Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium isn't just the home of incredible sea animals, but party animals too! Have your next birthday party at Mote, and enjoy fun and educational ocean activities, games and crafts while spending the day with family and friends. Parties include two hours at our private, waterside Chickee Hut on Sarasota Bay and are led by Mote educators. Continue the celebration at your leisure as you visit The Aquarium.
All parties will include hands-on activities, games, and crafts to take home based on your theme selection, in addition to time for guests to enjoy food, cake, and presents if desired. Please note that our parties emphasize fun while practicing science and conservation. Trash and recycling available.
Families will enjoy activities based on shark biology, conservation and research.
Marine Mammal Mania!
Families will enjoy activities based on dolphin and manatee biology, conservation and research.
Families will enjoy activities based on sea turtle biology, conservation and research.
Party Package Details
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Choose from either a small party option for 10-15 children or a large party option for 16-25 children. Parties are available on Saturdays or Sundays only, with the option of either a morning (10:30AM - 12:30PM) or afternoon (1:30PM - 3:30PM) celebration. Admission to The Aquarium and Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Center included for each birthday party guest.
See our request form for additional details on selecting your party size as well as deposit and billing information. Your party will be confirmed via email within 7-10 business days of your request.
Children attending without an adult must bring a Medical Treatment Authorization form.
Please allow at least 6-8 weeks advance notice when requesting a birthday party at Mote.
Note: Thank you for your interest in hosting your child's birthday party at Mote. Unfortunately, we are currently booked for all of our available Spring dates, and we do not offer parties from June through early September. You may still place a request for a Fall birthday party (Saturdays/Sundays after September 9, 2018). You will be contacted in late July to confirm your party event.
If you provide notice of cancellation 15 days or more before the date of your scheduled birthday party, we will credit your deposit. Your final balance is due 2 weeks prior to your party, and there are no refunds made after that time unless Mote cancels your event. If your final balance is not received by its due date, we reserve the right to cancel your party and retain your deposit. Please see your confirmation email for important deposit and final balance due dates.
Questions & Contact
941-388-4441 ext. 348 or email@example.com