Social Events

Whether you’re planning a gala, reunion, fundraiser, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, prom or formal - plan on a venue that is so spectacular, unique and awe-inspiring your guests won’t want to leave. You can rent the entire Aquarium after regular hours and treat your guests to the majestic wonders of an underwater world.

You can also rent The Riverside Room. It’s one of the most elegant and contemporary settings in the region and is available any time of the day or night. It features a spectacular view of the Cincinnati skyline and Ohio River. It’s perfect for lunches, dinners and cocktail receptions.

Both The Riverside Room and the entire Aquarium can be rented individually or together to accommodate groups of up to 1,500. Food and bar stations can be set up throughout the Aquarium. If you can imagine event décor that includes the most exotic aquatic life in the world you can imagine how unique and awe-inspiring your event will be.

You can even add special activities like Dive Shows and Penguin Encounters for an experience your guests will never forget.

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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. 

Proms & Formals

Hosting your prom or formal at the Newport Aquarium is sure to create 'An Affair To Remember'


Roll up your sleeves and join us for an All-American picnic overlooking downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River with access to the most exotic aquatic life in the world!


We will help you turn an enjoyable visit to the Aquarium with the love of your life - into the surprise of her life. She won’t suspect a thing when you stop by the theater to take in a Dive Show or make a visit with one of our penguins.