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Newport Aquarium, Newport

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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 .
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  • I had heard great things about the Aquarium so I brought my niece for a weekend trip. We were not disappointed! So many hands on activities where you could touch the swimming creatures. The show in th...  more »
  • We were there at opening thinking we could beat the rush....but so was everyone else! The aquarium had a good layout, so that even though it was busy, we could still easily see the fish. There were se...  more »
  • It was a nice experience. We hadn't been in awhile, and some displays that we really liked had changed. I liked those too, but, miss the otters and birds. Overall, was great to spend time with my daughters, the most important part 😊
  • Wonderful experience. Did the penguin experience. Touching sting rays was so cool! And the pictures you can get in front of green screen are also really, really great! The timed entry was very good since it was so packed!

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