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Newport Aquarium, Newport

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Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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.
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  • Great visit! They enforced the covid protocols very well. Everyone stayed spaced out and masks were worn. Because of these rules, I think we got to see even more animals than usual. Everyone got the.....  more »
  • Had no idea what to expect in a small town in Kentucky but it was the best aquarium my family has ever been to. Non stop exhibits and the shark bridge!  more »
  • This place is awesome! Family friendly, educational and PLENTY of places to eat around. 💕 2 and under get in free and it's like 21 per adult. It's awesome to go and spend the day. Tad chilly inside long sleeves were comfy but they have places where you have to dip your whole arm into the water to touch animals. SO! Up to you on attire I suppose. 😊
  • So much fun. A bit costly but once you step inside you see the value in the ticket. A great layout and excellent showing of various aquatic species. Be sure to stop by the massive floor to ceiling glass viewing area to see where the big fish swim. Great for kids, families or anyone looking to enjoy.

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