Exploration Center & Aquarium

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Easton's Beach, Newport

Whether you're a local or just visiting the Newport area, our Exploration Center & Aquarium with its beachfront location, is the perfect family destination. 

Our interactive marine science center is home to more than 140 species from Narragansett Bay. Children can get face-to-fin with lobsters, crabs, and fish from our local waterways. With Newport's only ocean-facing beach just outside our front door, you can continue the beachcombing experience after your visit.

Feature exhibits

  • Smooth dogfish sharks
  • Little skates
  • Rare lobsters
  • Octopus


Easton's Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840 (map & directions)

Hours of operation

  • Daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day

For more information call 401-324-6020


General admission is $6

FREE for Save The Bay members and children under 3. Become a member now. Discounts for military ID and senior citizens.

Open year-round for Schools and Groups, and offer education programs linked to the Grade Span Expectations.  Browse & book programs >