Birthday Parties

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)
  • Special gift for birthday child

Party Times:

10:00 am – 4:00 pm


More information on booking your party

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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 cancellation. We will be happy to place you on a waiting list. All cancellations 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.

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