Type: Aquariums, Family Friendly
Cincinnati is far from the ocean, but Newport Aquarium provides visitors an opportunity to view the underwater world. Shark lovers are fascinated by several exhibits: a shark tunnel where sharks swim... Read More
Cincinnati is far from the ocean, but Newport Aquarium provides visitors an opportunity to view the underwater world. Shark lovers are fascinated by several exhibits: a shark tunnel where sharks swim over your head, Shark Central where visitors pet small sharks and the Shark Bridge which traverses the top of the shark tank. Newport Aquarium is also home to four rare Shark Rays. Other exhibits show the diversity of aquatic habitats, including a coral reef, river environments and a fascinating jellyfish exhibit. The Tide Pool allows visitors to touch creatures like sea stars and crabs. Newport Aquarium is also home to several other species: the largest alligator in the US outside of Florida, 17 species of penguins, exotic frogs, and adorable otters. Visitors can touch turtles in the Turtle Corral. The aquarium also offers programs for an additional fee, such as backstage animal experiences and penguin encounters.
- Daily 10am-6pm
- Hours May Vary Seasonally
- Adult $20; Child (2-12) $13
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Newport Aquarium often runs seasonal promotions that are a great value and some are available online only. Check the website before visiting. Currently they are offering two free kids' admission with each paying adult if you visit Sunday through Friday from 4 – 7 pm (online purchase only)."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Newport Aquarium has a variety of underwater exhibits and interactive experiences with year-round appeal for all ages.