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).
Parties are designed for children ages 3 and up!
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 about 6-8 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.
$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:
- Print and complete this confirmation form.
- Come in with the confirmation form, and your deposit (We accept cash, check, or credit/debit).
- Keep the other pages to help you prepare for your party.
Deposits are non-refundable.
We also have free printable invitations available!
- 5:15pm - 7:15pm
Saturday and Sunday
- 10:00am - 12:00pm
- 5:15pm - 7:15pm
We offer party favor bags for $1.50 each. The bags include a pencil, Free Child's Admission pass and your choice of a shark tooth or shark squirter.
We also have additional favors in our catalog.
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
Want an inexpensive alternative to a formal Biomes birthday party? Come in after school or on the weekend during our public hours 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 the older kids 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.
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