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For Immediate Release

May 23, 2014


Peter Hanney 401-272-3540 x129

Exploration Center & Aquarium in Newport Open Daily through Labor Day 

NEWPORT, RI - Memorial Day Weekend will kick off the full-time opening of Save The Bay’s Exploration Center & Aquarium at Easton’s Beach in Newport. The Center is now open daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.

This weekend will mark the Exploration Center’s eighth season at Easton's Beach. The public is invited to celebrate the start of the summer season by checking out the interactive marine science center, meeting the aquarists, and visiting the beach.

More than140 species from Narragansett Bay reside in the Exploration Center. Popular exhibits include smooth dogfish sharks, little skates, rare Calico lobsters, crabs, fish, an octopus, and more. Critters are from local waterways and exhibits educate both children and adults about the area’s diverse habitats.

The Exploration Center also features interactive activities and events, such as the Mysteries of The Exploration Center creature feeding program, story times, creature features, crafts, and beach walks. With Newport’s only ocean-facing beach just outside the front door and a wide range of activities, the Exploration Center is a perfect destination for visitors and locals alike.

If you go

The Exploration Center & Aquarium is located at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard in Newport, Rhode Island.

Admission is $6.00 for ages four and older. Save The Bay members and those three years and younger always enjoy free admission. The Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 401-324-6020.

About Save The Bay

Founded in 1970, Save The Bay ( is a non-profit member organization working to protect, restore and explore Narragansett Bay and its watershed. Save The Bay believes the Bay’s future depends on tomorrow’s leaders understanding how important the Bay is to our economy, environment and quality of life. The organization offers education programs to schools, community groups and the general public; protects Narragansett Bay by advocating for Bay-friendly legislation, reviewing permits and raising public awareness; and restores the Bay to full health through its extensive habitat restoration program.