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Home to thousands of animals spread over 70 different exhibits, Newport Aquarium represents one of the Midwest's premier displays of aquatic species, including the rare bowmouth guitarfish. The aquarium boasts 14 galleries, each focused on a specific theme, including the Frog Bog, Gator Alley, the Amazon, Coral Reef, and more. The site's jellyfish exhibit is a centerpiece and one of the largest of its kind in the country. If you're a shark fan, don't miss Shark Central, where you can pet and feel several resident shark species. Check the online schedule of events for information regarding special talks, exhibits, and group activities. Make Newport Aquarium a part of your Newport vacation plans using our Newport sightseeing planner.
Newport Aquarium reviews
Entry process is a disaster. Fix it Newport! Did advanced ticket purchase. We got there at 10:53 a.m. for 11:00 a.m. entry and still had to wait in line to enter the building. And getting in the..... more
Entry process is a disaster. Fix it Newport! Did advanced ticket purchase. We got there at 10:53 a.m. for 11:00 a.m. entry and still had to wait in line to enter the building. And getting in the..... more »
A nice Aquarium overlooking the river just a cross from Cinci. Very popular, and surrounded by lots of other stores. Covered parking. Enjoyed it.
A nice Aquarium overlooking the river just a cross from Cinci. Very popular, and surrounded by lots of other stores. Covered parking. Enjoyed it. more »
This aquarium is not just perfect for families with young children to visit and see, but for people of all ages as well! There are also walk through tunnels and exhibits such as petting small...
This aquarium is not just perfect for families with young children to visit and see, but for people of all ages as well! There are also walk through tunnels and exhibits such as petting small... more »
Absolutely love taking my kids here. Such a great place to go and see a wide arrange of sea life. Being able to touch sharks and rays was awesome. Even though you have to schedule a time to start, the place was pretty busy. We still had a blast!!!
This place is sweet. Tons of things to see here. The have fish from all over the world with great descriptive plaques. Lots of neat things they have done with the displays. They have aquariums with little indentations that you can stick your head into. They have glass floors so you can see underneath. They have tunnels where you can see the fish all around you. Pretty great spot to go for a day trip. A little crowded and I wish they would require people to wear masks. You don't have to wear one if you've been vaccinated but nobody is checking so come prepared with a good mask of you're concerned about COVID. Sweet place though. I highly recommend a visit.
We had a great time. Very interactive with animals, which was great for children. Also activities for children. The place was clean. The staff was very pleasant. Answering questions the children had about animals. We ended our vacation here at the last minute. We were going to the zoo but changed our minds. I'm so glad we did.
This is a pretty good aquarium. The price does feel a little high for the time spent. At least all of the animals seem to be well taken care of, so that probably accounts for the higher price would be my guess. The exhibits are typically well-presented and interesting. A few exhibits are higher than children could see, but there were some touch areas to feel the creatures. At the end, there is an optional type bridge to walk over the tank, so that was neat.
Went with a large group on a Friday and there were still several kids in attendance . But it wasn't too bad or too crowded. You must make reservations for specific times. This helps stagger the crowds which is nice. The aquarium is quite large with plenty of exhibits. There is a quick service restaurant at the aquarium as well as a large gift shop with some restaurants just outside the aquarium or within walking distance. There is ample parking. It took us about two hours to go through all the exhibits. It's probably between a 1.5-3 hour time to see everything. I'd say it's worth going to.
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