Experience the Magic of Newport Aquarium After Dark

Have you ever wondered what goes on at Newport Aquarium after the lights go out? Are you curious about which animals sleep and which ones come to life in the cover of darkness? If so, then you won’t want to miss the incredible experience of Aquarium After Dark at Newport Aquarium.

Your Aquarium After Dark adventure begins as you step into the aquarium during the exclusive after-hours time of 7:15pm. As you enter, you’ll be greeted by a special animal ambassador, who will guide you on your journey into the nocturnal world.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. After your encounter with the animal ambassador, you’ll have the opportunity to satisfy your nighttime cravings at a pizza party with a creepy, crawly twist! Discover the intriguing eating habits of some of the aquarium’s residents, including bugs and worms. And for the daring ones, you might even have a chance to try one yourself, covered in candy, of course!

As the evening proceeds, head over to the stunning Shark Ray Bay Theater to experience the enchanting sunset under the sea. Witness what the sharks and other fascinating fishy friends do when the sun sets below the horizon. In a magical twilight reveal, learn about the animal’s nocturnal superpowers, such as enhanced night vision or the ability to sleep with half their brain awake. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to meet another animal ambassador and discover how they are perfectly adapted for their adventures after dark.

Throughout the evening, everything you learn will be put to the test during an exciting after-dark scavenger hunt. Armed with a neon glowstick, you’ll venture through the aquarium on an exclusive twilight journey. Use your newfound knowledge and observation skills to uncover clues and secrets hidden in the depths of Newport Aquarium.

Aquarium After Dark offers a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. It’s a chance to see the aquarium in a whole new “light”, exploring the wonders of the animal kingdom when most visitors have gone home. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a curious adventurer, or simply looking for a memorable family outing, this after-dark event promises to captivate and inspire.

Upcoming Dates: 

  • Jan 26th
  • Feb 16th
  • Feb 23rd
  • Mar 15th
  • Mar 22nd

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