Did you know the Newport Aquarium offers two free children’s admissions per adult in January and February each year? I didn’t until recently. We’ve been wanting to go forever, but haven’t wanted to fork over the steep prices. Our first trip today was made even sweeter with the $42.oo savings!
The Aquarium sits right beside the Ohio River with Cincinnati in the background.
Of course we saw fish – big fish, little fish, dull fish, bright fish, freshwater fish, saltwater fish….
Oh, and sharks. Lots of sharks! Many of the fish could swim over top of us as we went through tunnels under water.
We saw tons of plants native to particular waters as well. Beautiful plants! And anemone (which are actually predatory animals!) were all over the place.
There were snakes, eels, turtles, alligators and even some birds. Oh, and divers, too!
The kids had a blast at all the hands-on exhibits. The most fun was touching starfish, horseshoe crabs and sharks!
This is nature study at its finest in the winter time! LOL