You won’t have your toes in the sand, but you’ll feel like you’re at the ocean at Newport Aquarium near Cincinnati. Whether you make it a long weekend in Cincinnati or head there for the day, you’ll find plenty to explore for hours.
It’s time to celebrate Shark Summer at Newport Aquarium, with a brand new baby shark! The Shark Capital of the Midwest is kicking off the summer season and Memorial Day weekend with free kid’s admission and a fintastic event celebrating sharks!
During #SharkSummer, guests will get the opportunity to journey through the aquarium, discovering fun shark facts and shark related exhibits around every corner. Plus, Sundays through Fridays, one kid (ages 2-12) gets in free after 4 p.m. with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. This offer is available for a limited time only from May 26 to July 21 and must be purchased online at NewportAquarium.com.
Newport Aquarium is just 2 hours away and showcases thousands of animals, plus fun and interactive activities. Newport Aquarium is excited to announce a baby epaulette shark, born at Newport Aquarium, will be on exhibit for the first time ever during Shark Summer! Guests will also get a chance to help name the baby shark this summer.
Once grown, the epaulette shark will follow in her parents’ “fin-prints” and become an ambassador for her species through the WAVE Foundation’s Wave on Wheels community outreach efforts. In the meantime, guests can watch her grow up in her new home inside theSeahorses gallery.
Newport Aquarium One Kid Free promotion
Sundays through Fridays, one kid (ages 2-12) gets in free after 4 p.m. with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. This offer is available through July 21, and must be purchased online here.
While you’re there, don’t miss the immersive exhibit Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus with three different zones to explore. Experience what it’s like to live deep in the sea with glowing lights and rumbling sounds representing churning seismic activity that created the rippling sea floor, caves and other rock formations where amazing creatures like the Giant Pacific Octopus live.
Explore the Stingray Hideaway where you’ll interact with stingrays like never before. Are all sea creatures slimy? Find out at Tide Pool Touch where you’ll have a touchable view of the many species of underwater creatures at the Touch Pool. Kids will love finding the secret frog tanks visible only when they climb through tunnels and tubes in the kids-only Frog Bog jungle gym. Are you brave enough to cross the Shark Bridge? Shark Bridge is the world’s first suspended rope bridge where guests can walk just inches above more than two dozen sharks, shark rays and other ocean animals.
Newport Aquarium is open every day of the year, and offers ticket discounts of $1-$3 at Kroger Stores, and with Military, AAA, and AARP membership.
Be sure to check out our Visitor Tips page for more suggestions to make your visit the best.
Want to enjoy a REALLY special Newport Aquarium event? Spend the night at Newport Aquarium with their special Overnight Adventures! Its cheaper than many hotels and includes special tours, activities, and more!