An Enquirer.com Special Section FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1999
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THE AQUARIUM
- Introduction
- Going there
- The murals
- The music
- Shop and Eat
- Beginnings

THE EXHIBITS

- World Rivers
- Shore Gallery
- Touch Pool
- Bizarre & Beautiful
- Dangerous & Deadly
- Riverbank
- 'Gator Bayou
-Amazon Rain Forest
- Coral Reef
- Jellyfish Gallery
- Kingdom of Penguins
- Ray Nursery
- Repopulation
- Surrounded by Sharks

THE STAFF

- Staff and keepers
Oceanic Adventures Newport Aquarium] [Building image]
Going to the Aquarium


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        • Where: Third Street in Newport, along the Ohio River.

        • Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day;

        10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Labor Day to Memorial Day.

        • Admission: Adults, $16; seniors, $14; children ages 3 to 12, $10. Pre-booked rates for groups of 15 or more: Adults, $11.95; children ages 3 to 12, $7.95, children under 3 admitted free.

        • Memberships: $45 adult, $35 seniors, $25 children; $139 family of four. Benefits include admission for 12 months, discounts at the Lighthouse Cafe and Treasure Chest Gift Shop, $1 discounts for guest admission, newsletter, discounts on diving courses and options for participation in dive trips.

        Memberships can be purchased year-round and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Call (888) 314-3474 (FISH).

        • Group/Corporate sales: Options are available for corporations, birthday parties and organizations for daily admission and special evening events.

        • Parking: Two on-site lots hold a total of 300 cars. $3 each; nearby parking at Central and Fourth streets (within two blocks of the aquarium), with a shuttle service available from this lot. This lot holds 450 cars. $2 each.

        There is also parking on Riverboat Row, with stairs connecting to the aquarium.

        • Accessibility: The entire facility is wheelchair accessible.

        • Rules: No strollers allowed inside. Strollers must be checked at the entrance and exchanged for baby backpacks.

        • Educational programs: Offered for both students and educators, weekdays during the school year.

        Classroom field trips are also available. The education department will provide teachers guides and activities students can do in the classroom relating to marine animals, conservations and more.

        The aquarium hopes to have on-site classroom facilities within a year to further its educational program development.

        • Information: 261-7444; www.newportaquarium.com

       



The Tristate is Goin' Fishin'
- Going to the Aquarium
Murals bring seascapes to life
Music sets the mood for 16 exhibits
Shop, eat and watch a movie
The making of an aquarium
World Rivers
Shore Gallery
Touch Pool
Bizarre & Beautiful
Dangerous & Deadly
Riverbank
'Gator Bayou
Amazon Rain Forest
Coral Reef
Jellyfish Gallery
Kingdom of Penguins
Ray Nursery
Repopulation
Surrounded by Sharks
Meet the staff and keepers

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