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NEW! Aquarium After Dark

NEW! Aquarium After Dark

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, February 23, 2024
  • Friday, March 22, 2024

Explore the aquarium like never before when you visit during Aquarium After Dark! Meet your animal friends during the day and then discover their fascinating nocturnal behaviors as the lights go out! Your adventure includes exclusive after-hours admission to Newport Aquarium, pizza party, animal encounters, animal touch opportunities and a self-guided twilight tour and scavenger hunt where you’ll experience the wonder of your aquarium - after dark! Members receive a special discount!

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Shark Summer

Shark Summer

SUMMER 2024!

See dozens of sharks and experience the thrill of touching sharks! Dare to Cross the world’s first Shark Bridge and be surrounded by sharks as you explore 85 feet of seamless acrylic tunnels through the 385,000-gallon shark tank. Conquer your fears and learn all about these amazing and misunderstood animals during Shark Summer at Newport Aquarium! Because it’s just not summer without Sharks!

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Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland

Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland

11/29/2024 — 12/24/2024

Celebrate a Cincinnati holiday tradition with Scuba Santa at Newport Aquarium November 29 through December 24, 2024. It’s a Water Wonderland full of playful penguins, colorful holiday lights and a flurry of magical bubbles! See Scuba Santa swim with all his fishy friends and a curious sea turtle while you tell him what you want for Christmas!

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F.I.S.H. Sensory Sensitivity Hours

F.I.S.H. Sensory Sensitivity Hours

During our Sensory Sensitivity Hours, lower capacities, no music, limited microphone use and reduced lighting will provide a sensory-relaxed environment for guests with Autism, PTSD, dementia, anxiety and other sensory sensitivities. Due to limited capacities, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.

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F.I.S.H. Vision Loss Hours

F.I.S.H. Vision Loss Hours

During our Vision Loss Hours, lower capacities and brighter lighting will provide a safe and comfortable environment for guests with varying degrees of vision loss. Due to limited capacities, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.

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