The Newport Aquarium is an attraction that is world-class, and it is a short drive for those in the Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, or Columbus areas. The variety of creatures that are present ensures that fans of reptiles, mammals, fish, and amphibians.
A number of live shows are studded through the day (Penguin Palooza, Penguin Parade, and the Penguin Exhibit Care), while the Tide Pool Touch session provide attendees old and young the ability to experience creatures in a bold new way. The Surrounded by Sharks exhibit is perhaps the most eye-opening, as one walks through an alcove that places them within arm’s (or tooth’s) length. A close second at the Newport Aquarium is the jellyfish exhibit, which combines a variety of jellyfish with lighting to really make the Cnidarians pop. The penguins provide further personality and charm to the attraction, while countless other mollusks, frogs, toads, and freshwater / saltwater fish fill out the Aquarium’s ranks.
Rates to visit the Newport Aquarium are sufficiently low ($23 for adults, $15 for children from 2 to 12) that a family can visit and see the myriad other sites that are present in Newport on the Levee, the Cincinnati metro area, and other destinations (the Ohio Renaissance Festival, Caesar Creek Flea Market). For those planning to make regular visits to the aquarium, a yearly pass will run an adult $45 and a child $29. While one will need to confirm with the website for their hours, the Newport Aquarium typically is open from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Make sure to visit the Newport Aquarium’s Twitter and Facebook (linked below) for the most up to date and accurate information about the aquarium’s attractions and specials. Other specials run regularly for admission to the Newport Aquarium through Kroger supermarkets in the area, or for those that are in the military or AARP.
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