Newport Aquarium

Entertainment & Arts

North America, United States, Campbell County

The Newport Aquarium is an aquarium located in Newport, Kentucky, United States at Newport on the Levee. The aquarium has 70 exhibits and 14 galleries, including five seamless acrylic tunnels totaling over 200 feet (61 m) in length. The aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water, including the "Scooter" and "Sweet Pea," two of the few shark rays in captivity and the only breeding pair on display in the world. In 2009, the Aquarium received a baby shark ray from Taiwan, named Sunshine. The facility is open to the public 365 days a year. Newport Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums a leader in global wildlife conservation. The Newport Aquarium is part of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, a for-profit company.