Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles Reeftown Adventure Opening at Newport Aquarium in January


NEWPORT, Ky. — Newport Aquarium introduced plans immediately to kick off a yr filled with surprises because it gears up for its 20th anniversary. A brand new expertise, Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles Reeftown Adventure will open in January. The brand new addition for teenagers and households will kick off a yr of surprises together with new reveals, animals, occasions and extra.

Straight from the TV present to Newport Aquarium, Splash and Bubbles’ Reeftown Adventure will rework the area and broaden the footprint of the world between Frog Lavatory and Stingray Hideaway. Youngsters can climb and play their approach by means of Coral Cove and grow to be a Reeftown Ranger as they study our One Massive Ocean and the animals that decision it residence. The expertise may also embrace the Kelp Forest, a totally new space to visitors. By means of know-how, households can colour their very own fishy buddies and convey them to life in the animated world of Splash and Bubbles.

“We’re inviting our youngest visitors to explore the undersea world of Splash and Bubbles where they can start learning about animals and conservation,” stated Eric Rose, Newport Aquarium’s government director. “And our goal is to show that exploring and learning about the ocean is so much fun!”

Highlights of the brand new expertise embrace:


Reeftown Adventure:
Identical to Splash and Bubbles do on TV, visitors will “Catch a current” as they enter this enjoyable new expertise on their option to discover and play in Reeftown, Coral Cove, Kelp Forest and different environments from the present.


Reeftown Ranger:
Youngsters can study concerning the significance of ocean conservation via enjoyable hands-on video games as they earn their standing as an official “Reeftown Ranger.”

Kelp Forest:
Mother and father and youngsters can shade a fish that displays their very own character. Then, by way of the magic of know-how, they’ll convey their creations to life and watch them swim via the world of Splash, Bubbles, and different fashionable characters from the present.

About Splash and Bubbles:
Splash and Bubbles are the celebs of the ocean-themed animated youngsters’ collection of the identical identify on PBS. The present encourages youngsters to discover the pure undersea world and options endearing and humorous characters on fun-filled adventures. Splash and Bubbles could be seen on native PBS station, CET. The TV present is co-produced by Herschend Studios and the Emmy Award profitable The Jim Henson Firm, creators of Sid the Science Child and Dinosaur Practice.

Annual Move Deal:
From November 1 to December 31, Newport Aquarium is providing Annual Passes on a “Buy 3, Get 1 Free” sale. Annual Passes are legitimate for one yr from the date of buy, so friends can use them this yr to expertise Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland. Passes are additionally legitimate into subsequent yr, to take pleasure in all the brand new surprises coming for Newport Aquarium’s 20th Anniversary. Annual Passes might be bought at or by calling 800-406-FISH (3474).


To study extra about Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles Reeftown Adventure, and to comply with extra bulletins for Newport Aquarium’s 20th Anniversary, go to


 Newport Aquarium, named one of many prime 10 U.S. aquariums in 2017 by USA In the present day’s, one of many prime U.S. aquariums in 2016 by Leisure Group Journey, and has showcased hundreds of animals from all over the world in one million gallons of water since 1999. Named a prime U.S. aquarium by US Metropolis Traveler and Locations Journey Journal in 2014, and additionally by Journey Channel in 2013, Newport Aquarium is a Herschend Household Leisure firm and an accredited member of the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums. Newport Aquarium is open to the general public 365 days a yr and is situated throughout the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee.





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