Are you looking for something fun to do? Are looking for something you can do year around? Are you looking for something you can do no matter the weather? Are you looking for an activity for the entire family? Do you like sea animals? If you answered, “Yes,” to any of the questions head to the Newport Aquarium.
The Newport Aquarium is located in Newport, Kentucky, just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. The aquarium boast “A Million Gallons of Fun” (www.newportacquarium.com). The aquarium boasts 70 exhibits and 14 galleries for families to enjoy.
Visit the “Shark Central” exhibit. At the Shark Central exhibit not only can we see the sharks, but we can also touch the sharks. Of course, there are rules. Before we can touch the sharks, we must learn how to properly pet them. The proper way, shown to us, is the two-finger touch. This is for the safety of guest. They were very safe and not one looked like it was ready to feed.
Come within inches of freshwater fish and exotic fish by visiting the “Amazon Flooded Forest.” Here we can walk through a 32.5 feet tunnel that connects an 117,000 gallon tank. From experience, you feel like you are in the tank with them. It is an amazing experience for the entire family.
Be sure to go the Theater. Here guest watch a film on the sea creatures inside of the theater. Divers are also here, Thursday through Sunday. The divers tell us a story on all of the creatures they are swimming with.
Everyday, guest and passer-bys can enjoy a free Penguin Parade. The Penguin Parade is done on the plaza outside of the Newport Aquarium. The Penguin parade features at least one African Penguin. There are three. All of which have the name of an original American Idol judge: Simon, Paula, or Randy. The three African Penguins have their own car. Each day, one luckily child will get to lead the parade. Will it be your child?
For a fun experience head to the Newport Aquarium. Go to all of the exhibits and check out all of the galleries. Touch the sharks and watch the Penguin Parade. The Newport Aquarium– “A Million Gallons of fun.”
General Admission is $20.00 for adults, $13.00 for children 2-12, and free for children under 2.
Annual passes are also available. Annual passes give guest unlimited visits to the aquarium. All guest of annual pass holders get $2.00 off general admission. Pass holders also receive a 15 percent discount from the aquariums’ restaurant and gift shop. As well a 15 percent discount from Sweet Dreams Candy Company. Prices for annual passes are as follows: $38.00 for adults 13-64, $34.00 for seniors over the age of 65, $24.00 for children 2-12, children under 2 are free. All prices include taxes.
For more information, call (859) 261-7444 or go to www.newportaquarium.com