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Have A Splash Of A Birthday

Photo: Daniella Norris


Who You’ll Meet

You’ll touch marine invertebrates like squishy sea cucumbers, sticky anemones and prickly sea urchins in our Wet Lab before meeting an Aquarist behind the scenes for a visit through our secretive 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.

Fish feed
Who You'll Meet

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:

  • Admission to the Aquarium after the party ends for all party guests
  • A fully decorated private party room
  • A chocolate or vanilla cake
  • Fruit punch, coffee and tea
  • A visit to our interactive Wet Lab

Notes: No outside food is permitted. Child must be age 6 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: beluga whale, dolphin, penguin or shark
  • Customized cake printing is available for an additional fee
Birthday cake
Birthday party kids

Availability And Pricing


We offer a “Splash of a Birthday” four times over the weekend only. Parties can be booked for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. party on Saturday and Sunday. The maximum number of participants for each party is up to 16 kids, as well as up to 4 adults.


$475 Non-Members
$380 Members
Prices are tax inclusive.  

Book Your Party

To book your party or receive more information, contact us Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 604-659-3552

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.

Birthday Party

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.


You can download and personalize Aquarium-themed invitations.

Standard invitation

Or, ask your guests to donate to the Aquarium instead of giving a gift with this invitation.

Spotted garden eel

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.

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