An Enquirer.com Special Section FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1999
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THE AQUARIUM
- Introduction
- Going there
- The murals
- The music
- Shop and Eat
- Beginnings

THE EXHIBITS

- World Rivers
- Shore Gallery
- Touch Pool
- Bizarre & Beautiful
- Dangerous & Deadly
- Riverbank
- 'Gator Bayou
-Amazon Rain Forest
- Coral Reef
- Jellyfish Gallery
- Kingdom of Penguins
- Ray Nursery
- Repopulation
- Surrounded by Sharks

THE STAFF

- Staff and keepers
Oceanic Adventures Newport Aquarium] [Building image]
Shop, eat, see a movie

Treasure Chest Gift Shop
        You can't miss it. Everyone visiting the aquarium must exit through this shop.

        One of the country's largest aquarium gift stores at 5,000 square feet, it offers fine jewelry, books, magnets, mugs, collectibles, puzzles, games and yo-yos.

        Buy frogs, sharks, whales, penguins, dolphins and manatees — stuffed toys all, of course — in various sizes.

        The shop has clothing for adults and children in many styles, including brightly-colored T-shirts embossed with “Newport Aquarium” or full of colorful fish, denim shirts, polo-style shirts and socks. There are even T-shirts and sweat shirts with fun sayings like “That's A Moray” and “Bite Me.”

        Open during regular aquarium hours.

Lighthouse Cafe
        Oars, nets, lobster traps — you feel as though you're dining along a rocky New England shore.

        The cafe, with a nautical motif (what else?), serves sub and croissant sandwiches, homemade pizza, soft pretzels, nachos, soup, fresh-baked pastries and muffins, smoothies, ice cream, gourmet coffee and soft drinks. Prices from $2-$4.

        Sit at the many round tables or pull a chair up to the counter that's shaped like a lighthouse. The cafe seats 160 people and is open during regular aquarium hours.

Pirate Theater
        Don't be frightened by the Jaws, Piranha and The Deep movie posters outside. You'll be safe inside the Pirate Theater — even though you will get an up-close view of some fascinating fish.

        Step aboard the deck of a pirate's Spanish galleon and hear the story of an underwater ocean adventure. This “movie ship” presents a program and 12-minute film for those touring the aquarium.

        At the end of the film, the screen is raised and you get the first glimpse of the shark tank.

        The film runs continuously with shows on the quarter hour. No reservations required. The theater seats 250 people.

       



The Tristate is Goin' Fishin'
Going to the Aquarium
Murals bring seascapes to life
Music sets the mood for 16 exhibits
- Shop, eat and watch a movie
The making of an aquarium
World Rivers
Shore Gallery
Touch Pool
Bizarre & Beautiful
Dangerous & Deadly
Riverbank
'Gator Bayou
Amazon Rain Forest
Coral Reef
Jellyfish Gallery
Kingdom of Penguins
Ray Nursery
Repopulation
Surrounded by Sharks
Meet the staff and keepers

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