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Exploration Center & Aquarium

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Feeding Frenzy Fun!!

We booked the feeding frenzy due to a review on here and when we arrived we discovered we were the... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
niknac_ar
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Monticello, Arkansas
An Absolute Gem

It's tiny, but perfect for little ones. You can touch the sea life and learn a bit. There's a... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Lisa T
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Whether you're a local or just visiting the Newport area, the Save The Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium, with its beachfront location, is the perfect family destination. This interactive marine science center is home to more than 140 species from...more
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175 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

We booked the feeding frenzy due to a review on here and when we arrived we discovered we were the only ones scheduled for the evening. We had our own personal tour of the aquarium! Our son was able to feed every tank himself. He...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SaveTheBay, Communications Director at Exploration Center & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

We just love giving our guests special, personalized experiences, so we're delighted you and your son had such a great time with us for Feeding Frenzy. And we couldn't agree with you more - our nearly-all-volunteer staff are so passionate about what they do and...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

It's tiny, but perfect for little ones. You can touch the sea life and learn a bit. There's a playground, beach and carousel so plenty to keep your kids occupied. This was always a bit plus for our kids growing up.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lisa T
SaveTheBay, Communications Director at Exploration Center & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

We're so happy you and your children have enjoyed our Exploration Center & Aquarium! Thank you for taking time to share your experiences with others here.

Reviewed 15 August 2018

There aren't enough love bubbles to float on how much we love Save the Bay and this little spot. We love it in some ways more than the Boston Aquarium because it isn't overwhelming and is so interactive. Call and see when they might be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cindy S, Director of Communications at Exploration Center & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

We are over the moon by your sweet review and all the love! And as you know, our Aquarium staff and volunteers love you (and all our guests) too, and we're so happy to introduce our local community members to so many cool critters from...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We heard a rumor about this place and did some research before our trip to Newport. Booked tickets to the “feeding frenzy at the aquarium” private event. It might be listed as “save the bay” but this is essentially a small aquarium of local creatures...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Cindy S, Director of Communications at Exploration Center & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

You've got our fins flipping over your happy review from your visit to the Exploration Center and Aquarium! Just as you described, Feeding Frenzy is meant to give our guests an even closer look at our Narragansett Bay critters when they're most active - EATING...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

They have several touching pools and our grand-kids had a great time there. If you have no kids with you, it's nothing compared to big aquariums like Atlanta, Chattanooga or BaltimoreMore

Date of experience: July 2018
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Cindy S, Communications Director at Exploration Center & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thanks for spending some time with us at the Exploration Center and Aquarium; we're thrilled that your grandchildren had a great time exploring the marine life of Narragansett Bay with us! Unlike the big aquariums around the country, Save The Bay's Exploration Center is meant...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This is a small aquarium with folks running it who love what they do. While small, the enthusiasm and knowledge within makes it an excellent experience for all who partake. We are two adults who love to learn and had a great time! Take a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Cindy S, Communications Director at Exploration Center & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Well, we are quite humbled by your glowing review! Thanks for spending part of your day with us and for taking time to share your experience with others. We are always gratified to hear when the Exploration Center and Aquarium helps connect visitors to the...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018

Very small, REALLY interesting aquarium, and truly an "exploration center." Knowledgeable staff and cool little tanks with sealife from Narragansett Bay. Touch tanks (including a shark that my granddaughter LIT UP doing) and creatures I've never seen, and I grew up here. About an hour...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Cindy S, Communications Manager at Exploration Center & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you for spending some time with us at the Exploration Center and Aquarium! We're thrilled you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit. We just LOVE to see the looks on the faces of those brave youngsters, like her, who dare to pet our dogfish...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We had a buy one get one free pass from our hotel that we used at the aquarium. It is quite small, but the staff was extremely friendly and helpful with the touch tanks. This would be a great experience with children, but was mediocre...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Cindy S, Communications Director at Exploration Center & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thanks for visiting with us and taking time to share you experience. We hope our Exploration Center and Aquarium helps connect our community and visitors to the fabulous marine life that lives in our local waters, and as you said, the $8 admission helps support...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018

This non-profit aquarium surprisingly packs in a lot for such a small space! It's not slick or glossy or impressive like Boston's New England or Mystic Seaport aquariums, but it is quite informative and focuses on local marine organisms, the environmental pressures they are facing,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic non profit, great with kids! The employees are all very eager to share their knowledge and passion.

Date of experience: January 2018
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CindyatSaveTheBay, Director of Communications at Exploration Center & Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

What an honor to have you with us this past weekend. Thanks for taking time to share your positive experience with others!

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Response from CindyatSaveTheBay | Property representative |
Hi there, we're so glad you'll be joining us this weekend! General admission is just $8 per person and children 3 and under are free. Those with Family Memberships to Save The Bay enjoy free admission for 2 adults and up to... More
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