Birthday by the Bay

We are fully open and ready to welcome all groups and parties back to the Aquarium of the Bay whether you have 10 people or 100. Walk through 300 feet of tunnels with fish swimming overhead while listening to the self-guided audio tour on your phone.  Continue to view our octopuses who are masters of contortion and see various species of jellyfish. At the end make sure to see our river otters swimming and playing.

Stunning Aquarium Experience

Your party will enjoy unlimited access to the aquarium between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm, allowing everyone to explore all the attractions at their own pace. When it’s time to settle down, your party will have access to two hours in the aquarium party room to enjoy cupcakes.

Enhance your Experience

Velociraptor Dinosaur Visit

  • Make a RAWWR at your party with a friendly visit from our animatronic velociraptor! As a fan favorite for group photos, this velociraptor will make sure the party is dino-mite!

Story Time for Kids

  • Enjoy this add-on for younger visitors. An aquarium representative will lead story time for the party while sharing fun and interesting stories about the many inhabitants located in the aquarium.

Ollie the Otter Mascot:

  • Receive a warm welcome from our playful otter friend. Play and pose for a selfie. It will be an otterly fun time.

Animal Encounter:

  • Are you curious about learning more about our animals? Meet one of our animal ambassadors and learn more from our animal naturalists. You can choose from the following:

Feed the Sharks Tour

Explore Behind-the-Scenes

Party Room & Cupcakes

Party Room

Located adjacent to the adorable romping River Otters, the Farallon Event space offers a brightly lit room for kids to enjoy activities, augmented reality screen, animal encounters, and more!

Sea Shells

Party Room

Located adjacent to the adorable romping River Otters, the Farallon Event space offers a brightly lit room for kids to enjoy activities, augmented reality screen, animal encounters, and more!

Your party will get a live interactive experience with our naturalist. Virtually feed the sharks. Explore the multi-colored rockfish of our nearshore kelp forest, go behind the scenes to learn about the Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker babies we raise at the Aquarium, and journey beneath the waves in our Sharks of Alcatraz tunnel. How do jellies? Why are anemones so slimy? Is it true that some corals can live hundreds of years? Go behind the scenes to learn about the lifecycle of the jellies, corals, and anemones we raise on-site.

Ages 8 to 17

Your party will enjoy unlimited access to the aquarium between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm, allowing everyone to explore all the attractions at their own pace. When it’s time to settle down, your party will have access to two hours in the aquarium party room to enjoy cupcakes.

Explore behind-the-scenes and become Aquarium insiders with the Feed the Sharks Tour, where the guest of honor and four guests will get a bucket of seafood to feed to sharks, rays, skates, and other fishes in the Aquarium’s 350,000-gallon Offshore Tunnel exhibit.

Members

  • $400
  • Up to 20 guests
  • $5 per additional guest: (Limit 50 guests total)

Non-Members

  • $500
  • Up to 20 guests
  • $10 per additional guest: (Limit 50 guests total)

Members

  • $920
  • Up to 20 guests
  • $30 per additional guest: (limit 30 guests total)

Non-Members

  • $1,000
  • Up to 20 guests
  • $35 per additional guest: (limit 30 guests total)

Members

  • $400
  • Up to 20 guests
  • $5 per additional guest: (Limit 50 guests total)

Non-Members

  • $500
  • Up to 20 guests
  • $10 per additional guest: (Limit 50 guests total)

Your party will get a live interactive experience with our naturalist. Like humans, some animals are so smart they need puzzles and games to stay healthy and happy. Learn about our smartest species and go behind the scenes to see how we keep them entertained!

Go beyond the “Staff Only” signs and see what it takes to run an Aquarium. Explore the life sustaining pumps and systems that keep over 700,000 gallons of water filtering and moving through our tanks every day. Find out how many freezers it takes to feed over 10,000 marine animals per week, and how we provide healthcare for our animals. Along the way, learn about the conservation efforts and shark research at the core of our institution.