Mark your calendars now for the May 8th and May 9th Homeschool Days at Newport Aquarium. Located on the banks of the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky, this fun, family-friendly, educational attraction has been named the No. 1 aquarium in the Midwest and Best Rainy Day Outing in Cincinnati. The aquarium boasts hundreds of species and thousands of animals in over 65 exhibits.
All general admission tickets are only $11.00- saving you up to 52% off the normal prices, guests under 2 are free.
Homeschool Days at Newport Aquarium offers your family an opportunity to explore the aquarium while participating in special events. Two classroom experiences, All About Penguins (appropriate for Pre-K to 5th grade), and Surrounded by Sharks (appropriate for Pre-K to 12th grade) are offered as well as Behind the Scenes Tours, and the Penguin Encounter for an additional cost.
Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour and learn what it takes to maintain a one million-gallon environment. You’ll see miles of pipes, explore where the animals are fed and get a peek at the vet lab on this guided tour.
Get up-close and personal with a Penguin Encounter. This new, 20 minute experience allows you to hang out with a biologist and nine South African Black Footed Penguins in the Penguin House.
Meet the Mascots! The Newport Aquarium friendly mascots will be greeting guests beginning at 10:00 am in the Main Lobby and continuing throughout the day.
Dive Shows: Keep an eye out for the divers who will be giving presentations from inside the Shark Tank.
Tickets and tours must be scheduled and purchased no later than Friday, May 4th by filling out this form. Walk-up guests will pay full price- NO discounts will be given. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.
Extend your stay at the aquarium when you experience Ride the Ducks! Board the amphibious vehicle to explore the shores of Cincinnati and Newport for a fun and educational 45 minute ride.
If you’re interested in nearby attractions, here are some ideas to get you started, 5 Family Friendly Things to do in Cincinnati. You may also enjoy visiting the nearby Creation Museum. Check out these Tips to Visiting the Creation Museum.
One Aquarium Way
Newport, KY 41071
Phone (859) 815-1471