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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 four unique party spaces to choose from a birthday at the Aquarium is sure to make a splash!

Birthday parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays.

All parties include:

  • 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 Packages

Party BenefitsPremiumStandard
Party Duration3 hours2 hours
Times9:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM or
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Private Aquarium Time
Activity/Mini Tour
Private Touch Habitat Time
Add-on Food Options
Animal Encounter
Time to Open Gifts
5 - 20 GuestsMember Price:$810
Non-Member Price: $950
Member: $520
Non-Member: $610
21 - 30 GuestsMember Price: $1,150
Non-Member Price: $1,350
Member: $680
Non-Member: $800

Party Room Options

  • Open Ocean Room (Indoor) has a maximum capacity of 30 people

  • Coastal Room (Indoor) has a maximum capacity of 30 people.

  • Green Room (Indoor) has a maximum capacity of 30 people.

  • Backyard Room (Indoor) has a maximum capacity of 20 people. Note: The Backyard Room is designed for parties with the majority of guests being ages 1-5 due to toddler-sized tables.

Party Activities

You may choose your main activity. All activities include a mini-tour of the Aquarium.


All Ages

Treasure Quest

Take a journey in an aquarium-wide scavenger hunt in pursuit of hidden treasure.


Ages 4-12

Creature Challenges

Animals have unique skills we can only dream of having! Put your skills and knowledge to the test and see how animals compare in different creature challenges.


Ages 4-12

Put it to the Test

Discover the wacky world of science and channel your inner mad scientist with exciting and interactive science experiments.


All Ages

Let’s Shell-brate

Let’s shell-ebrate and splash into the world of turtles! Look at different turtles from around the world and even create your own monster turtle!


All Ages

Totally Jaw-some

Dive in and discover that there is more to sharks than their teeth as we look at shark jaws and play a totally jaw-some game.

Ages 2-6

Add-On: Meet Tango or Rocky

A costume character meet and greet.

Cost: $75


All Ages

Add-On: Meet Another Animal

Meet a second animal during your animal encounter.

Cost: $50

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).

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Contact SSA directly if the birthday child or any guests have food allergies at flaeducation@thessagroup.com or (813) 273-4000 ext. 4288.

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Aquatic-themed decorations including centerpieces, tablecloths and cake display are provided.

To ensure the safety of our animals and in alignment with our mission of conservation, The Florida Aquarium does not allow any outside decorations for the party space.

Party families may bring their own paper products (plates, cups, napkins) if they choose.

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.

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

Start Planning

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

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