Exploration Center and Aquarium

Save The Bay’s Aquarium will be relocating to America’s Cup Ave. in Summer 2023.

We invite you to learn more about this exciting new project at savebay.org/a-new-aquarium-a-new-experience—and check in often for progress updates!
In the meantime, we invite you to continue visiting us at our current location in the Easton’s Beach Rotunda!


Easton’s Beach Rotunda
175 Memorial Blvd.
Newport, R.I.  02840


General Admission: $9
Discounted Admission: $8 (Seniors, college students with ID)
FREE for Save The Bay FAMILY MEMBERS, children under 3, and active and first responders with ID


Open Fri-Sun: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

FEBRUARY 17th-26th

Open Daily: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.



The Exploration Center and Aquarium

Our interactive marine science center is home to more than 40 species from Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island waters. Our sustainable collection of organisms consists of rescued animals, juveniles in our nursery program, and animals in our breeding program. With the exception of our rescued animals, every specimen is released back into Rhode Island waters.

Our center houses three touch tanks and dozens of exhibits to get you up close and personal with little skates, dogfish sharks, urchins, crabs and lobsters, seahorses, turtles, and so much more! Our team of highly trained staff, interns and volunteers are always available to answer all of your questions and show you the wonders of Narragansett Bay!


November 1-April 30: Free at all Easton’s Beach lots.
May 1-October 31: Free one-hour parking is available in the Easton’s Beach lots. Upon arrival, tell the parking attendant that you are visiting the Exploration Center & Aquarium.

Metered parking is available on Memorial Boulevard, and additional Newport parking tips are available in this guide from our friends at Discover Newport.

Volunteer at the Exploration Center!

Interested in welcoming visitors to the center, taking care of the animals and teaching about marine life? Visit our volunteer & internship page or contact July Lewis for more information.

Other Ways to Visit

Groups and Afterschool Programs

For pricing and details on a custom experience for your school group, scout troop or afterschool program, call 401-272-2540 x133 or visit our Education Program page.

Explore Programs