To schedule a party call us at 401-885-4690

The Award-Winning Shark Petting Birthday Party!

Fun and educational, this is a birthday party your child will never forget. Our two-hour party includes petting tide pool creatures, horseshoe crabs, and of course, our sharks. We run the whole party for you, just bring the cake, food and paper goods. You can also have pizza delivered (menu is attached to confirmation form).

All of our parties are private - the entire facility is reserved for your party!  Our staff will lead the kids around on a tour of the aquarium, stopping at all of the touch-tanks and feeding animals along the way.  The special honor of feeding the sharks is always reserved for the birthday child!  The last 30 minutes of your party are for your guests to enjoy any food that you bring in.

Parties are designed for children turning ages 6 and up!  

$325 for up to 20 children, additional children are $10 each. (Adults and children under 3 are free.)

We require a $100 deposit within 48 hours of scheduling your party.

You can send your deposit online, or in person.

To pay in person:

  1. Print and complete this confirmation form.

  2. Come in with the confirmation form, and your deposit (We accept cash, check, or credit/debit).

  3. Keep the other pages to help you prepare for your party.

Deposits are non-refundable.

We also have free printable invitations available!

Available Times


  • 5:15pm - 7:15pm

Saturday and Sunday

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • 5:15pm - 7:15pm


We offer party favor bags for $5.00 each. The bags include a shark tooth, shark plush, shark squirter, shark decal, 3 swedish fish and a free aquarium pass.

Please call and let us know your best estimate of how many you'd like at least 2 weeks before your party. 


Walk-in Birthday Parties

For an inexpensive alternative, or if your child is too young for a formal party, schedule your event during our public hours. Come in after school or on the weekend and celebrate your child’s big day with a Biomes excursion. View our exhibits, pet the sharks and other creatures, and even use our indoor picnic area if you wish. Ideal especially for those under six years old celebrating a birthday, this informal outing is self-directed, although staff is always on hand for guidance and we’ll have a scavenger hunt activity waiting for you when you arrive, and best of all there is no time limit. Eat here or go out for pizza afterwards. A group discount of $1 off walk-in admission per person (children and adults) is offered when advance notice of your arrival is given.