Newport Aquarium – Photoblog


My husband, Kenneth, and I are getting as much as we can out of our Newport Aquarium membership! This past weekend we went to the aquarium to see the Weeki Wachee Mermaids before checking out Books on the Banks. If you haven’t been to the Newport Aquarium yet, first click here to read my blog post about it, then go check it out in person! It’s a wonderful place to learn about aquatic life and it’s fun (you can pet real, live sharks too!).

During this visit I took a lot of fishy portraits, saw one of the Weeki Wachee mermaids swimming in the Coral Reef exhibit (she was so graceful!), petted several sharks and checked out the aquarium’s brand new #SharkWall!

I think these guys are upside-down catfish! About half of the fish were swimming upside down when we saw them.
“Fishy Portrait” #1: The Concerned Citizen
“Fishy Portrait” #2: The Sad + Stripy
“Fishy Portrait” #3: He’s Electric!
“Fishy Portrait” #4: Lazy Saturday
"Fishy Portrait" #5: No Photos, Please (a series)
“Fishy Portrait” #5: No Photos, Please (a series)
“Fishy Portrait” #6: Turtle Recall
Weeki Wachee mermaid in the Coral Reef tank!
There were a ton of kids and their parents at the aquarium to see the live mermaids.
My favorite part of visiting the aquarium: petting the sharks!
My new favorite mural in the area: #SharkWall
The wall features the following animals: an alligator, Amazon fish, spider crabs, jellyfish, penguins, a turtle, a shark and shark rays.
The mural is almost 33 feet tall and 50 feet long!


ohio-120x120 Newport Aquarium

Address: One Aquarium Way Newport, Kentucky 41071

Phone Number: 1-800-406-3474

Hours: Open daily 10 am – 6pm. Extended summer hours are 9am – 6pm from May 23rd to August 30th.

Admission: Under 2 – Free. Ages 2-12 – $15. Ages 13+ – $23.

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Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Address: Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way Spring Hill Florida 34606

Phone Number: 352-592-5656

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Address: 20 E. Central Parkway Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Phone Number: 513-333-0388

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