Exploration Center & Aquarium, Newport

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  • August 11, 2017
    We had just walked along the Cliff Walk there in Newport and were just about to leave when we walked past this place. We thought why not as an adventure. $8 a head to get in, staffed by many knowledge...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We visited on a Sunday afternoon. Free parking right next to the Aquarium. The staff is excellent. Abigail Rottler was knowledgable, friendly and an excellent representative for the Aquarium. She easi...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The aquarium is small but they pack so much into it that you could be there for hours! Admission was $8 and was totally worth it. My kids had so much fun looking at all the tanks and touching every an...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    Although small my daughter and I enjoyed our time. I Enjoyed how informative they were about the fish, they actually kept both our attention and we both loved the tank where you can touch the fish.
  • June 30, 2017
    We got to pet sharks and lots of other sea creatures. So glad we were referred to the place. Great for kids.
  • June 29, 2017
    My kids love this place people are alway nice been going here for a few years. It's small but very fun for the kids.
  • June 3, 2017
    So cool!! My son was extremely excited about the shark. Everyone was kind and extremely knowledgeable.. def returning!
  • February 19, 2017
    I came here for a quick trip from Providence to get away and enjoy a magnificent day with my partner. We loved the service and attention of the staff here. We learned so much even as adults. It is small, but there are so many cool things to discover about our next door neighbors in the sea right here in R.I. Definitely a great place to spend an hour or so with the kids or just on a date around town. You can also after the aquarium, head to the beach and enjoy of a swim, if it is hot enough, or walk around, pick up many pretty shells, and enjoy the views if it is not.

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