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Newport Aquarium
One Aquarium Way
Newport
KY
41071
Tel: (859) 261-7444

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Located in Newport on the Levee entertainment complex, located on the Ohio River across from downtown Cincinnati.

Where are we going today?

Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do during every visit. The world-class facility showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water, including Sweet Pea and Scooter, the Aquarium’s rare shark rays. There are dive shows, feedings and "meet the biologist" sessions scheduled throughout the day. Visitors can also pet sharks, hand-feed lorikeets and make crafts to take home!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults20
  • Children13
  • Free Under: 2 years old
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

10am to 6pm

Open 365 Days a Year

I'm Hungry!

Sharky's Cafe is available during open hours for snacks, meals or desserts..

Can I get one of those?

A fully stocked gift shop awaits you at the end of the Aquarium visit, with loads of great gift ideas and a wide range of price options..

What people are saying?

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    Essentially a small aquarium trying to be a big one; its so-called attractions "Penguin Palooza" and "Shark Ray Bay" are just windows on either the penguin habitat or the larger aquarium tank. Lenses and optical tricks make things look larger than they are. There are some very nice pass-through tunnels that let you see the sea life up close, but it was overall disappointing. I felt sorriest for the "Penguin Palooza" performer who had scripted dialog with animated characters on a TV screen and there was nothing done within the penguin habitat during...Read More

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    We visited March 2014 with our six children. We home school, and were viewing this experience as an educational field trip. I rate it a mere 2 stars because, for one thing, I thought it was overpriced for the size and scope. Many tanks just looked like a slightly bigger version of what you might see in a pet store. But more importantly, it really missed a great opportunity to be educational. The names of the fish were not easy to locate, not under the tank but alongside, sometimes skipping a tank or sharing info with an adjacent tank. They could...Read More

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    Great staff, but small aquarium. The exhibits are nice though, and it's fun for the kids. The smell was terrible though, but that's to be expected.

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    Well balanced with enough activities for little ones to keep it interesting and enjoyable. It is fairly priced and quite enjoyable. I would suggest it to parents with little ones.

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    It is a great aquarium with lots of hands on exhibits great for kids and the kid in you. Focused more on marine life and not just fish. The penguin and turtle exhibit set newport apart from the rest. I Definately recommend this for a nice weekend trip.

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by Richard Rae

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Essentially a small aquarium trying to be a big one; its so-called attractions "Penguin Palooza" and "Shark Ray Bay" are just windows on either the penguin habitat or the larger aquarium tank. Lenses and optical tricks make things look larger than they are. There are some very nice pass-through tunnels that let you see the sea life up close, but it was overall disappointing. I felt sorriest for the "Penguin Palooza" performer who had scripted dialog with animated characters on a TV screen and there was nothing done within the penguin habitat during that time. Many areas had fish on the key but none in the tanks. Good for kids and a nice attraction, but definitely NOT worth the prices that were charged for admission. In its favor, though, they don't have any marine mammals in captivity.

by David Allis

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We visited March 2014 with our six children. We home school, and were viewing this experience as an educational field trip. I rate it a mere 2 stars because, for one thing, I thought it was overpriced for the size and scope. Many tanks just looked like a slightly bigger version of what you might see in a pet store. But more importantly, it really missed a great opportunity to be educational. The names of the fish were not easy to locate, not under the tank but alongside, sometimes skipping a tank or sharing info with an adjacent tank. They could have easily placed maps showing the native origins, or added quirky, fun, and memorable information about the varieties. For instance, the Jellyfish were beautiful, though the displays were not spectacular, and there was nothing to describe the life cycle or place in the food chain, or whether or not this or that variety was dangerous to humans, or anything of interest...just the name of the jellyfish. I'm not sure my kids learned anything about the beautiful sea creatures they encountered. Oh, and the only impressive tunnels are at the very end. By that time we were disgusted and just wanted to leave.

The Weather

Monday

Conditions: Rain
Temp: 50° F / 10° C
Humidity: 93 %
Wind: NE - 2 MPH

Tuesday

Conditions: Chance of a Thunderstorm
Temp: 60° F / 16° C
Humidity: 85 %
Wind: WSW - 15 MPH

Wednesday

Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 45° F / 7° C
Humidity: 82 %
Wind: W - 8 MPH

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