Reserve Our Space
We are thrilled that you have chosen Via Aquarium for your event! Our unique venue brings the world of water right to your footsteps. No matter if you’re planning a social/corporate event, or just a fun night out; Via Aquarium is sure to provide your guests with sense of wonder and excitement.
Please note that you must reserve your event. Scroll down for more information.
Close the Aquarium to the public for your private event:
Food & Beverage: Catering options are available. Ask our event planners for more details.
Closed to Public (2 hours/weekday)
30-50 people: $45/person
51-70 people: $30/person
71-90 people: $23/person
91+ people: $19/person
20-40 – people: $40/person
41-60 – people: $25/person
61-80 – people: $18/person
81+ -people: $14/person
Add $50 for each hour past 10pm
Rent the Theater ONLY (up to 2 hours)
Pay Group Admissions price plus $100 rental fee*. Add $50 if on Saturday/Sunday or Holiday.
If Rental is After Hours, follow above After Hours Schedule- Theater Rental is included.
*Does not include aquarium admission. Required: $100 deposit.
Parking and Directions
We are located within the Via Port Rotterdam mall, with plenty of available parking for buses and cars. The entrance to the aquarium from the parking lot is available for loading and unloading of buses.
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.
Once admitted by the aquarium Group Coordinator, your group will be directed to the theater where our Programs and field trips begin. Please hold on to the tickets and/or receipts provided to you.
Places to Eat:
While food and drink are not allowed inside the aquarium, we will have areas to store lunches while you are exploring or learning from our educational programs. Public tables are available for use in the food court as well as patio tables out front by our admissions entrance. Both are open to public use and are first come first serve.
VIA|Port Rotterdam offers a wide selection of food items available in the food court or our restaurantes.
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 trip.