NEWPORT, Ky. – Just as meteorologists are forecasting the coldest temperatures of the season, Newport Aquarium announces the return of Winter Family Days, where two children (ages 2-12) get in FREE with each paid, full-priced adult ticket from Jan. 6 – Feb. 28.*
Kids will have fun inside our 72-degree climate-controlled facility, no matter the weather outside.
Extended Winter Hours
The aquarium will open one hour early (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) on the following dates:
- Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend: Jan. 16-18
- Saturdays: Jan. 23 & 30; Feb. 20, 27
- Presidents Day Weekend: Feb. 13-15
- Sunday: Feb. 28
At Newport Aquarium, there is always more new to see and do:
- Shark Bridge –This 75-foot rope bridge is the only one of its kind in North America and allows guests to walk just inches above nearly two dozen sharks, exotic shark rays, two stingrays and more than 300 fish in one of the country’s largest open air tank displays.
- Surrounded by Sharks – Guests can walk through a 385,000-gallon tank filled with rare and exotic shark rays, six species of shark, and Denver, the mischievous 200-pound loggerhead sea turtle.
- Gator Alley – Showcasing six species of crocodilians from four continents, Gator Alley has one of the most diverse collections of crocodilian species in the country. It’s the home of Mighty Mike – who at 14-feet long and 800 pounds is the biggest and baddest alligator in the country outside of Florida, as well as Snowball and Snowflake, two of fewer than 100 white alligators in the world.
- Kroger Penguin Palooza – With five different sub-Antarctic penguin species totaling nearly 50 birds, Kroger Penguin Palooza boasts one of the most diverse collections of cold-weather penguins in the country.
- Frog Bog – Children have never seen frogs like this before as they can find secret frog tanks visible only when they climb through tunnels and tubes in the kids-only Frog Bog jungle gym. Frog Bog is the largest exhibit of its kind in the Midwest with nearly 20 species of exotic frogs.
- Jellyfish Gallery – With more than 100 jellyfish on display, guests will marvel at the largest and coolest jellyfish exhibit in the Midwest.
Beginning Jan. 6, Winter Family Days tickets will be available at the Newport Aquarium ticket window, online at NewportAquarium.com or by phone at 800-406-FISH (3474).
*This special offer cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.
Newport Aquarium, the No. 1 aquarium in the country according to USA Today’s 10Best.com, has showcased thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water since 1999. 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.
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One Aquarium Way | Newport, KY 41071 | 859-261-7444
Last year I got scammed when we tried this. (We got there only to find out that the free kids admission was only good for certain weird hours and you could only buy tickets online, etc.) So, what’s the fine print that I’m not seeing?
During Summer Family Hours our promotion is geared toward certain hours of the day (traditionally after 4pm). However, this promotion is valid the entire day, each day through Feb. 28, and tickets can be purchased online. Here’s the link: http://www.newportaquarium.com/Aquarium-admission/Special-Offers/Winter-Family-Days
How much does it cost for adults?
The cost for adult tickets is $23.99.
Can u buy the tickets when u get there and kids r free all day
Would like more information
Here’s a link with more information: http://www.newportaquarium.com/Aquarium-admission/Special-Offers/Winter-Family-Days
Is this for 2016 because I read another post like this but dated for 2014???
Yes, Newport Aquarium has had this promotion in the past, and we have brought it back for January and it ends February 28th.
It is for 2016. Thanks!
Can you only take advantage of this promotion on line or can you buy tickets at the door?
This promotion is available online or on-site, but we recommend buying online so that you don’t have to stand in line when you arrive at the aquarium
I just want to make sure. If i buy an adult ticket, my 2 kids get in free, and if my husband buys an adult ticket his 2 kids get in free??? I just want to make sure before going there with 4 kids.
yes, that’s correct. We look forward to your visit!
Is this aquarium handicap accessible?
Hi April- Yes, it is handicap accessible. Shark Bridge is an able-bodied experience, but similar views of the shark tank are available for everyone who visit.