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 IMAX birthday parties and a self-guided group visit to the Aquarium.

Most birthday parties are designed for kids age 5 and older— at a minimum, the birthday child must be turning 3 regardless of the age of other participants.

IMAX parties are our most popular option:

The Simons IMAX® Theatre at the New England Aquarium can make your next birthday party larger than life! Join us for an exciting IMAX presentation!

  • Feature a thrilling IMAX film on New England’s largest screen
  • Are for children age 5 and older
  • Can include a digital photo of the birthday child displayed on our giant screen for a $5 fee (photo must be provided three days before the event)
  • 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 aaronoff@neaq.org

Additional Add-Ons for IMAX Parties
Aquarium admission for an additional $12.00 per child and $19.00 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 aaronoff@neaq.org to book your party. Advance notice is required.

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

See below for additional birthday party options:

  1. At the Aquarium

    Additional Options Include:

    Ages 3 and older
    Explore our exhibits and view our daily presentations. Optional add-ons include an IMAX film and a Behind-the-Scenes Tour (special restrictions apply).

    Fee: $15.00 per child, $24.00 per adult (members receive free admission based on membership level). 

    One chaperone per every 10 children receives complimentary Aquarium admission. Note additional cost for IMAX and the Behind-the-Scenes Tour. Please call Angela Aronoff, 617-226-2625 or email aaronoff@neaq.org.