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"Splash and Bubbles" Attraction Helps Newport Aquarium Kick Off 20th Year

The Newport Aquarium turns 20 next year and to celebrate, the attraction announced a new experience: Jim Henson's Splash and Bubbles Reeftown Adventure.

It opens in January as part of a full year of surprises at the aquarium, including new exhibits, animals, events, and more, according to a news release.

Splash and Bubbles is a PBS series popular with young kids. The attraction inspired by the series will offer kids the opportunity to climb and play their way through Coral Cove, become a Reeftown Ranger, and to learn about One Big Ocean and the animals that call it home.

Kelp Forest, a new area for aquarium guests, will also be open.

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

-Staff report