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Birthday Parties

Party with the Fishes

Go all out with an exclusive Party with the Fishes!

Party with the Fishes, The Florida Aquarium’s birthday party program, provides children, ages 1-12, a fin-tastic birthday celebration surrounded by family, friends and, of course, fishes! With five unique party spaces to choose from (both indoor and outdoor), a birthday at the Aquarium is sure to make a splash.

Aquarium members receive a discount off 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
  • Discounted parking for party guests in the Aquarium parking lot (if available)

Party Dates and Times


Saturday and Sunday

10 AM – 12 PM

1:30 – 3:30 PM

Party Spaces and Pricing

Indoor Spaces

Coastal Room- maximum 40 guests

Green Room- maximum 40 guests

Open Ocean Room- maximum 30 guests

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


Choose your Activity (indoor spaces only)

Treasure Quest- a fun aquarium scavenger hunt

Creature Challenge- play a fun animal game

Put it to the test- exciting and interactive science experiments

Bones About it- learn all about some of of the Aquarium’s coolest animal.  Choose from sharks, turtles, or shells.

Meet Tango or Rocky ($50 fee) – a costume character meet and greet



# Guests Member Non-Member
5-20 $325 $360
21-30 $395 $435
31-40 Coming Soon $515 $570

TECO Overlook Deck

Maximum capacity of 70 guests

Features play time in the Splash Pad 


# Guests Member Non-Member
$485   $535
$675 $745
$765    $850
51-60 Coming Soon $910 $1,005
61-70 Coming Soon $1,025 $1,130


Food & Beverage

No outside food is permitted

Sheet cake provided by Publix

Water, lemonade and cake are included in party package

Additional Food and Beverage can be added to 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 also will be added to your reservation.

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, table cloths and cake display are provided to complement your party.

Additional table decorations and party favors may be supplied by the party host; however, all decorations must be approved by The Florida Aquarium.

Please contact Education Reservations for more information.

The Florida Aquarium has a strict No Balloon policy. To ensure the safety of our animals and the cleanliness of Tampa Bay and the Port of Tampa, balloons and inflatables are not permitted.

More to Know

Contact reservations directly if the birthday child or guest(s) have food allergies.

Additional food must be ordered and paid in full 10 days prior to your party.

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

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

Booking Requirements

Birthday parties are designed for children ages 1-12.

Interested in booking an adult’s birthday party? Learn more.

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 $50 fee for an additional birthday child. (maximum of 3 birthday children)

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.

Party guests will receive discounted parking in the Aquarium’s lot, subject to parking availability. The Aquarium does not validate off-site parking.

Start Planning

Complete our online request form.

Event Request Form