To ensure the best possible guest experience, hourly capacities are limited. We strongly recommend purchasing your tickets or making your reservations in advance to ensure you get to visit on your preferred date and entry time. Popular days and times do sell out. If you wait to purchase tickets at walk-up, you may need to wait hours for the next available entry time or find there is no remaining ticket availability.
With Plan-Ahead Pricing, the further in advance you purchase your tickets, the more you save. Get tickets HERE.
Annual Passholders or Members and undated ticket holders can make reservations HERE.
Our playful penguins are dressed in their best ready to make an impression with a fun and lively Penguin Encounter Proposal! In this 30-minute experience, you’ll meet a colony of nearly a dozen African Penguins living on the beach when you step right into their habitat!
Package includes a private penguin encounter for up to 10 people, a 4x6 piece of penguin art created by one of our Penguin Picassos, a 5x7 souvenir photo, 2 Newport Aquarium admission tickets and memories that will last a lifetime!
Availability is limited for this exclusive experience. Book your proposal today to secure your preferred day and time!Request Information
Let our Dive Team help you with those 4 special words! Proposals take place during one of our dive shows in Shark Ray Bay Theater – home to one of the largest viewing windows in the aquarium. We’ll help you coordinate for perfect timing as the diver presents a “Will You Marry Me?” sign for the perfect surprise!
Based on availability. Book your proposal today to secure your preferred day and time!Request Information
Our passion is helping people plan their dream wedding and we would love the opportunity to help you with yours!
Newport Aquarium is the region’s most unique wedding venue with breathtaking views perfect for your ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner. One-of-a-kind spaces provide an incredible underwater backdrop, while a spectacular view of the Cincinnati skyline and Ohio River fill your night with romance. With the entire aquarium to choose from, let us help you plan a celebration that’s uniquely yours and second to none. Make a splash and create memories that will last a lifetime.
See why we were voted “Best Place to Have a Wedding in Northern Kentucky” by NKY Magazine readers and a WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award winner.
"I wanted to thank you so much for getting everything set up for the most amazing day of my life. Your staff members were excellent. Liz had no idea the entire time. Hats off to you and your crew. Absolutely amazing and something that we will remember forever! Truly an amazing experience and it couldn't of happened without yourself and the staff at the aquarium, so thank you very much!!!!!"
"I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in planning my proposal. Everything went great and Lindsay was so excited and surprised. I just wanted to say thank you for letting us share such a special event in our lives in such an amazing way. Thank you again for all of your help!"
To request additional information, please contact us by phone at 859-815-1453 or fill out our request form and we'll get in touch.