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 the new exhibit Ocean Wonders: Sharks! Birthday parties combine unique animal encounters, games, crafts, and a trip to the sea lion show 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.

Each party package is two hours and includes:

  • Aquarium admission for you and your guests
  • Time to visit Ocean Wonders: Sharks! after 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

Guests will supply cake, beverages, paper goods, and utensils.


Up to 36 participants total (at least 6 adults present): $675, or $625 for WCS members.

Dates and Times

Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

Parties last for 2 hours.

Registration Information

Begin planning your party by submitting your request here or by emailing

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

Birthday Party FAQs

The Wildlife Conservation Society offers different style parties from simple to sensational at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and the New York Aquarium. For more information about our other facilities, visit our Birthday Parties page.

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