While exploring Newport Aquarium's million gallons of fun, guests have the opportunity to touch a shark, play in the interactive frog bog and even pet a penguin during the Penguin Encounter. If you're daring, take a stroll across the NEW Shark Bridge (opening mid-April) - the only suspension bridge in North America where guests can walk just inches above nearly two dozen sharks! This V-shaped rope bridge is 75-feet long and is suspended over the open water of the 385,000 gallon Surrounded by Sharks exhibit. Dive shows in the Surrounded By Sharks exhibit are excitement for the whole family as divers talk from underwater and even answer questions. Then, visit Shark Ray Bay to witness the four, extremely rare shark rays on display: Sweet Pea, Scooter, Sunshine and Spike. 

Join the fun in the NEW Canyon Falls. Get up close and personal with adorable and playful Asian small-clawed otters, have an interactive experience during an otter talk and get nose to nose with two species of lizard never before seen at Newport Aquarium - yellow monitors, and panther chameleons, one of the most colorful lizards in the world.
 
Like BIG stuff? Then don't miss Gator Alley featuring Mighty Mike: the 14-foot, 800-pound alligator who's the biggest, baddest gator outside of Florida! Next head over to visit Thunder, a 118-pound snapping turtle, and Newport Aquarium mainstay Denver, the mischievous 200-pound loggerhead sea turtle with a three-foot-long shell.
 
Named one of the Best Aquariums in the U.S. by Travel Channel!

 

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