Newport Aquarium Kicks Off All-New Underwater Scavenger Hunt Highlighting New Animals

Launches New Membership Program with VIP Benefits Plus Two Extra Months Free

Newport Aquarium is bringing some new fun to winter in Cincy with new animals, new Annual Memberships and an All-New Underwater Scavenger Hunt Around the World presented by Skyline Chili.

Underwater Scavenger Hunt Clue

Starting January 19, visitors are invited on an indoor Underwater Scavenger Hunt adventure where they can escape the cold and meet some new animal friends, while learning more about those they may have overlooked before.

Among the new animals are the mesmerizing weedy sea dragons and a rare albino catfish born at the aquarium. While finding the animals, visitors will also search the exhibits for the Scavenger Hunt’s hidden globes, with each carrying a letter. All together they reveal a secret phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Gold Annual Memberships, along with a $100 Skyline Chili Gift Card!

The new weedy sea dragons recently went on display in the Seahorses: Unbridled Fun gallery. These beautiful creatures get their name from their plant-like appearance and graceful movements. Weedy sea dragons are striking upon first glance with their leafy look, and are known for their elaborate dance during courtship. Another new animal to be found during the Underwater Scavenger Hunt is the rare albino channel catfish, that was interestingly born at the aquarium to parents not presenting this trait. The catfish was coincidentally born alongside the aquarium’s two white American alligators, Snowball and Snowflake, in Gator Alley.

Newport Aquarium’s new Silver, Gold and Platinum Annual Membership program has also just launched, allowing guests to choose from three tiers of different benefits to find the right fit for their family. Members can enjoy a full year of unlimited visits with a Silver Annual Membership. Upgrade to a Gold Membership for extra benefits like exclusive member events, Bring-A-Friend Free Days and free parking vouchers. Or, get guaranteed entry without a reservation and other VIP Benefits with a Platinum Membership. Each Membership helps support animals and education at your aquarium along with conservation efforts around the world. For a limited time, Gold and Platinum Memberships also come with two extra months free. To learn more, visit NewportAquarium.com. The Underwater Scavenger Hunt Around the World is included free with admission or Annual Membership.

Newport Aquarium is located at 1 Levee Way Newport, KY.

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