Puffer Party

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.

We offer two party locations to customize your experience:

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).


Party Location:
Event Room at WDTA
Available Party Times:
Saturdays & Sundays at 10 am and 1 pm
$295 for up to 15 people

Each additional person $7.95 (max of 40)

Pufferfish Party

Party Location:  
Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure
June 1st – August 19th 

  • Event room for (2) hours
  • Admission for up to (15) people to Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure and Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Birthday child gets to participate in a pufferfish feeding
  • Inclusive set up package including: tables, chairs, tablecloths, plates, napkins, cups
  • Choice of: Hot Dog or Pizza, fountain drink, and ice cream cup –  per person

Total Package – $295.00
Each person after the 15 is an additional charge of $9.95.

CMA provides the following included in the fee:

  • A special gift for the birthday child
  • Party hostess
  • Private room for two hours
  • Party supplies (cups, napkins, plates)
  • Digital party invitations
  • Table cloths on 6-7 tables, plates, cups, utensils, napkins for up to 25 people
  • Immediate family who books party receives 10% off in gift shop on day of event only

Optional add-on’s:

  • Lunch $7.50 per person, plus taxes
  • Dolphin Photo Opportunity – Priced Seasonally
  • 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

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].

On Arrival:
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.

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

Extra Time:
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

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

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


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