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 Shark Bridge - 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 Seahorses: Unbridled Fun exhibit, the most interactive seahorse exhibit in the country featuring 10 species of seahorses, sea dragons, trumpetfish, shrimpfish and pipefish. Plus, rare video, interactive sculptures, create-your-own-customized sea horse or sea dragon and more.
Experience what lies under the rippling surface of cascading streams and waterfalls around the world in Freshwater Falls. Enjoy the Cascading Stream, Waterfall Cross Section, and walk beneath the falls and see fish like bass, black crappie, and perch in a way you've never seen them before! And don't forget to visit the tropical island paradise of Stingray Hideaway where you can touch a stingray and go eye-to-eye with them.
NEW in 2020! Explore the remains of a long-ago sunken ship scattered across the sea floor in the new exhibit, Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels. Journey through this vibrant reef, filled with a treasure trove of animals including the brightly colored fish, curious creatures and mysterious eels that call it home.