Birthday Parties

Celebrate Your Special Day Under the Sea!

Celebrate your birthday at Ripley’s Aquarium with fascinating fish and magnificent sharks. Invite family and friends and we’ll take care of the rest. Dive in and join us for a splashtacular birthday to remember!Perfect for anyone who wants to celebrate their special day under the sea. Reservations are required.

Birthday Celebration Includes:

  • Admission to the aquarium after the party for adults and children.
  • Cake and drinks.
  • Fully decorated party space in your chosen theme.
  • A personalized greeting from a diver during a dive show.
  • Goody bags for each child and a special gift for the birthday child.
  • An educator to host your party.

Birthday themes (choose one) include:

  • Aquarium
  • Mermaids
  • Pirates
  • Shark

Additional Options:

  • Appearance from Sharkee
  • Appearance from the Aquarium Pirate
  • Swim with the Stingrays (in water program)
  • Fancy Fins Mermaid Makeover (available February – October)

NOTE: We do not allow any outside decorations to be brought in to include balloons, confetti and streamers. We do not allow any outside food to be brought in all food must be ordered from our Feeding Frenzy Snack bar.


Final counts for attendees must be received on Wednesdays by noon of the week prior to the party.

Payment is required at time of Reservation. A $50.00 non-refundable processing fee if party is cancelled or party is a no show.

  • $225.00 + tax  for 1-10 people (child and adult)
  • $350.00+tax  for 11-20 people (child and adult)
  • $475.00+tax  for 21-30 people (child and adult)

Additional Option Pricing

Appearance from Sharkee $100.00 per ½ hr appearance

Appearance from the Aquarium Pirate $50.00 per ½ hr appearance

Appearance from a Mermaid $50.00 per  1/2  hr appearance

Swim with the Stingrays (in water program) $30.00 + tax per child
Must be six years of age. Minimum of six people. Must bring swimsuit and Towel
Includes learning session on the rays and in the water for 15 minutes with the rays

Fancy Fins Mermaid Makeover $26.99 plus tax per child (available from February – October only)
Choice of Mermaid, Pirate or Sailor Makeover. Minimum five children. Includes hairstyle, make up, t-shirt
Photo packages available at an additional charge

Food Options: All food is made right here at Ripley’s

  • Large 16″ Cheese Pizza $17.99 plus tax
  • Large 16″ Pepperoni Pizza $19.99 plus tax
  • Hot Dogs $3.99 plus tax per one hot dog

Checking In Once You Arrive

All attendees will need to check in with Guest Services upon arrival and sign in.

  • The party attendees are free to visit the aquarium for as long as they want until close.
  • As a courtesy, Ripley’s Aquarium asks that all party attendees be accompanied by an adult while in the aquarium.

For Reservations & Additional Information

To make reservations or for more information, please call 843-916-0888 ext. 3226.