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Newport Aquarium at Newport on the Levee

Newport Aquarium

Riverwalk Level on the Exterior Plaza

Over Two Million Thrill-Seekers Have Dared to Cross Shark Bridge!

For thrill-seekers that dare to cross, Shark Bridge is the world’s first suspended rope bridge where guests can walk just inches above more than a dozen sharks, shark rays and other ocean animals. 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. Shark Bridge is included with admission or annual pass.

It's family fun, filled with thrills as you walk just inches above a tank full of sharks.

 

 

Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus New Exhibit!

Discover the wonder of the shape-shifting, color-changing Giant Pacific Octopus and experience the mystery of his volcanic underwater world.  Explore his Octopus Den and get up-close to fascinating animals like Moon Jellyfish and Japanese Spider Crabs.  They all make their home in a constantly changing ecosystem along the Ring of Fire where towering volcanoes and deep ocean trenches line the Pacific Ocean.

 

Stingray Hideaway: Enter Their World

Get up-close and even touch different species of stingrays. Then, enter their world as you journey through kid-friendly underwater tubes where stingrays soar above and all around you! Sea a tropical island paradise. Touch playful stingrays. Explore their underwater world. 

 

About the Newport Aquarium

Newport Aquarium, the No. 1 aquarium in the country according to USA Today's 10Best.com, showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. Named a 2013 top U.S. aquarium by Travel Channel, Newport Aquarium is a Herschend Family Entertainment company and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums,  and a leader in global wildlife conservation. Newport Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year and is located across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee. For more information, go to www.newportaquarium.com or call 859-261-7444.

 

Surrounded by Sharks

Surrounded by Sharks provides seamless acrylic tunnels that allow you to immerse yourself in the ocean with three exotic Shark Rays, a Honeycomb Whiptail Ray, Sand Tiger Sharks, Blacktip Reef Sharks, and a Zebra Shark. Also, don’t miss Denver, the inquisitive Loggerhead Sea Turtle always likes to say hello to guests.

 

Other family favorites include:

Shark Central The Newport Aquarium’s Shark Central exhibit brings the experience of “touching a shark” to every one of its visitors without any of the fuss of an oxygen tank or even a wetsuit. Guests can roll up their sleeves and put their hand into a touch pool filled with various species of sharks.

Seahorses: Unbridled Fun is an interactive exhibit where guests can discover seahorses, sea dragons, razorfish and pipefish and more.  Get in on the fun at the most interactive seahorse exhibit in the country.  Get eye-to-eye with each little one, while a giant video screen magnifies their zany behaviors so you can experience these unique creatures like never before.

Kroger Penguin Palooza– With five different species, it boasts one of the most diverse collections of cold-weather penguins in the country.

Frog Bog – The Frog Bog is the largest exhibit of its kind in the Midwest with nearly 20 species of exotic frogs. Children can find secret frog tanks visible only when they climb through tunnels and tubes in our kids-only Frog Bog jungle gym.

 

Annual Passes

Since you’ll want to visit again and again, the Newport Aquarium will 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.

 

Educational Programs

The Newport Aquarium is dedicated to igniting the imaginations of students and educators. Educational programs offered weekdays during the school year and for classroom field trips. To receive a trip registration form, leave your name and address with the Reservations Department at 859-815-1425. Confirmation packets include a teacher's guide and curriculum materials.

  

Volunteers

The Newport Aquarium works with hundreds of volunteers who aid in staffing exhibits and with a core of volunteer certified divers who aid in feeding select animals and cleaning some of the Aquarium’s exhibits. Call 859-815-1441 for more information.

 

Employment

For more information about joining the Newport Aquarium team, visit us online. https://www.newportaquarium.com/Careers.

 

Riverside Room

The Riverside Room, is a 6,000-square-foot meeting, conference and special event venue. With capacity for a 240-person sit-down dinner or a reception for 350, the Riverside Room is a flexible event space that features spectacular river views of the Cincinnati skyline.

 

The Riverside Room boasts state-of-the-art audio and video capabilities as well as impeccable service with exquisite cuisine.


Location

Riverwalk Level on the Exterior Plaza

Main Phone

1-800-406-3474

General Manager

Eric Rose

Hours

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.

Mailing Address

One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071

Additional Information

General Admission
• $24.99 Adults
• $17.99 Children (ages 3 - 12)
• Children under 2 are admitted free

*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.

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.

Employment

For more information about joining the Newport Aquarium team, visit our website.