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Mermaids

Mermaids

May 25 – June 23: Every Day Except Tuesdays!

See Mermaids swim underwater with their tropical fish friends! Explore the enchanted Mermaid Cove where a Mermaid can swim right up to meet you while you have the unforgettable experience of touching Stingrays. Make friends with a Mermaid during special meet and greet times. FREE with General Admission or Membership. Check the schedule for times when planning your visit. Mermaids are appearing every day except Tuesdays.

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NEW! Aquarium After Dark

NEW! Aquarium After Dark

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, July 12, 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

Dare to Cross the world’s first Shark Bridge, visit the Shark Nursery, touch sharks and a giant ancient Megalodon Shark tooth that’s millions of years old! Plus, use your Shark Tracker to find them all!

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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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