More awe-inspiring than sleeping under the stars, Newport Aquarium's Overnight Adventure Programs allow you and your family to spend the night with the most exotic and interesting creatures.

You'll will explore hidden treasures of the Aquarium and visit with unique animals from around the world before camping out among amazing sea life.

Bring your sleeping bags and pajamas along with your curiosity and sense of adventure for a Newport Aquarium Overnight Adventure Program.

Exciting New Benefit

You now have the opportunity to enjoy the aquarium the day after your Overnight Adventure for FREE, a $25.99 value. See the interesting differences in your fishy friends’ behavior and environments at night and in the day!


  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat/pad (no air mattress or cots permitted)
  • Clothing (pajamas, sweatshirt, slippers, etc.)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Cameras with batteries
  • Money for the gift shop
  • Comfortable shoes (you will be on your feet a lot for tours)
  • Phone Charger/Power Pack (limited electrical outlets available)
  • Flashlights (safety flashlights are provided)
  • Food and drinks
  • Items of value (jewelry, iPods, etc.)
  • Air mattresses or cots

Currently we are not offering Private Group Overnight Adventures.

When this program will be offered again, we host private overnights for groups of 20 or more on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings, groups of 50 or more on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and groups of 100 or more on Friday and Saturday evenings. Dates are first come first served and based off of availability. If your group is not large enough to host a private overnight, we recommend you joining one of our open overnights throughout the year where there is no minimum when booking!

For a private date, there is a non-refundable 25% deposit. Final payment and final guest count is due 30 days prior to the event.

The cost is $49.99/camper and $40.99/annual pass holder.

All prices and terms are subject to change without notice.

You will sleep in one of the aquarium's many exhibits. Sleeping locations are assigned the night of your visit.

During the evening, you will be captivated, educated and entertained by all of the activities! Your evening will include the following:

  • Behind The Scenes Tour
  • Animal Encounters
  • Tank feeding
  • Guided tours
  • Snack in the evening
  • Breakfast in the morning
  • 15% discount in the Newport Aquarium gift shop in the morning

To reserve a spot in one of our open overnights, tickets can be purchased directly from the Newport Aquarium website, using the 'Buy Now' button on this page.

The overnight starts with check-in at 7:30pm and ends the following morning at 9:00am.

** Please arrive 15 minutes prior to check-in **

Bedtime is normally around 11:30pm.

Overnight Adventure Program Guests will park in the Newport on the Levee Parking Garage. Please note that there is a small fee for the garage.

You will take the elevator up to level 1 and head to your left for the Newport Aquarium Main Entrance.

We provide a snack in the evening and a light breakfast in the morning, so we do recommend you eating dinner prior to check-in at 7:30pm.

All participants must be at least 6 years old. Individuals under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

There is no maximum age limit, so adults and parents are welcome to join!

A non-refundable 25% deposit is due at the time your reservation is made.

Newport Aquarium reserves the right to cancel the event at any time. If your event is cancelled, you will be informed by phone as soon as possible and a full refund will be made within 30 days. No refunds will be issued unless Newport Aquarium cancels the program.

Any group that does not show up for their event will be billed for the full cost of the event.

All groups must have at least one adult with them for the duration of overnight. We recommend at least one adult for every 10 children under 18 years old.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Group Sales Department:


Fax: (859) 261-3300 (for paperwork return)

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