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May 25, 2024

Newport Aquarium

Vote Newport Aquarium as the BEST!

Help our aquarium win! Vote by May 13.

USA Today has announced contenders for the best aquariums in the U.S. and now, YOU can vote for your favorite. There are over 150 aquariums in the U.S., and Newport Aquarium is one of just 20 nominated for this honorable recognition.

They look for facilities that provide exploratory settings where people can discover the hidden wonders of the world’s oceans and waterways; plus they recognize the important role the top aquariums play in conservation and education through their high-quality exhibits.

Newport Aquarium specifically stood out for its regular addition of new experiences including the all new Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus that opened for spring break. This family fun area contains seven different displays focused on the bizarre and fascinating creatures that live between towering volcanos and deep ocean trenches in a part of the world that boasts the most earthquakes of any region on the planet.

Vote at The contest runs through May 13 at 12 p.m. The new Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus is included with aquarium admission or membership. Learn more at

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.