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  • Newport Aquarium is fully accessible for our guests in wheelchairs and for those for whom steps are a challenge.
  • The Information Desk also has a limited number of wheelchairs available (first come, first served) on loan at no cost for use during your visit. Segways are not permitted in the Aquarium.

Newport Aquarium is fully accessible for our guests in wheelchairs and for those for whom steps are a challenge.
The Information Desk also has a limited number of wheelchairs available (first come, first served) on loan at no cost for use during your visit. Segways are not permitted in the Aquarium.

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Newport Aquarium is fully accessible for our guests in wheelchairs and for those for whom steps are a challenge.
The Information Desk also has a limited number of wheelchairs available (first come, first served) on loan at no cost for use during your visit. Segways are not permitted in the Aquarium.

Newport Aquarium is fully accessible for our guests in wheelchairs and for those for whom steps are a challenge.
The Information Desk also has a limited number of wheelchairs available (first come, first served) on loan at no cost for use during your visit. Segways are not permitted in the Aquarium.

Families with terminally ill adults and children that live in the following states may request one-day admissions for the individual’s immediate family once per year through the patient’s physician.

  • Tennessee
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • West Virginia
  • Virginia

No personal applications will be accepted. Parking, meals and travel costs are not provided by Dollywood.*

*Applications must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of visit.

Newport Aquarium is fully accessible for our guests in wheelchairs and for those for whom steps are a challenge.
The Information Desk also has a limited number of wheelchairs available (first come, first served) on loan at no cost for use during your visit. Segways are not permitted in the Aquarium.

Bring Your Coat:

There may be some wait time on busy days to get into the aquarium. Be sure to bring your coats so you can enjoy all of the fun located around Newport on the Levee

Parking Garage:

If you park in the garage, the aquarium is on Level PL.

Visit Early:

Weekends and Holidays are traditionally our busiest time and we tend to be less busy earlier in the day. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and ticket sales end at 5 p.m. We do offer extended hours on specified weekends in January and February, please check our hours of operation for more details.

Buy your Tickets Online:

Choose your date & time and skip the ticket line when you purchase your tickets in advance. Buy Now.

Bag Check:

All guests entering Newport Aquarium are subject to bag inspection conducted by Newport Aquarium designated security personnel. More information can be found here.

Visit on a Weekday:

Weekdays (except for holiday Mondays) are the best time to visit because that’s when you can see extra cool stuff like our biologists feeding, training and interacting with the animals in their care. Visit our calendar for more information about our daily activities.

Download the Connect Cincinnati app:

Take advantage of Free WiFi provided by Cincinnati Bell. Prior to your visit, download the Connect Cincinnati mobile app and get connected to Fioptics Free WiFi at Newport Aquarium and around the city.

Newport Aquarium is dedicated to providing our guests with a safe, family-friendly, entertaining and educational experience.
Our policies have been developed to ensure that all guests can enjoy their visit to our facility. Please follow safety signage throughout the Aquarium.

Newport Aquarium is fully accessible for our guests in wheelchairs and for those for whom steps are a challenge.
The Information Desk also has a limited number of wheelchairs available (first come, first served) on loan at no cost for use during your visit. Segways are not permitted in the Aquarium.