Birthday Parties in the Reef Room Birthday Parties in the Reef Room


Celebrate a birthday with family and friends at Newport Aquarium! Spend the day with your favorite animals when you explore underwater tunnels, touch sharks and stingrays, waddle with penguins and dare to cross the Shark Bridge!


The all-new Reef Room is the perfect space to celebrate and is just steps away from Stingray Hideaway: Enter Their World and Jim Henson's Splash and Bubbles Reeftown Adventure!

Reef Room Birthday Package— $599 (up to 20 guests)*

Gold or Platinum Annual Members save 10%!

Package Includes:

  • Admission to the Newport Aquarium for up to 20 people*
  • 2-hour exclusive access to The Reef Room
  • Four (4) large pizzas (choice of cheese or pepperoni)
  • Unlimited lemonade & water
  • Disposable service ware including plates, cups, napkins & utensils
  • Shark or Mermaid themed photo backdrop
  • Shark or Mermaid themed digital invitations
  • Access to play photo slideshow on digital screens in The Reef Room
  • On-site birthday party coordinator
  • Special gift for the birthday child

*Add more guests for $30 per person – or $20 if guest is an Annual Passholder or Annual Member.

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.

Birthday Party Times: Time slot choices are 10am-12pm; 1pm-3pm; 4pm-6pm and are based on availability.

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

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

Outside Food & Beverage: One cake is permitted to be brought in from outside Newport Aquarium. Additional food and beverage can be purchased through Newport Aquarium Catering

Decorations: Party decorations are permitted. Decorations must be placed on tabletops only and nothing is permitted to adhere to the walls or to be hung from the ceiling. Balloons are not permitted in Newport Aquarium or in the Reef Room.


Unique Animal Experiences

Our current options include:

  • Reptile Encounter - $150
  • Penguin Encounter - $400

Prices shown do not include applicable tax.

Additional Food Options

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

  • Additional Large Pizza - $13
  • Kettle Chip Bowl - $10
  • Salad Bowl - $20
  • Fruit & Yogurt Dip Tray - $35
  • Veggie & Ranch Dip Tray - $25
  • Assorted Cheese & Cracker Tray - $40
  • Fresh-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies (1 dozen) - $12
  • Soda Upgrade - $2 per can (Coca-Cola products available)

More Fun!

Add more fun you your party with activities, gifts and prizes!

  • Scavenger Hunt: $1 per person
  • Shark Bucks: Redeemable in the Cafe or Gift Shop
  • Souvenir Bags or Gift Shop items: Make great party favors

Contact Us Today

For more information, please call our Event Specialists at 859-815-1453 or click on the information form below to start planning your event.


If you are looking for a standard visit to Newport Aquarium to celebrate a birthday, groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted admission when you book at least 1 week in advance of your visit.

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