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“Nice spot on a rainy day” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Exploration Center & Aquarium

Exploration Center & Aquarium
Ranked #47 of 109 things to do in Newport
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Narragansett Bay, three touch tanks, and a craft center. Children can get face-to-fin with lobsters, crabs, and fish from local waterways. With Newport's only ocean-facing beach just outside the front door, visitors can continue the beachcombing experience after their visit.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Albany, NY
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice spot on a rainy day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

Took our 3 year old here on a rainy afternoon. It is small place but was very enjoyable for the price (3 and under free; $6 for adults) Multiple chances to touch and interact and nice activity table as well.

Check it out if you get the chance and hit the carousel upstairs while you are there.

4 Thank Patrick&Jennifer
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English first
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75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Dont expect a normal aquarium experience.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

Very small but interesting. The staff is very knowledgeable. many opportunities to interact with the animals.

3 Thank mrsdinker45
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Colchester, Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

The aquarium was a bit hard to find, the staff could have been a tiny but more knowledgeable, but if I remember correctly they're just starting out and it's for a terrific cause. There are only a few exhibits but they're great ones. It was very enjoyable in that it was interactive (you could touch a lot of the animals) and all species native to Rhode Island. We got to pet sharks, hold sea stars and crabs (including the cutest little horseshoe crab). The turtles, puffers, sea horses and moon jellies are amazing to watch, too. We would definitely go back in future months/years to support the cause and see how they grow down the road.

Visited July 2012
2 Thank Anne C
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