambassador animals!
Tickets are limited for this unique experience. Tours sell out fast so it is recommended you purchase your tickets in advance.
Sensory Sensitivity Advisory:
Certain behind-the-scenes areas are noisy and may be alarming to individuals with audio sensitivity. In addition, there will be variations in smell and lighting levels.
Food Allergy Alert
The animals in this exhibit are fed a variety of seafood. Please refrain from touching the animals if you have a known fish or shellfish allergy.
For Your Safety:
SEA thousands of aquatic creatures, TOUCH amazing sea life and EXPLORE the wonders of an underwater world. Plus, get beyond the glass for even more adventure when you bundle your Newport Aquarium Admission with a Behind-The-Scenes Tour!
Silver Annual Members receive a 10% discount, Gold Annual Members & Annual Passholders receive a 15% discount and Platinum Annual Members receive a 20% discount. You will be prompted to login to your online account, or create an online account to access your discount.
If you have already purchased your admission tickets or have complimentary tickets, you have the option to just purchase Penguin Encounter tickets without purchasing admission.