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:

renovated Simons Theatre

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

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 to book your party. Advance notice is required.

Date and time restrictions may apply. Inquire for more details.

  1. 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