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Newport Aquarium, Newport

(4.1/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your Newport Aquarium visit and explore what else you can see and do in Newport using our Newport vacation trip planner.
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  • $22.00 for a ticket is way to much for 30 minutes of attraction. It goes by so quick. The shark bridge is definitely cool but go to the zoo near by and save your money.  more »
  • We visited the aquarium as a family, my daughter is 7, and all had a great time together. We especially enjoyed the hands on exhibits and the 'glass' tunnel. We would definitely go back again once the...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our visit to the Newport Aquarium. We went on a rainy, Monday morning so it wasn't very crowded, but at times it did feel like there were a lot of people collected in one spot. My ki...  more »
  • This place is fantastic. The keepers are always happy to answer questions and are enthusiastic about what they do. The aquarium is well layed out and there is lots to see. The animal feedings are great to watch and you can even touch sharks. Gentle music is piped through the aquarium so it makes for a nice relaxing day out. We've been twice and will definitely go back.
  • The Newport Aquarium is one of our family's favorite places to go. We have been season pass holders for three years now. This year we had a private session with a mermaid (for our 2 year old) that was offered generously by Luna and Allison. Thank you all for being soo awesome!!
  • Great place for the family. Mermaid idea is great. My son fell in love with her. Liked the rehaul that was done. Take your time and enjoy. Good places to visit afterwards too if your up for it.
  • Filled with educational facts. All exhibits were were well maintained and easy to see all animals.
  • Huge disappointment!! What a let down.I can't believe I paid $25 to for a 15minute walk through. The only reason people spend 2hrs there is to fight the crowd and wait on the elevator to leave, today the escalator was down so there was a line at the elevator. I feel bad for the people that pay all that money for a family. They don't have a parking lot so get ready for a walk. I will never recommend this place!!!!