Maritime Aquarium Birthday Parties

Shellabrate your child's special day with an undersea adventure at The Maritime Aquarium. Parties utilize a large multi-purpose space so your guests can social distance with ease. Hosts can bring decorations, activities, games, and cake (please no balloons) and the Aquarium staff will bring the live animals! Finish your party with a self-guided exploration of the seals, otters, sharks, meerkats, and other amazing animals. 

To book, please call our Reservations Department at (203) 852-0700, extension 2206.


Party Details

  • Pricing: $400 ($350 for Aquarium Members)
  • Length: 1.5 Hours
  • Availability: Saturdays and Sundays (11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.)
  • Number of Guests: 23 total people (including the birthday family.) Please note: this is the maximum group size allowed by state health guidelines. All guests above the age of 2 are required to wear a mask while inside of the Aquarium and party room. 
  • Refreshments: Party families can bring cake or cupcakes. Food and beverage packages are available through Culinart Catering. The Aquarium will provide eco-friendly plates, cups, utensils, and napkins.

Live Animal Activities

  • House for Hermit Crab, ages 3-4: We'll read Eric Carle's classic story about a hermit crab that decorates his new shell then party guests can meet and touch live hermit crabs and other touch tank friends. Then party guests can decorate their hermit crabs shell during a fun take-home craft activity. (45 minutes)
  • Life Between The Tides, ages 5-7: This is a favorite of beach lovers! An Aquarium staff member will facilitate a private touch tank experience in your party room. You'll have an opportunity to learn about, ask questions, and touch a variety of crabs, snails, shellfish, and horseshoe crabs. (45 minutes)
  • Shark Safari, ages 8 and up: Touching a live shark is a memorable experience! But it is just one part of this exciting experience. Party guests will have an opportunity to touch shark jaws to get a closer look at the different types of shark teeth and then try matching them to food items. (45 minutes)

Our Mission

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.


Contact Us

Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Members-Only Hours: Mondays from 10 - 11 a.m.

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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