Share your birthday with us!
While the Aquarium does not have a dedicated space for your child’s birthday celebration, we do have some exciting birthday party options, including Simons Theatre birthday parties and a self-guided group visit to the Aquarium.
Most birthday parties are designed for kids age 5 and older—at minimum, the birthday child must be turning 3 regardless of the age of other participants.
PLEASE NOTE: While the Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the City of Boston, we are offering Virtual Animal Encounters that may be booked for birthday celebrations. Learn more about Virtual Animal Encounters »
Movie parties are our most popular option:
The Simons Theatre at the New England Aquarium can make your next birthday party larger than life! Join us for an exciting movie presentation!
- Feature a thrilling film on New England’s largest screen
- Are for children age 5 and older
- Includes a special birthday greeting before the film for the birthday child
- Costs $7 – $9 per person, plus the cost of the digital photo if requested
- Must be booked in advance by contacting Angela Aronoff at 617-226-2625 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Add-Ons for Movie Parties
Aquarium admission for an additional $11.00 per child and $20.00 per adult
Behind-the-Scenes Tours for up to 10 people age 7 and older for an additional $20 per person (plus the cost of Aquarium admission, which is required)
Reservation and payment policies
A 50% nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of booking. Final balance and headcount are due three days prior to the scheduled event. Contact Angela Aronoff at 617-226-2625 or email@example.com to book your party. Advance notice is required.
Date and time restrictions may apply. Inquire for more details.
Additional Birthday Party Options at the Aquarium
Additional Options Include:
Ages 3 and older
Explore our exhibits and view our daily presentations. Optional add-ons include a movie and a Behind-the-Scenes Tour (special restrictions apply).
Fee: $15.00 per child, $25.00 per adult (members receive free admission based on membership level).
One chaperone per every 10 children receives complimentary Aquarium admission. Note additional cost for movie and the Behind-the-Scenes Tour. Please call Angela Aronoff at 617-226-2625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.