NEW! Aquarium After Dark

What happens at Newport Aquarium after the lights go out? Which animals sleep and which animals get active? Which animals use the cover of darkness to hunt or eat?

Your Aquarium After Dark adventure begins as you enter the Aquarium after public operating hours and are greeted by a special animal ambassador. After the encounter, your will have a chance to satisfy your nighttime cravings at a pizza party with a creepy, crawly twist! You’ll learn about the eating habits of some of the Aquarium’s residents, including bugs and worms. You may even get to try one yourself – covered in candy of course!

Next, experience sunset under the sea in Shark Ray Bay Theater! Discover what the sharks and some of your favorite fishy friends do when the sun falls below the horizon and the moon fills the sky in a magical twilight reveal. Learn about animal nocturnal super powers – like enhanced night vision or sleeping with half their brain awake! Plus, you’ll get to meet another animal ambassador and learn how they are perfectly adapted for their adventures after dark.

Everything you learn throughout the evening will help you on your after-dark scavenger hunt. You’ll even receive a neon glowstick to use to light your exclusive twilight journey through the Aquarium.

Tickets are $49.99 a person and includes exclusive after-hours admission to Newport Aquarium beginning at 7:15pm and ending at 11:00pm. Pizza party, special scheduled activities and a self-guided twilight tour with scavenger hunt are also included with admission. Annual Passholders and Annual Members receive an exclusive discount.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, June 14, 2024 - SOLD OUT
  • Friday, June 28, 2024
  • Friday, July 12, 2024

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Groups of 10 or more please call 859-815-1478 to book. Late arrivals may miss out on scheduled activities and programming. Children under 2 are free.

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Aquarium After Dark Itinerary

7:15pm - 7:30pm
Guest Check-In

7:15pm - 7:45pm
Animal Meet and Greet
Pizza Party

7:45pm - 8:00pm
Animal Talk

Explore Aquarium

Animal Talk with Meet and Greet and Sunset Under the Sea Experience

Aquarium Twilight Tour and Scavenger Hunt

Event Concludes

Save On Tickets With Your Annual Pass Or Annual Membership!

Just one of the perks of being an Annual Passholder or Annual Member is that you can receive an exclusive discount on your Aquarium After Dark tickets. Click VERIFY below and you’ll be prompted to log into your online account or create an online account for verification to access your discount.
  • Silver Members receive 10% off
  • Gold Member & Annual Passholders receive 15% off
  • Platinum Members receive 20% off


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