Birthday Parties

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"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 pavilion 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.

**Birthday Parties at the Coastal Center are taking a temporary hiatus. Parties will be available again starting in October. We apologize for the inconvenience!**

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

Birthday Package Includes:

Coastal Center Admission for 20 party attendees (this number includes the birthday family, but not the birthday child)

  • Additional admission tickets can be purchased for $9.00 each prior to the party
  • All attendees must be listed on the official guest list form
  • Any guests arriving day of party who are not on the official guest list will pay regular admission prices
  • Admission valid day of the party only

*Rental of 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 of their own food and decorations. Please see rental agreement for limitations and additional instructions.

Birthday child receives:

* A happy birthday certificate from the Florida Oceanographic family

* A marine animal plush toy

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.

A completed guest list form must be returned by email at least two days prior to your birthday party.

For restrictions and detailed policies, please see Birthday Party Agreement below.

If you are interested, please fill out a Birthday Party Request form HERE and a member of our Education Staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please contact Education Manager Shannon Dack at 772-225-0505 ext. 118 or