Newport Aquarium to Celebrate 15-Year Anniversary Beginning May 1

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NEWPORT, Ky.Newport Aquarium opened to the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky community on May 15, 1999. To celebrate its upcoming 15-year anniversary, the Aquarium has a schedule full of events, discounts and promotions starting May 1 that will extend throughout the summer months.

May 15
15-Year Anniversary Media Event: Politicians representing Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Campbell County and the state of Kentucky, as well as business leaders from both sides of the Ohio River, will be present for a press conference to celebrate Newport Aquarium’s 15-year anniversary.

 May 1-15 $19.99 discounted tickets: WXIX-TV FOX19 Cincinnati will air one segment per day May 1-15 featuring unique aspects of Newport Aquarium. At the close of each segment, there will be information on how guests can purchase discounted general admission tickets to Newport Aquarium for only $19.99 through The $19.99 price is in homage to the year 1999, when Newport Aquarium opened to the public. Tickets are available for any visit date through May 31, 2014, but must be purchased on or prior to May 15, 2014 (while supplies last).

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Annual Passholders Bring-A-Friend Discount: Newport Aquarium Annual Passholders can purchase tickets for their friends and family members for just $15 for adults and $10 for children. Limit one (1) discounted guest ticket per Annual Pass. Offer and tickets valid Mondays-Fridays May 1-21, 2014.

May 1, 5-8
Buy One Get One Free Penguin Encounters and Backstage Animal Experiences: On May 1 and May 5-8, guests can buy one Penguin Encounter or Backstage Animal Experience and get a second free.

May 23
World Turtle Day: American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle, is sponsoring its 14th annual World Turtle Day™ on May 23. The day was created as an observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. What better way to spend World Turtle Day in the tri-state than to visit Newport Aquarium and its newest exhibit, Turtle Canyon?


May 23-Aug. 30
Extended Summer Hours: From May 23 through Aug. 30, Newport Aquarium will be open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily.

May 26-Aug. 29
Summer Family Hours: From May 26 through Aug. 29 (excluding Saturdays), between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., two children 12 years and under are admitted free with the purchase of one non-discounted adult ticket.

Artworks Mural: Starting in June, high school students from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will collaborate with Artworks Cincinnati on a summer-long project to design and produce a mural along the exterior riverside wall of Newport Aquarium. The mural will be pay reference to aquatic life exhibited at Newport Aquarium over the past 15 years, with a September expected completion date. More details to follow.


Newport Aquarium, the No. 1 aquarium in the country according to USA Today’s, showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water. Named a top U.S. aquarium by US City Traveler in 2014 and by Travel Channel in 2013, Newport Aquarium is a Herschend Family Entertainment company and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Newport Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year and is located across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee.

Find us on: | Twitter: @NewportAquarium

One Aquarium Way | Newport, KY 41071 | 859-261-7444

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