Take a bite out of our birthday parties.
Host your birthday party under the sea at Birch Aquarium at Scripps! Parties are designed for ages 1-9. Our goal is to provide an educational and fun experience for attendees of all ages.
Splish Splash Bash
We’ll be splishing and splashing as we touch bumpy, prickly, and slippery ocean animals. Partygoers will use all their senses to explore the ocean’s seashore environment and make new discoveries as they take an imaginary trip to the beach. A visit to aquarium exhibits will surely be a hit for both parents and children. Join us and celebrate with a SPLASH!
All About Sharks
These jaws deserve applause! Kids will get up close and personal with real live sharks, learn about what makes them the top ocean predators, and handle real shark jaws (teeth included!). Celebrate your next birthday with the sharks.
Hau’oli la hanau…is Hawaiian for "happy birthday to you." The Hawaiian Islands are surrounded by an amazing ecosystem of colorful coral reefs. This area is home to many animals including sharks, coral, and brightly colored reef fish. From building a coral reef to touching live animals, learn all about this amazing habitat and the marine life found within. Partygoers hula the whole way home after their special birthday luau experience!
Calling all beach lovers! Celebrate your next birthday with the “party animals” found along the ocean’s shore. Partygoers will learn the ins and outs of coastal habitats and touch the live creatures that live there, such as sea stars and hermit crabs. Cheer on the birthday child as he/she feeds animals in our outdoor tide pool!
Ready…set…explore! Your birthday adventure begins with an interactive scavenger hunt and aquarium tour showcasing habitats such as kelp forests, tide pools, and coral reefs. At each stop follow clues and riddles to discover mystical seadragons, majestic sharks, and swirling fish. A special live animal encounter will be revealed when the final clue is solved.
(include number of children AND adults in your total)
$400 public ($360 members), for up to 20 guests
Public: $20 for each additional child, $10 for each additional adult; up to 10 additional people total
Members: $18 for each additional child, $8 for each additional adult; up to 10 additional people total
One adult required for every five children under the age of 12
Guest counts include children and adults
No more than 30 guests per party
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon or 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Parties may be booked no more than three months in advance and a minimum of two weeks advance booking is required.