Birthday Parties

visitors petting stingrays
"Party with the Rays" at Florida Oceanographic

The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is a family-friendly facility that gives your child the chance to "Party with the Rays." Birthday party packages offer a group rate and facility rental option for families that want to celebrate their child's birthday at the Coastal Center. These party packages are geared toward children ages 2-12.  Currently, all Coastal Center visitors over the age of 6 must wear a facial covering at all times. This policy applies to birthday party groups as well. Facial coverings may be removed at the birthday party pavilion only, at the party host’s discretion.

Birthday parties at the Coastal Center are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

In anticipation of the grand opening of the Ocean EcoCenter, birthday party pricing will increase for parties held on or after June 15, 2021.


Birthday party package price for parties held prior to June 15, 2021: 

$200 Non-member / $175 Members


Birthday party package price for parties held on or after June 15, 2021: 

$270 Non-member / $235 Members


Birthday Package Includes:

* 20 Personalized admission tickets

  • Additional admission tickets can be purchased for $6.00 each prior to the party ($8.00 each for parties held after June 14) 
  • All tickets are valid the day of the party only
  • Any guests arriving day of party without a ticket will pay regular admission prices 

* A private outdoor pavilion space for your guests for the 3 hour party period (plus early access for setup). Picnic tables will be provided. 

* Self-guided access to the Coastal Center exhibits and all regular public programs

* An age-appropriate printed aquarium scavenger hunt

Note: Birthday families must provide all their own food and decorations. Please see rental agreement for limitations.  

Birthday child receives:

* The honor of stingray presenter

* A birthday certificate

* A stingray plush 

Add an additional birthday child for $10 (includes gift and certificate) 

Full payment and signed agreement are due at time of reservation. 

We request that you schedule your birthday parties at least one month in advance. Availability is limited. 

For restrictions, please see Birthday Party Agreement below. 

If you have any questions or are interested in booking a birthday party, 
please contact Yasmeen Fadlallah at 772-225-0505 ext. 116 or