Northern Kentucky's nationally recognized Newport Aquarium is a water wonderland with thousands of aquatic creatures, including sharks, penguins and turtles, in breathtaking exhibits. Newport Aquarium was named the No. 1 aquarium in the 2012 Readers’ Choice Travel Awards from 10Best.com. Newport Aquarium now offers Summer Family Hours Sunday through Thursday from 4-7 p.m. This online special allows two kids (ages 2-12) free admission with the purchase of each adult ticket. Summer Family Hours are available until Aug. 30. Visitors will love meeting Sweet Pea, Scooter, Sunshine and Spike, our four rare Shark Rays on display in the new Shark Ray Bay. A state-of-the art facility, Newport Aquarium brings to the banks of the Ohio River some of the world's most advanced, creative technology which allows guests to visit each continent, every ocean and hundreds of waterways in between. And what a way to travel: underwater tunnels, see-through floors, walk-around exhibits and a touch pool. Guests have the opportunity to pet the sharks, encounter the penguins and even learn about the variety of sharks on display during a dive show in the Shark Ray Bay exhibit.