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Have A Splash Of A Birthday

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Photo: Daniella Norris
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Who You’ll Meet

You’ll touch marine invertebrates like squishy sea cucumbers, sticky anemones and prickly sea urchins in our Wet Lab before heading behind the scenes for a visit through our Jellyfish hallway. As an added bonus, the birthday child will be named an Honorary Aquarist and will get to feed our fish in the two-story Strait of Georgia Pacific Canada Pavilion, one of the Aquarium's largest exhibits.

What Your Party Includes

In addition to the birthday child receiving a certificate to the Gift Shop to purchase a gift of their choice, you and your guests will receive:

  • A fully decorated private party room
  • A chocolate or vanilla cake
  • Fruit juice, coffee and tea
  • A visit to our interactive Wet Lab

Notes: No outside food is permitted. All children must be age 4 or older to participate in the Splash of a Birthday.

Birthday Cake Details

We are pleased to have our birthday party cakes made exclusively by Canada Safeway on Robson Street in Vancouver.

  • Choose from a chocolate or vanilla cake with a barvarian cream
  • Choose a birthday cake theme: Chester our false killer whale, dolphin, penguin, sea otter, sea turtle or shark
  • Customized cake printing is available for an additional fee

Book Your Party

Reserve Online Now

For more information about birthday parties, please contact the booking office Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 604-659-3552 or send us an email at programs@ocean.org

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made after seven days from booking date will be subject to a 50 percent cancellation fee. A 25 percent re-booking fee will apply if you change the date of your party within two weeks of the party date. Missed programs will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Optional Food Platters

If you are looking to add a little more to your party, we offer additional platters of sandwiches (turkey, ham and vegetarian), seasonal fruits and vegetables. Your party will be extended 15 additional minutes and your food will be ready for you with the cake cutting.

The price to add the food platters to the Birthday Party is $250 (Members pay $200).  To order or for more information, please contact the Birthday Party department at the Vancouver Aquarium at 604-659-3504. 

Note: There are no substitions available to the menu

Optional Exclusive Loot Bags

Add another splash to the party by ordering these exclusive reuseable loot bags from our very own Giftshop. Each bag includes items from our Giftshop.

A special discounted price of $9.99 + taxes per bag (the regular retail price $14.46).
To order or for more information, please contact the Giftshop at the Vancouver Aquarium at 604-659-3413.

Support The Aquarium

Want to help the Vancouver Aquarium?  As a non-profit society we depend on the revenue generated from our facility and the generosity of our donors to continue operating our education, conservation and research programs

Instead of birthday gifts, consider asking your guests and family to make a donation to the Vancouver Aquarium.  They can donate online or bring a cash donation to the party. 

Please note:  We can only issue a tax receipt to the original donor.  If you are collecting donations from your guests and would like tax receipts issued please record their names and addresses and submit these with the donation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about our Birthday Parties? We’ve provided the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Birthday Parties at the Vancouver Aquarium.

View FAQ now

Book Online

Availability:
Saturday's and Sunday's only.
10 am to 12 pm
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
3 pm to 5 pm

The maximum number of participants for each party is up to 16 kids, as well as up to 4 adults.

Pricing:
$485 Non-Members
$388 Members (1 Parent + Child must be members)
Prices are tax inclusive.  

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made after seven days from booking date will be subject to a 50 percent cancellation fee. A 25 percent re-booking fee will apply if you change the date of your party within two weeks of the party date. Missed programs will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Extra Add-Ons
Food Platters:
$250 Non-Members
$200 Members
Add sandwhiches, fruits and vegetables platters to the birthday party.

Loot Bags: $9.99 per bag
Add another splash to the party by ordering loot bags from our Giftshop.

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