A state-of-the art facility, the Newport Aquarium brings to the banks of the Ohio River some of the world's most advanced, creative technology – not to mention amazing animals – all designed to take you around the globe, visiting each continent, every ocean and hundreds of waterways in between.

Named one of the Best Aquariums in the U.S. by The Travel Channel!


While exploring Newport Aquarium's million gallons of fun, guests have the opportunity to touch a shark, play in the interactive frog bog and even pet a penguin during the Penguin Encounter. If you're daring, take a stroll across the Shark Bridge - the only suspension bridge in North America where guests can walk just inches above nearly two dozen sharks! This V-shaped rope bridge is 75-feet long and is suspended over the open water of the 385,000 gallon Surrounded by Sharks exhibit. Dive shows in the Surrounded By Sharks exhibit are excitement for the whole family as divers talk from underwater and even answer questions. Then, visit Shark Ray Bay to witness the four, extremely rare shark rays on display: Sweet Pea, Scooter, Sunshine and Spike. 


Join the fun in the Seahorses: Unbridled Fun exhibit, the most interactive seahorse exhibit in the country featuring 10 species of seahorses, sea dragons, trumpetfish, shrimpfish and pipefish. Plus, rare video, interactive sculptures, create-your-own-customized sea horse or sea dragon and more.


And don't forget to visit the tropical island paradise of Stingray Hideaway where you can touch a stingray!



General Admission

•$24.99 Adults

•$17.99 Children (ages 3 - 12)

•Children under 2 are admitted free


Membership: We know you'll want to come back. So, we'll apply your one-day admission ticket to the purchase of a yearlong Aquarium Membership, if you buy your membership the day of your visit. Just present your dated ticket stub at the Information Counter. It's easy—and it's your ticket to a full year of watery fun.


* Conventioneers can receive $2.00 off General Admission tickets for up to 4 people when you show your Convention ID badge at the Newport Aquarium's ticket window. Please note: during busier summer hours, we recommend when possible, purchasing your tickets prior to your visit. While we work hard to keep you moving quickly, during peak hours, there often is a short wait for ticket purchases. Coming with tickets in hand will help you get to the fish faster.

Adjusted Operations

  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Monday - Thursday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Friday - Sunday



Riverwalk Level on the Exterior Plaza


Mailing Address

One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071


Main Phone



General Manager

Eric Rose






Open 365 days a year.
Fall/Winter Hours Daily: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Spring Hours Daily: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Summer Hours Daily: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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One Levee Way

Newport, KY 41071

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