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 in our air-conditioned party venue and are led by Mote educators. Continue the celebration at your leisure as you visit The Aquarium after your party.

Party Themes

Snazzy Sharks ~ Enjoy fin-tastic activities based on shark biology, conservation and research

Marine Mammal Mania! ~ Party goers will flip for our activities based on dolphin and manatee biology, conservation and research

Totally Turtles ~ 'Shell'ebrate with activities based on sea turtle biology, conservation and research

Party Package Details

Small Party                               

  • Up to 15 children, with a maximum of 30 total guests (guests include children and adults/parents in attendance)         
  • $270 for Members, $300 for Non-Members     
  • $50 Deposit Required              

Large Party

  • For 16-25 children, with a maximum of 50 total guests (guests include children and adults/parents in attendance)       
  • $450 for Members, $500 for Non-Members     
  • $75 Deposit Required


Parties are offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Mote birthday parties are for children turning 4-13 years old only, due to the content and activities we engage participants in. Please note that our parties emphasize fun while practicing science and conservation. 

All parties feature hands-on games and activities based on your theme selection, in addition to time for guests to enjoy food, cake, and presents if desired. Admission to The Aquarium is included for each birthday party guest. We provide the decorations, as well as sustainable (which are plain) plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery. We do not provide food or cake, however families are welcome to bring them to the party. Trash and recycling available.

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. Please allow at least 6-8 weeks advance notice when requesting a birthday party at Mote.

Children attending without an adult must bring a Medical Treatment Authorization form.

Cancellation Policy

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. 515 or