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Birthday Parties

Party with the Fishes

The Florida Aquarium welcomes children ages 1-12 to have a fin-tastic birthday celebration with us! With five unique party spaces to choose from (both indoor and outdoor), a birthday at the Aquarium is sure to make a splash! Birthday parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays, either 10AM – 12PM or 1:30PM – 3:30PM.

Aquarium members receive discounted party packages.

All parties include:

  • Two hours of party time in a private party space
  • Aquarium party host
  • Visit from one of the Aquarium’s animal ambassadors
  • Delicious cake from Publix 
  • Water and lemonade
  • Special gift for the birthday child
  • Digital party invitation
  • Aquatic-themed decorations
  • Party supplies (cups, napkins, plates, forks, candles)
  • Admission to the Aquarium for all guests

Party Spaces and Pricing


Coastal Room – maximum 30 guests

Green Room – maximum 30 guests

Open Ocean Room – maximum 30 guests

Backyard Room (designed for children ages 1-5) – maximum 20 guests

Choose your Activity

Treasure Quest (all ages): Take a journey with an aquarium scavenger hunt.

Creature Challenge (ages 4-12): Engage in a fun animal game!

Put it to the Test (ages 4-12): Tap into your inner scientist with exciting and interactive science experiments.

Bones About It (all ages): Learn all about sharks, turtles, or shells (your choice).

2023 Pricing

# of Guests Member Non-Member
5-20 $460 $510
21-30 $540 $600


TECO Overlook Deck – maximum 50 guests
Available March – December

Located in our outdoor pavilion, this location features play time in the Splash Pad.

2023 Pricing

# of Guests Member Non-Member
$595 $660
$810 $900
$945 $1,050


Food & Beverage

No outside food is permitted. Water, lemonade and a sheet cake from Publix are included in each party package. Additional food and beverage can be added and must be ordered and paid in full 10 days prior to your party.

You may bring in your own cake; however, no discount will be applied to the  party package price. An additional $20 cake handling fee will be added to your reservation.

Leftover food and beverage may not be taken home (with the exception of the Publix cake).

A quote will be provided at the time of reservation. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Contact Reservations directly if the birthday child or any guests have food allergies.

Menu Add-Ons

Item Price
Cheese (14”) $20
Pepperoni (14”) $24
Vegetable Pizza (14”) $26
Chicken Tenders (20 pieces) $35
Cuban Sandwiches (15 pieces)  $45
Cheese and Vegetable Tray*  $35
Fruit and Yogurt Dip Tray*  $50
Hummus Tray*  $40
Tortilla Chips and Salsa*  $25
Kettle Chips and Herb Dip*  $25
Caesar Salad $30
Pitcher of Soda

*Serves approximately 12 people 


Aquatic-themed decorations including centerpieces, tablecloths and cake display are provided. Additional table decorations and party favors may be supplied by the party host; however, all decorations must be approved by The Florida Aquarium.

To ensure the safety of our animals and in alignment with our mission of conservation, The Florida Aquarium has a strict No Balloon Policy. No balloons or inflatables will be permitted.

Please contact Reservations for more information or with any questions or concerns.

Booking Requirements

Birthday parties are designed for children ages 1-12. If you are interested in booking an adult birthday party, click here.

Parties must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance. A $150 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation.

Final party details and remaining balance are due 10 days prior to the scheduled party.

There is a maximum of three (3) birthday children. Additional birthday children can be added for a $50 fee.

Parties cannot exceed the maximum capacity of your party space.

Your guest count must include every adult and child, regardless of age, attending the party. Infants (0-1 years) will not be included in the cost of the party; however, they must be counted toward the capacity of your party space.

Outdoor parties are held rain or shine.

Start Planning

Complete the request form for further information regarding availability, party spaces and more.

Event Request Form