New York Aquarium Birthday Parties

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Join us for a FIN-tastic Birthday Party at the New York Aquarium!

Invite your guests to celebrate your birthday and see explore the aquarium! Birthday parties combine unique animal encounters, games, crafts, and activities to make your ocean lover's birthday unforgettable. An Aquarium Educator will lead the activities and take care of all your needs. All you have to do is supply the cake, beverages, paper goods, and utensils, and we’ll take care of the rest!

New York Aquarium birthdays are designed for children ages 3 to 11.

NEW!! SHARK PARTY INCLUDES (FOR CHILDREN AGES 6-11):

  • Aquarium admission for you and your guests
  • Beautiful party space in the new Ocean Wonder: Sharks! exhibit to host your party in that includes a view of the beach
  • Time to visit Ocean Wonders: Sharks! after or before the festivities
  • Choice of digital or printed invitations
  • Marine themed goody bags for the children
  • A private shark encounter experience
  • A craft project
  • A special present for the birthday child
  • One parking pass for the birthday family
  • Shark activities and games in the classroom

SEA LION Celebration party package includes (For children ages 3-11):

  • Aquarium admission for you and your guests
  • Time to visit Ocean Wonders: Sharks! after or before the festivities
  • Choice of digital or printed invitations
  • Marine themed goody bags for the children
  • A visit with a live animal
  • Feed fish on exhibit with an Aquarium Keeper
  • A craft project
  • VIP seating at the Sea Lion Celebration
  • A special present for the birthday child
  • One parking pass for the birthday family

Party family must supply cake, beverages, paper goods, and utensils.

Dates and Times

Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30am-12:30pm or 2:30pm-4:30pm.
Please note that the Sea Lion Celebration party can only be offered once per day and the party space in Ocean Wonders: Sharks! is in high demand, so we recommend that book well in advance.

Pricing

Up to 20 guests
Regular: $675, WCS Member: $625

21-35 guests
Regular: $775, WCS Member: $725

36-45 guests (additional instructor must be available)
Regular: $875, WCS Member: $825

Add-Ons*

VIP Seal Lion Celebration Seating: $125 (includes the additional 30 minutes for your party; only available at 10:30am during winter hours).

Private Shark Encounter Experience: $125 (includes the additional 30 minutes for your party)

Extra Time for Food: $75 (includes additional 30 minutes for your party; party family provides the food)

*Dependent on availability

Registration Information

We require an initial 50% non-refundable deposit of the party package upon booking. The final balance is due two weeks before the party date. We cannot hold a date without a deposit. You must pay the full party package if it is less than four weeks in advance.

Begin planning your party by submitting your request here or by emailing nyabirthdayparties@wcs.org. Although you can reach out at any time, please keep in mind that the Birthday Party Coordinator is only in the office Thursday through Sunday to answer party inquiries, so please be patient with the response time. We field inquiries based on their timestamp to be fair to all.

Parties cannot be scheduled less than 2 weeks in advance. Space is limited. We highly recommend registering far in advance, especially for fall, spring, and summer birthday parties.

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