Birthday Parties


Birthday Parties
Celebrate Your Child's Birthday With Us

The Ocean Institute is pleased to offer a unique location and educational experience for birthday celebrations.  A birthday party at the Ocean Institute is an experience your child will not forget!

Parties can be scheduled from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm most Saturdays and Sundays. If you are interested in booking Ocean Institute’s Birthday Party Package, please call 949-496-2274, ext. 369.

Ocean Institute Birthday Party Package

We provide a birthday party host, private room, tables and chairs, cake, goody bags, and kitchen access, and you provide any additional food, drink, and décor – all for $500.00. 

Birthday Party Package Always Includes

  • Two (2) hours in private party room beginning at 11:00 am 
  • Access to the Ocean Institute public programming following time in private party room 
  • One (1) Private Party Host to facilitate the party: before for setup, during, and after for cleanup
  • Admission for up to 40 guests total (including both children and adults)
  • Tables, chairs, sink with running water, and refrigerator/freezer provided
  • 30 minute themed activity for all party children
  • 2 for 1 return admission ticket for up to 30 children
  • Ocean Institute Goody Bags for up to 30 children 
  • Personalized Ocean Institute Birthday Cake from It’s All About the Cake Inc. for up to 40 people
  • Sea Star, Mariner, Sealife Sponsor and Ocean Advocate Members receive 10% off the total party package

*Eligible members must call Ocean Institute to redeem 10% member discount.

Upgrade Your Birthday Party Package 

Tailor the party package to your child’s interests with one of the following additional activities: 

  • Private Squid Dissection
    • 30 minute activity for up to 40 guests
    • Fee: $75.00 
  • Private tour of the Brig Pilgrim (subject to availability) 
    • 45 minute tour of the ship for up to 40 guests
    • Fee: $150.00 

Request a Party

To request a birthday party at the Ocean Institute, please select an available date and fill out the required information.