Oklahoma Aquarium: Birthday Parties “Under the Sea”
The Oklahoma Aquarium boasts a wonderland of exotic and native fish, and other aquatic life. From the eerie Bull Shark walkway to the bright and colorful Polynesian Reef to the all-new Secret World of the Octopus, you could spend all day at the Aquarium and still have more to explore! Thankfully, Aquarium birthday parties come with unlimited time to enjoy the Aquarium, plus plenty of other perks. Learn more about what makes a party at Oklahoma Aquarium absolutely fin-tastic below!
1. What does a party at Oklahoma Aquarium look like? What do parents need to provide?
Party guests have unlimited time to explore the aquarium and see thousands of animals from around the world. They also have access to a private event room for one hour. Depending on the party package, parents may need to bring some party supplies.
2. What are the perks of having a party at Oklahoma Aquarium?
Our mission is “to educate and inspire conservation of our aquatic world through interactive discovery.” Our birthday parties provide fun, educational experiences for kids to celebrate with our aquatic animals and fish, while enjoying a private party in our event center. Children will also have access to our outdoor playground, arcade, and more.
3. What times are available for Oklahoma Aquarium parties, and how long do they last?
Birthday parties in our event center are available for booking from 12-1 p.m., 2-3 p.m., and 4-5 p.m. Setup may begin 30 minutes prior to the party time. Our fishing pond parties are available for booking from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-3 p.m., and 4-5:30 p.m.
4. Do you have different party packages? What do they include, and how are they priced?
We have a few different party packages, but our newest packages are our mermaid and shark parties.
Mermaid Birthday Parties: Follow our mermaid trail through the aquarium and enjoy an enchanting birthday party filled with pretty-in-pink seashells, shimmering treasure, and festive decorations in our favorite mermaid colors—purple, green, and blue! Party guests will receive a special visit from a mermaid, and sparkly jewels and mermaid treats to take home. Prices vary from $325-$425.
Shark Birthday Parties: Sharks rule at the Oklahoma Aquarium, especially since we’re home to the largest collection of bull sharks in the world and eight species of sharks! Celebrate a fin-tastic birthday with a special behind-the-scenes tour above our shark tank, where guests will experience an up-close encounter with these amazing ocean predators. Partygoers will discover why sharks are important for our ocean ecosystems, and then receive shark teeth and goodies to take home. Prices vary from $325-$425.
5. Will special activities be provided for partygoers?
We offer special activities for our mermaid and shark party packages. All party packages include unlimited time to explore the aquarium!
6. What activities can be added on to the basic party package?
Parents can add behind-the-scenes tours, face painting, feed cups for kids to feed our animals, and additional time for the event room.
7. Is there a special birthday party room that will be available for guests and if so, what can you tell us about it?
Birthday parties are hosted in our aquatic-themed event center or at our fishing pond, which is located just steps away from our exhibits.
8. How far in advance do you need to reserve your party, and are deposits refundable?
Parties must be booked at least one week in advance of the party date. There is a non-refundable, $100 deposit required to reserve the event space and the party date.
9. Will an Oklahoma Aquarium staff member be on-hand to help facilitate the party?
Yes, an on-site event coordinator is present to assist with all party needs during the party.