Zoos & Wildlife

Newport Aquarium

Newport, KY

4 (5 reviews)

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Address: 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071, USA Number: 859 261-7444 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Are you ready to dive into your next family day out in Newport, and explore what amazing creatures live beneath our waters?

Newport Aquarium offers families plenty to see and do during every visit at this world-class facility. It's here that thousands of animals from around the world are showcased in a million gallons of water, including Sweet Pea and Scooter, the Aquarium’s rare shark rays! 

Throughout the aquarium are a number of exhibits that each house some amazing creatures, complete with information boards so kids can learn all about them at the same time!

Head to the Amazon Tunnel and kids can walk along the floor of the Amazing River during it's flood season, and see one of the world's LARGEST freshwater fish - the Arapaima. 

Kids can immerse themselves in the vibrant colors and natural splendor of a coral reef and see them come to life in the acrylic tunnels, complete with playful Unicorn fish and colorful Tangs.

The Dangerous & Deadly exhibit allows you to encounter some of the most lethal and feared - and often misunderstood - animals found in the aquatic world including the Piranha. 

Be amazed at the rare white American Alligators in Gator Alley, or see frogs like you have never seen before in Frog Bog, with nearly 20 species of exotic frogs. It's one of the largest exhibits of it's kind in the Midwest!

There are adorable seahorses in Unbridled Fun, and penguins galore in Penguin Palooza!

There are dive shows, feedings and "meet the biologist" sessions scheduled throughout the day. Kids can also pet sharks, hand-feed lorikeets and make crafts to take home too!

With Shark Ray Bay Theater adding more family fun with an awe-inspring view of the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit, Newport Aquarium really is an underwater adventure to remember!

Oh I like to be, under the sea!

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How much does it cost?






$17.99 (Ages 2-12)



Annual passes pay for themselves in two visits!


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2 years old


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Any top tips?


When you arrive, check out the schedule for the shows and feedings so you can plan your day around them!

I'm Hungry!


Take a break at Sharky’s Cafe, just beyond the Shark Tunnel. Whether you’re hungry for something light or hearty, Sharky’s has what you crave. Perk up with a fresh cup of coffee and a sweet treat. Hydrate with our large selection of drinks and enjoy a crunchy snack, indulge in their Angus beef burgers, fresh wraps, or a kids menu too!

Healthy Eating There are healthy options at the cafe for you such as the wraps!

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Where is it at?


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

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.

Need a little extra help?


At Newport Aquarium, they are continuously working to improve the experience for each and every guest who enters their doors with their elevators, ramps, and wheelchairs available from guest services

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When can we go?

10am to 6pm

Open 365 Days a Year!

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