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Birthday Parties at Mystic Aquarium

Enjoy 1½ hours in a private learning lab with a party host where you and your guests will enjoy:

  • An age-appropriate, educational and entertaining themed program.
  • A private touch tank of live sea creatures for your guests to experience.
  • A personalized ocean-themed birthday cake, decorative tableware and utensils.
  • A fun party favor for each child.
Party Packages

Aquarium Members: $250 for up to 25 people*
Non-members: $275 for up to 25 people*

Virtual Celebrations

Celebrations occur for many different reasons including birthdays, holidays or even “just because.” Looking for that perfect entertainment solution? Invite Mystic Aquarium into your home for a private celebration via our virtual celebration option!

  • 1-hour private learning experience with an Aquarium educator.

  • Personal virtual tour of the Aquarium for your party.

  • A private up-close look into a touch tank of live sea creatures.

Party Packages

Aquarium Members: $175
Non-Members: $200

Contact our Education Department with inquiries:

*Aquarium admission is not included with the Birthday Party package but discounted tickets ($14.50/child, $17.50/adult) can be purchased up to 48 hours prior to your party date.

A minimum of two weeks advance notice and payment in full is required at the time of the reservation.

Parties are offered weekends 10:00am-11:30pm or 1:00pm-2:30pm

For additional information, please call 860.572.5955 x431 or email

Birthday Party Themes

Why can’t a penguin fly? How do we tell our penguins apart? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore the world of our feathered friends. Through activities and games, your party will love discovering how these adorable birds survive so well without flying. This party includes a private Touch and Learn with live invertebrates.

Join in on the fun as we prove or disprove many of the myths associated with sharks.  We will learn what a shark is, why it looks the way it does, how they keep the ocean food chain going and the many difficulties they face today. Through fun, interactive games, we will find out exactly what you know and what you think you know!  Who will be named the ultimate shark expert? This party includes a private Touch and Learn with live invertebrates.

Together, we will discover the incredible physical and behavioral adaptations the charismatic beluga whales have for survival in their ocean habitat.  We’ll learn why they are nicknamed the “Canaries of the Sea,” how they communicate with each other, how they have their own form of “radar” and much more! This party includes a private Touch and Learn with live invertebrates.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation made with at least 48 hours’ notice prior to scheduled party time will incur a 20% (of the party fee) cancellation fee. A cancellation with less than 48 hours’ notice will not receive a refund.