Looking for a great new idea for a birthday party? Celebrate and share the experience of a lifetime with family and friends. A Clearwater Marine Aquarium party host will guide you through your party.

Party Location:
Classroom at CMA
Available Party Times:
Saturdays & Sundays at 9 am; 11 am; 11:30 am; 1 pm; 2.30 pm
$295 for up to 15 people

Each additional person $7.95 (max of 40).

All Parties include:

  • Admission to CMA
  • (2) Hour party rental space
  • Birthday Host
  • Party Supplies (tables, chairs, cups, napkins, tablecloths)
  • Digital invitation
  • Special gift for birthday child

Party Times: 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Standard Birthday Party
Price – $295.00
For up to 15 people – each additional person $7.95

Have a splashing birthday with us here at Clearwater Marine Aquarium!

Junior Marine Biologist Party

Junior Marine Biologist
Price – $300.00
For up to 15 people – each additional person $7.95
*Based on availability* 

Enter into a world of sea urchins, sea stars and other sea creatures. One of our Education team members will lead your group into an exciting journey through the world of marine biology.

Capt Tortuga Party

Captain Tortuga Birthday Party
Price – $320.00
For up to 15 people – each additional person $7.95

Journey across the seas with Captain Tortuga and his trusty friend Polly as they follow a beautiful turtle names Lilly the Loggerhead to the Treasure of Sand Key! Along the way, discover how you can protect endangered sea turtles from many of the hazards they face in the ocean.  This fun filled party comes with a quick story time and a visit from Captain Tortuga or one of his mates.  Birthday child will receive a signed copy of the book.  Additional unsigned books can be purchased for $10.00 each.

Winters Tail Party

Winter’s Tail Party
Price – $335.00
For up to 15 people – each additional person $7.95
Based on availability*

Learn about the chemical, biological, physical, or mathematical processes behind the most famous tail in the world as we walk step by step through the Hanger Clinic’s process as they created a tail for an orphaned dolphin injured in a crab trap line.  From geometric design to the physics of water work, this program is customized to meet different learning levels based on Sunshine State Standard benchmarks.

Optional add-on’s:

  • Lunch $7.50 per person, plus taxes
  • Dolphin Photo Opportunity – Priced Seasonally
  • Mascot Dance Party $75 – Rufus (pelican), Mavis (turtle), Winter (dolphin), Hope (dolphin), Captain Tortuga (pirate)
  • Pelican Party – $100.00
    • Rufus, from the box office hit Dolphin Tale, would love to visit with you and your party guests on your special day. While Rufus is visiting, you will get the opportunity to watch a private training session with his trainers, ask questions and learn how you can help protect animals of this species through active conservation techniques. Included in the party price:
      • Rufus visiting with his trainers for 15 minutes
      • The birthday child gets a photo with Rufus
      • The guests watch a private training session while interacting with the trainers

Party Information:

  • Members receive discount off party package prices
  • A two-week notice is required for all bookings
  • Party guest counts includes EVERY child, adult and member (infants 0-2 not included in total count)
  • Party CANNOT exceed maximum CAPACITY
  • Payment is due at the time of the reservation.  This will allow us to hold your date.

All persons attending the party are included in the party count. When booking a party, the party room is available only for the time booked, so you should start on time to receive the full experience. Due to safety and capacity limitations there is a 40 person maximum, including adults and children.

Book a Party: Please contact our Events Coordinator at (727) 441-1790 x328 or [email protected].

More information on booking your party

What do I do when I arrive?

Party guests will be asked to check in at Will Call at the main Aquarium entrance to be met by your party coordinator, who will facilitate entrance into the Aquarium. The coordinator will be outside the entrance 15 minutes before the party is due to start. To decorate the room beforehand, you may arrive an hour prior to your booked party time. Additional time will not be provided in the party room if the party is late. All parties must end on time to facilitate the next party.

When is payment due?

Full payment is due at time of booking and is non-refundable. Fees for additional guests will be charged the day of party.

Can I make changes to my party?

Date changes must be made at least three weeks before the scheduled party. All changes made less than three weeks of the party date will incur a $100 fee in addition to the total party charge, payable on the date the change is made. If a requested date change is unavailable due to party bookings by other Clearwater Marine Aquarium patrons, unfortunately, the request must be considered a cancelation. We will be happy to place you on a waiting list. All Cancelations can be re-booked but cannot receive a refund.

Can I get extra time for my party?

The rooms are booked for set times to allow time to clean for the next party, therefore you can only book the room for the set time. If you would like a longer or larger party, you can book two time slots or two rooms if space is available. If you go over your time limit, you will be charged $75 per ½ hour. Contact us for additional space requests

What about decorations?

Parents may bring additional, suitable room decorations. Balloons and straws are not allowed in the aquarium. Provided decorations include tablecloths only.

The aquarium has a NO BALLOON policy. For the safety of our animals and the risk posed to our waterways.  Other items not permitted: noise makers, live animals (i.e. goldfish as favors or pets)

Some additional table decorations and party favors can be added by the parent.  Please contact Events for approval before you purchase any decorations.

What about food and beverage for my party?

The aquarium allows outside food to be brought in.


Duke Energy Coca-Cola Bay Star Allegiant Dolphin Motor Coach