Newport Aquarium to bring ‘Freshwater Falls’ to life this Spring

The Newport Aquarium announced Monday a new exhibit is coming to town in April.

As part of their twentieth anniversary, the aquarium will feature “Freshwater Falls” — an exhibit on what lies below the rippling streams and waterfalls from around the world.

“There’s nothing more soothing than the sound of water cascading down a stream and nothing more invigorating than the roaring rush of a waterfall,” Newport Aquarium’s Executive Director, Eric Rose, said. “The movement of the water draws us to these places but the rippling surface often hides the real wonder that lies beneath.”

The exhibit will feature dozens of plants and animals among 13 tanks, the aquarium says.

“Freshwater Falls” will include a cascading stream, a waterfall section, and a journey through a tunnel that will give the audience a chance to see what lies beneath a Kentucky waterfall.

All annual passes are on sale through Feb. 24 for $34.99 when purchased online.  The aquarium is also offering one free child’s admission with each full price adult through Feb. 28.

Adults (13 and up) general admission tickets are $25.99 and children (2 through 12) are $17.99.