Maritime Aquarium Birthday Parties

Seal-abrate your child's special day with an undersea adventure from The Maritime Aquarium!

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


Party Details

  • Cost: $375 ($325 for members) 
  • Length: 2 hours (either 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) 
  • Includes a private party space for up to 25 guests 
  • 60-minute guided tour including stopping at the stingray touch pool.  
  • 60-minutes in the private party spaces for refreshments and experience add-ons.
  • Birthday child will receive a complimentary t-shirt from the Aquarium! 

Customize Your Experience with these Add-Ons

We recommend choosing up to 3 add-ons so there is time for everything! 

If you choose not to add on any experiences, you are welcome to bring your own games or activities to fill the 60-minute time block in the party room.  

Please note: animal encounter add-ons must be booked a minimum of 4 weeks in advance. Non-animal add-ons can be booked 2 weeks in advance.  

20-minute Animal Encounters | Tier 1 | $50 
  • Chain catshark (Touch) 
  • Diamondback terrapin (Touch) 
  • Intertidal Touch Tank (Touch) 
  • Red-footed tortoises (Touch)
  • Hedgehog (Non-Touch) 
  • Bearded Dragon (Non-Touch)
20-minute Premier Animal Encounter | Tier 2 | $100 
These are non-touch encounters. The animal will be brought to the party room for an up-close experience and Q & A.  
Any encounter involving a mammal or bird requires all party guests to wear facemasks during the encounter.  
We cannot guarantee guests will get the animal of their choice, however we will consider preferences.  
  • Ball Python 
  • Blue & Gold Macaw 
  • Savannah Monitor
  • Prehensile-tailed Skink 
Other Add-On Experiences 
  • Story Time: House for Hermit Crab story reading and live intertidal animal touch experience. Recommended for ages 3-6. ($50) 
  • Glitter Tattoos ($5/per person) 
  • 4D Movie ($5/per person)  
  • Extend your time in the party room by 1 hour ($100) (based on availability) 
  • Feeding the stingrays ($3/per person)
Ice Cream Packages
  • Kiddie Cups: $2/each plus tax. Choice of vanilla, chocolate, or swirl soft serve. (no minimum order)​
  • Sundae bar: $4/each plus tax. Choice of vanilla, chocolate or swirl soft serve accompanied by sprinkles, candy, crushed cookies, chocolate syrup, and whipped topping. (minimum order of 10 ice creams)
Starbucks Packages
  • Starbucks Coffee Carafe: $20 plus tax each. Includes milk, cream, sugar, Splenda, cups, lids, sleeves and stirrers (makes 9 small/tall coffees.)
  • Hot Water Carafe for Tea: $15 plus tax each. Includes tea bags, milk, cream, sugar, Splenda, cups, lids, sleeves, and stirrers (makes 9 small/tall coffees.)

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled reservations for Birthday Parties are required to be made 3 weeks before the scheduled date of the party in order to receive a full refund.  All cancellations made with less than a 3-week notice will not be refunded. Parties canceled by the Aquarium will receive full refunds. Parties canceled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled. In case of emergency on weekends, call (203) 852-0700, extension 2225 and leave a message.

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

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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