Aquarium Birthday Party

Birthday Party Group Rates 

Come celebrate your upcoming birthday with family and friends here at the Newport Aquarium and create long-lasting memories!

Parties of 10 or more are eligible for discounted admission to the Newport Aquarium. Spend your special day petting exotic animals including sea stars, sharks and stingrays. Explore underwater tunnels and dare to cross the Shark Bridge! 

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

Reef Room Birthday Party Packages

Enhance your birthday party by booking our Reef Room package. The all-new Reef Room is the perfect space to celebrate and is just steps away from Stingray Hideaway: Enter Their World - a new experience for 2017!

Reef Room Package includes:

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

Package Price:

  • $300 (up to 20 guests)
  • Additional $10 per person will be applied for more than 20 guests.

Minimum Guest Count: 10

Maximum Guest Count: 30

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Party Add-Ons

Can We Meet an Animal?

Yes. There are plenty of options to add an Animal Encounter to your party. 

Options include:

  • Penguin Encounter - $550
  • Juvenile 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?

Yes! 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. 


Newport Aquarium and GameWorks Birthday Party

It's a million gallons of fun birthday party that includes admission to the Newport Aquarium and party experience at GameWorks at Newport on the Levee.

Learn More

Please contact Amiee Countz at GameWorks (859-581-7529) for pricing, availability and booking. Newport Aquarium cannot book your Newport Aquarium/Gameworks Birthday Party.


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. Balloons are not permitted in the Newport Aquarium or in the Reef Room.