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Kids Birthday Party Venue

Auckland's Best Child Parties

Throw a Kids Party at the Aquarium

Make your child’s birthday party splash-tacular!

Celebrate your child’s next birthday in an underwater world full of fun and excitement - it's Auckland's favorite kid's party venue!

Looking for a fun, hassle-free kids party venue in Auckland to host your child's birthday? Party with sharks, penguins, turtles, and more at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium!

There's no need to stress with our Aquarium birthday parties, your dedicated birthday host will take care of setting up the party room and entertaining your guests with a fully guided 45-minute tour. These are not just any party, it's an underwater birthday extravaganza! All you need to do is sit back, relax and celebrate with your child and their friends!

A Hassle Free Party

  • Dedicated birthday party zone and party host for 2 whole hours
  • Party invites, gift shop discount and photo pack included
  • All day admission to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

A Hassle Free Party

  • Discounted deal for Annual Passholder
  • Dedicated birthday party zone and party host for 2 whole hours
  • Party invites, gift shop discount and photo pack included
  • All day admission to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

What's included?

Your kids birthday party at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's includes a guided aquarium tour and a dedicated party host to look after your guests. It's an underwater birthday extravaganza!

Kids Birthday Party includes:

  • All-day admission to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium
  • Exclusive party room for 2 hours
  • A dedicated birthday party host
  • SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's party invitations
  • 10% discount on gift shop purchases for guests  
  • A special gift for the birthday child
  • Professional photo pack

Saturdays & Sundays
10:00 AM, 12:30PM OR 3:00PM (We will close at 5:00PM as usual).

A minimum of 10 children is required for this birthday package and bookings are essential. The maximum number of guests permitted for the party is 30. 

Party Planning Details

This package is for children aged between 2 - 14 years old. A minimum of 10 children is required which includes 3 adults (16 years old and above) free of charge. Bookings are essential.

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s birthday parties do not include food, however the party room has a kitchenette available for use, which includes a fridge, kettle and microwave.

See Information Guide


  • Birthday party payment is by pre-payment only. Once you have made your booking, we are unable to modify it. 
  • There will be no refunds for no-shows on the day. Any additional guests will need to be paid for by the party organiser on the day.  
  • If you have additional guests on the day, your host will assist you to make payment before the end of the party. Organising payment for the party is the responsibility of the party organiser - we are unable to take multiple payments. 
  • The Annual Pass Member discount is valid off the cost of the whole party. To receive this discount, your membership number must be given at the time of booking. (Please note: Annual Pass Member Discount do not apply for on the day payments.)
  • Regrettably, Annual Memberships or Complimentary Passes are not valid for birthday party attendance. 
  • For more information about birthday parties at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's, please download our guide
  • The maximum number of guests for birthday parties is 30. Please contact the events team if your party is larger than 30.

The standard price for each additional guest is:

  • $34.00 per adult
  • $30.00 per child
  • Infants (under 2yrs) are free 

For annual pass members:

  • $27.00 per adult
  • $24.00 per child 
  • Infants (under 2yrs) are free

Any additional guests can be paid for on the day of the party. Please request for a receipt for each transaction/guest as proof of payment.

Please note the maximum number of guests permitted for the party is 30. 

No.  Please ensure to include the birthday child when you make the booking.

Annual Pass benefits does not include joining birthday parties. The party organiser will need to book and pay for all guests including Annual Pass holders.

The birthday room is a multi-purpose room where it is often being used for various bookings. Please contact our education team ( to request a viewing. Note that this does not include entry into the other parts of the aquarium and our team have the rights to decline any request if the room is not available for viewing. 

No, alcohol is not allowed to be on the premises under any circumstances.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 we have reduced our fresh food offering at our Cafe.  Therefore, we are unable to provide food catering for birthday parties.

If you require any additional information please email