Birthday Parties

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Birthday Parties
Celebrate Your Child's Birthday With Us

The Ocean Institute is pleased to offer unique locations and educational experiences 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 one of Ocean Institute’s Birthday Party Packages, please call 949-496-2274, ext. 369.

Pirate Party Package 

Ahoy There! Celebrate your little swashbuckler’s birthday with this party inspired by adventures on the high seas. 

Price: $550

Pirate Party Package Includes:

  • Two hours on our private, waterfront Maddie James Seaside Learning Center Historical Maritime Wharf. 
  • 30 minutes of set-up and clean-up time
  • Two private party hosts
  • Up to 40 people (including birthday child and family)
  • Tables and chairs
  • 30-minute nautical themed activity 
  • Personalized birthday cake from It’s All About the Cake Inc
  • 30 pre-stuffed goody bags 

    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 Party 

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

  • Private tour of the Brig Pilgrim (subject to availability) 

    • 45 minute tour of the ship 
    • Fee: $150.00 

Under the Sea Party Package*

*Available starting April 4, 2020; reservations may be made in advance

Celebrate your child’s birthday by diving into this party inspired by local marine life – from sea stars to sharks!

Price: $550

Under the Sea Party Package Includes:

  • Two hours in our newly renovated, Sahm Family Foundation Marine Education Center
  • 30 minutes of set-up and clean-up time
  • One private party host
  • Up to 40 people (including birthday child and family)
  • Tables and chairs
  • 30-minute shark themed activity 
  • Personalized birthday cake from It’s All About the Cake Inc
  • 30 pre-stuffed goody bags 

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 Party Package

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

  • Private Squid Dissection
    • Guided dissection of squid for up to 40 guests
    • Fee: $75.00

Request a Party

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