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We LOVE to visit the Newport Aquarium located in Newport, KY. If you are like me, right now you are looking for fun and affordable summer activities for your kids. Summer Family Hours is one of the most affordable family fun experiences around because two kids (ages 2-12) get in free with each adult paying full price. You can take your kids to see thousands of the most exotic aquatic animals from around the world and share in an experience they’ll never forget for less than the cost of a movie!
Summer Family Hours – Newport Aquarium
During Summer Family Hours up to two kids (Ages 2-12) get in FREE with each adult paying full price. This offer is available online only for purchase on the Newport Aquarium Website so be sure to purchase before your visit. The offer is available May 26 through August 29, 2014 on Sunday – Friday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. It excludes Saturday and Sunday.
They are not available July 4th and other dates and times may be blacked out due to demand so be sure to check before you plan your trip.
I took my niece and Peyton to visit the Newport Aquarium and they had a blast. The new Turtle Canyon exhibit is great! We really love that they replaced the otters with this exhibit. Other favorites at the aquarium included Mighty Mike, the Frog Bog and of course the Sharks! Check out this Instagram video of Turtle Canyon.
We also like how hands on the Newport Aquarium is. They have several touch stations throughout the aquarium including the new Turtle Touch in the Turtle Canyon Exhibit. Of course our favorite is still touching the sharks. They start the day with a Penguin Parade, you can watch the animals being fed, they have live shows and so much more. We love to schedule our visits around the feedings (be sure to check online) and shows that we want to see that day. You can also get your hand stamped and visit the Newport on the Levee and then come back in later in the same day for another show to really make a day of it. You could even pack a picnic and enjoy that and come back in to keep it frugal!
For more information on Turtle Canyon and the Newport Aquarium Annual Passes, visit NewportAquarium.com. The Newport Aquarium is open 365 days a year. I personally think the best deal is to get a season pass, with just 2 visits you have earned your money back. We have been pass holders since my son was 18 months old! Also, for discounted tickets you can purchase in advance at your local Kroger on online at NewportAquarium.com.
Disclaimer: The Newport Aquarium provided us with three free tickets. This in no way affects our post. It is 100% our own.