Corporate & Social Events

- Have youR Private Event at VIA Aquarium -

Who are we:

VIA Aquarium is the Capital Region’s only full scale aquarium. From local favorites to the deepest depths of the ocean, explore our planet’s oceans and rivers all in your own backyard on this self-guided exploration. We are offering special holiday prices as low as $19 per person including food (weekdays 30 person minimum) with an array of ways to enhance your experience.

Stingray Bay

Our Space:

Our 30,000 square foot location offers a versatile space which can accommodate anything from a dinner party to a large corporate networking event. From our expansive Discovery Cove, to more intimate spaces in front of exhibits, we are confident we can create the atmosphere you are looking for.

Benefits of exploring with us:
• Costs as low as $19/person
• 37 different exhibits from local fish to exotic crustaceans
• Our Discovery Cove features a large open area perfect for mixing and mingling
• A theater that seats 75 with access to an interactive Promethean White Board
• Venue wide music system
• Private Rental/Public options

Options available through us and our partners:
• Catering
• Live Music
• Mermaid Performers
• Guided and/or Behind the Scenes

• Live Animal Feedings
• Lectures/Presentations

Catering options:
• VIA Entertainment
• Chipmunk Coffee

Touch Tanks

Get up and close with our animals for a literal hands on experience, touch the rigid body of a sea star or brush against the shell of a horseshoe crab.

For an unforgettable experience, you can also purchase food and have a stingray swim right up and gently feed right from your hand!

Feedings daily at 12 & 4pm, group feedings can be accommodated.

Stingray Bay

Tunnel Tanks

Watch sharks swim overhead while schools of fish surround you in our immersive tunnel tanks. Live feedings can be arranged for you to view.

And So Much More

We are certain our exhibits will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. We encourage you to explore our website and facility as you plan your event.




We offer a variety of catering options

With a variety of  catering options available and an opportunity to combine your experience.

From delicious artisanal coffee and teas to a variety of baked goods Chipmunk Coffee is sure to have everything you need to enhance your visit.

Galway Rock represents their family’s quest to fulfill a dream of crafting small batches of world-class wine in the Saratoga Region of the Adirondack Foothills.

Extend Your Event:

An event at VIA Aquarium can be further enhanced using our partners. From a full arcade and bowling center to escape rooms, we are sure to have something to take your experience to the next level!

From our state of the art arcade where you can play to win or just for fun, to our ultra-modern bowling lanes we have everything you need to extend your event well into the night.

From adrenaline inducing chases to mind boggling twists and turns, our escape rooms are a unique experience every time. Prices starting at $20 per guest.

Choose from a variety of themes and princess from Polynesian Wayfinder to a Red Headed Mermaid, Hill City Ice Queen has the perfect character for any event.

Thank you for taking the time to review what we have to offer. With VIA Aquarium, amazing underwater adventures become part of your next corporate party. VIA Aquarium has something everyone will be talking about!

How to Reserve: 
Please go to our Corporate and Social Events page on to get in contact with our personal reservationist.


We are located within the Via Port Rotterdam mall (formally Rotterdam Square Mall), with plenty of available parking for buses and cars. The side entrance to the aquarium from the parking lot is available for loading and unloading of buses.

Our admissions desk is located inside the mall across from Via Entertainment, you can come here from any available entrance.

To find our Group Entrance look for our aquarium mural on the outside of the mall. On the right side there is a Via Aquarium sign entry that goes into a long painted hallway. Walk down the hall and you’ll see a set of double doors on the left, that is our Group Entrance. Once admitted by the aquarium Group Coordinator, your group will be directed to the theater were our Programs and field trips begin. Please hold on to the tickets and/or receipts provided to you. To expedite the check-in process, please know the headcount of all of your students, and adults, and payment type (please have payment in one lump sum. At this time, we cannot accept purchase orders.) Please confirm details with the group coordinator at least 48 hours before your scheduled trip.

Payments and Requirements

One payment method for the full group must be made at or before the time of arrival. Please have one single payment; cash, check or credit card. Please not individually. We cannot accept purchase orders but we can provide an invoice/bill of sale if needed.

• Cash, Check, or Credit Card payments are welcome. Make checks payable to Via Aquarium & place the date of your event into the “Notes/Memo” line of your check.

• If you have a Tax Exempt Form you may E-mail a copy of the form, or bring a copy the day of your field trip.

• If you are going to pay using a check, it is preferred that you pay at least 5 days in advance. Otherwise, bring the check on the day of the event.