Birthday Parties

Have your next birthday party in the all-new Reef Room at Newport Aquarium.

Situated close to our newest exhibit Stingray Hideaway, the Reef Room is the perfect space to celebrate. 

Standard Birthday Party Package - $300* (up to 20 guests)

Package Includes:

  • 2-hour exclusive access to The Reef Room
  • Access to play photo slideshow in The Reef Room
  • Four (4) large pizzas (choice of cheese or pepperoni)
  • Unlimited lemonade & water
  • Disposable serviceware including plates, cups, napkins & utensils
  • On-site birthday party coordinator
  • Special gift for the birthday child

If guest count exceeds 20 guests, an additional $10 per guest will be applied.

Minimum Guest Count: 10

Maximum Guest Count: 30

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*Newport Aquarium admission tickets are required with the purchase of the standard birthday party package and are available at a discounted rate.

  • Adult Admission Ticket (age 13+) – $18.99
  • Child Admission Ticket (age 2-12) – $12.99

Party Add-Ons

Can We Meet an Animal?

Sure, there are plenty of options to add an Animal Encounter to your party. 

Options include:

  • Penguin Encounter - $550
  • Miniature Alligator Encounter - $125
  • Traditional Animal Encounter - $100
  • Backstage Animal Experience - $180

What other food options are there?

There are plenty of additional food options that you can add to your party!

  • Additional Large Pizza - $13
  • Kettle Chip Bowl - $10
  • Salad Bowl - $15
  • Fruit & Yogurt Dip Tray - $35
  • Veggie & Ranch Dip Tray - $25
  • Assorted Cheese & Cracker Tray - $40
  • Fresh-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies (1 dozen) - $10
  • Soda Upgrade - $1 per can (Coca-Cola products available)

Are there any other options?

Sure! You can add a Scavenger Hunt for just $1 per person or purchase Shark Bucks (redeemable in the Cafe or Gift Shop) as party favors. 

Payment Requirements: $150 non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. Final guaranteed guest count and payment is due 1 week prior to party. No refunds if guest count drops below final guaranteed count. Additional guests cannot be added day-of party. Final guaranteed guest count does include birthday child and family.

Annual Passholders: If party guests are annual passholders, they do not require the purchase of an admission ticket. Membership identification number must be provided to Birthday Party Coordinator with final guaranteed guest count 1 week prior to party.

Sales Tax: Sales tax is not included – 6% KY sales tax will be applied to standard party package, admission tickets and additional add-ons.

All birthday party bookings including add-ons, additional tickets, and food are non-refundable.

Cake & additional party décor is permitted. Party décor must be placed on tabletops only and nothing is permitted to adhere to the walls or hung from the ceiling.