Attractions: Family Days at the Newport Aquarium

If you missed Scuba Santa, you can still catch his little helpers, a pair of mystical white alligators named Snowball and Snowflake, who are just two of the less than 100 remaining white alligators in

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White Alligators

If you missed Scuba Santa, you can still catch his little helpers, a pair of mystical white alligators named Snowball and Snowflake, who are just two of the less than 100 remaining white alligators in the world. 


The gators will be on exhibit through the end of February, and during the aquarium’s Family Days, from Jan. 8-Feb. 28, two kids get in free with each paid adult ticket. Also on exhibit is the largest collection of shark rays in the world, as well as tiger sharks, zebra sharks, stingrays, a 200-pound loggerhead sea turtle, jellyfish, Mighty Mike (a 14-foot long, 800-pound alligator), five species of penguins and more. Kids can even pet a shark. 

10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; opens at 9 a.m. Jan. 11, 18-20 and 25; select extended hours in February and April. $23 adult; $15 children ages 2-12; free for ages 2 and younger. Newport Aquarium, 1 Levee Way, Newport on the Levee, Newport, Ky., newportaquarium.com.

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