Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY (Cincinnati)

1 Aquarium WayNewport, KY 41071
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Dive into an aquatic adventure at the state-of-the-art Newport Aquarium in Kentucky! Located only two minutes from downtown Cincinnati—the aquarium is perfect for families and friends visiting Newport or Cincinnati. Meet rare white alligators and the West’s first-ever shark ray Sweet Pea, touch sharks, and cross a 75-foot-long rope bridge over sharks!

Good To Know

  • Located right across the river from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Explore the wonders of the underwater world at the Newport on the Levee—right in the heart of Newport, Kentucky.
  • Family-friendly aquarium with 70 exhibits and 14 galleries, including five (5) state-of-the-art seamless acrylic tunnels, plus fun activities and events.
  • Parking available in the Newport on the Levee parking garage.
  • See thousands of mesmerizing animals like rare white alligators, shark rays, and more. Touch sharks and skates, and cross the thrilling Shark Bridge.
  • Please note that sharks are fed a variety of seafood, refrain from touching the sharks if you have fish or shellfish allergies.
  • Wheelchair-accessible except for the Shark Bridge.
  • Food and drinks available for purchase at Sharky’s Cafe, just beyond the Shark Tunnel.
  • Strollers are permitted, but best to leave them at home for parents and children to enjoy the visit.


from Newport Aquarium
Get ready to explore the wonders of an underwater world at Newport Aquarium, located in Newport, Kentucky, right across the river from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. See thousands of the world’s most exotic aquatic creatures as you waddle with playful penguins, meet rare white alligators, be surrounded by sharks, and be surprised by smiling stingrays.

Encounter thrilling adventures like the first-in-the-world Shark Bridge, where you can cross inches above a tank full of sharks on a rope bridge. Plus, experience the brand-New Hatchling Harbor and be immersed in a bustling 25-foot-long habitat where you’ll meet baby animals growing and changing every day! All while spending quality time together and creating lasting memories.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Newport Aquarium

What are the Newport Aquarium hours?

Newport Aquarium's operating hours vary and are subject to change. Please check the aquarium's operating calendar in the ticket section above for operating hours during your travel date range.

Where is Newport Aquarium?

Newport Aquarium is located on the westernmost side of Newport on the Levee on the Riverwalk Level at 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071.

How long does it take to go through Newport Aquarium?

It will take about 2–4 hours to visit every exhibit, depending on your chosen activity, events, and how busy the aquarium is.

Does Newport Aquarium have food?

Yes, light or hearty meals and drinks are available for purchase at Sharky’s Cafe, just beyond the Shark Tunnel. Please note that outside food and drinks are not permitted except for bottled water.

Does Newport Aquarium have dolphins?

Unfortunately, there are no dolphins at the aquarium. But you'll find other amazing underwater creatures, including the first-ever shark ray in the West, Giant Pacific Octopus, sharks, rays, turtles, and more!

How big is Newport Aquarium?

The aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. It has 70 exhibits and 14 galleries, including five (5) seamless acrylic tunnels totaling over 200 feet in length.

How far is Cincinnati Zoo from Newport Aquarium?

Newport Aquarium to Cincinnati Zoo is 5.3 miles via I-71 N, 4.6 miles via Reading Rd., and 6 miles via I-471 N & I-71 N.

How far is Kings Island from Newport Aquarium?

Newport Aquarium to Kings Island is 24.7 miles via I-71 N.

Is there parking?

Yes, visitors can park in the Newport on the Levee parking garage and take the elevator to the plaza (PL) level. Numerous accessible parking spots are available around the central elevator column and near the east elevator bay.

Is it wheelchair-accessible?

Yes, it is wheelchair-accessible except for just one (1) attraction—the Shark Bridge, which requires guests to walk independently across it. However, similar views and vantage points can be seen at Shark Tank for those who can't cross the bridge. Wheelchairs are also available from guest services at the entrance on a first come, first serve basis; please provide a valid photo ID for access.