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Celebrate your birthday with over 16,000 fishy friends at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada! Invite your family and friends and we’ll take care of the rest. Perfect for anyone who wants to celebrate their special day under the sea.

Standard birthday package, starting at $500 + HST

  • Includes free admission for birthday child
  • Admission for up to 16 guests (Adults & children combined, including the birthday child)
  • Maximum party size: 20 guests (Adults & children combined, including the birthday child. Extra admission fee will apply for parties over 16)
  • Two hours in a private decorated party room with a party host
  • Birthday Party admission includes access to the Aquarium (Before or after the two hours in the party room)
  • Pizza, juice for children and assorted pop for adults. Water pitchers also provided.
  • Choice of cake or cupcakes (Themed cake or cupcake upgrade available at an additional cost)
  • Craft created during the party for children to take home
  • A loot bag for every child who attends the party
  • Recommended Adult to Child ratio for supervision:
    Ages 1- 8 (1 adult for 5 children)
    Ages 9 – 12 (1 adult for 8 children)
    Ages 13 + (1 adult for 10 children)
  • For larger parties, a double room booking is required for a maximum of 40 guests (total of $1,000 + HST)

Birthday Party Time slots:

  • Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00am-12:00pm / 12:30pm-2:30pm / 3:00pm-5:00pm

Birthday Theme Packages available:

  • Under the Sea
  • Mermaids
  • Pirates
  • Sharks

To book your birthday celebration or for more information

Please contact a member of our Events team at events@ripleysaquariumofcanada.com or fill out the Request Form below.

Bookings are on a first come, first serve basis.  You will receive a prompt response from a member of our Events team.

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Birthday Party FAQ

How long can we stay at the Aquarium?

You will only have use of the decorated party room for two hours.  You are welcome to experience the aquarium before or after your time in the party room.  Feel free to enjoy the exhibits as long as we are open that day.  We recommend approximately two hours to view the whole facility, however we do experience higher volumes of guests on weekends so please allow extra time.


What happens during the party?

You will have your party host for the full two hour duration of the party.  They will do an activity with the children and distribute the pizza, cake and loot bags.

While there will be one party host to facilitate your birthday party, please note that adult supervision is required in the room.  Chaperones attending the party are responsible for children and their guests at all times and are included in the total guest count.


Where can we leave our belongings?

Please remember that as much as you are welcome to bring all of your belongings and gifts in to the party room, you must take everything with you when you leave as we cannot store anything for you.

You are welcome to use our Coat Check in the main lobby at $2 per item, or if you have driven you can take items to your car and come back in. Coat check is operated on a first come first serve basis and is subject to availability.

Can I bring in my own food or cake?

Unfortunately, we do not permit outside food or beverages for parties or events. Our Events team will be happy to help you arrange delicious treats and cakes from our carefully selected caterers. If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know at the time of booking so that we can ensure the best possible experience.


Do we get a guided tour with the party?

The facility is designed as a self-guided experience and therefore we do not offer tours as part of the party package.

What if I have extra guests who only want to see the Aquarium?

Parents, siblings or any extra guests may purchase general admission tickets to join you for the Aquarium portion of the day.  Please note that due to the 20 guest capacity additional guests may not join you in the party room.



Birthday Party Request Form