Corporate Events


Make a splash with your next event by hosting it at SEA LIFE Aquarium!

Your guests will have the opportunity to escape into the depths of a magical underwater world and enjoy themselves in one of San Diego's newest and most unique venues.

Journey through SEA LIFE Aquarium
Your guests’ voyage begins with the fresh waters of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in our Gold Rush River, continuing on to the San Francisco Harbor and to the depths of the Pacific Ocean via the California shoreline. Along the way, they will discover the Lost City of Atlantis and a sunken shipwreck.

The journey also features a seahorse kingdom where your guests can marvel at these amazing creatures, a Ray Lagoon where they can experience marine life up-close and a shoaling ring where they will be surrounded 360 degrees by schools of shimmering fish.

As guests stroll through our ocean tunnel, they will be immersed in the sea without getting wet, surrounded by more than 200 species of sharks, rays and tropical fish. An interactive discovery zone, including the Southern California Tide Pool, also offers visitors the opportunity to interact with SEA LIFE Aquarium experts and get hands-on with interesting creatures of the ocean in a touch pool.

Ocean Journey Dining
Your guests’ final destination is the Ocean Journey Café, where they are treated to fast, fresh and flavorful cuisine. Our Action Stations allow for your guests to interact with our chefs while their food is being prepared right before their eyes. Ocean Journey Café has a patio environment with distant views of the Pacific Ocean accommodating 120 people, plus indoor seating to accommodate 80. Total capacity for the entire Ocean Journey Cafe is 200.

Private Aquarium Adventure

Your choice of:

  • Shallow Tides = $30/person*
  • Harbor Adventure = $38/person*
  • Lost City Explorer = $48/person*
  • Ocean Journey Experience = $58/person*

*pricing not inclusive of tax (7.75%) and service charge (20%)

Carlsbad Special Events Patio 2

Private Events Available Dates:
Capacity: 50 – 200* people
*Please ask us how we can accommodate your group with more than 200 guests

  • 6pm – 10pm: January 2 – March 30, April 15 – June 1, September 3 – November 22, Nov 25 – Dec 21.
  • 7pm – 10pm: March 31 – April 14, June 2 – June 22, August 26 – 31, November 23-24
  • Not available: April 28, May 26 – 27, June 23 – August 25, Saturdays in October, December 22 - 31
  • Private rental of the entire SEA LIFE Aquarium including Ocean Journey Cafe
  • Fresh, local, sustainable and flavorful cuisine; fountain drinks and coffee
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium guides throughout the Aquarium to engage and educate guests about the exhibits

Pricing Includes

  • Menu Upgrades: Add something extra special to your menu to enhance the experience for your guests.
  • Sparkling Wine or Non-Alcoholic Specialty Drink served inside SEA LIFE Aquarium: $7 per person
  • Please inquire for Beer and Wine packages
  • Please inquire for Special Occasion Cake pricing

Live Music
A festive and delightful way to create a casual island atmosphere. Below pricing is for a three hour minimum. All entertainment bookings are dependant upon availability.

  • Sweet Steel Drum Solo: $520
  • Sweet Steel Drum Duo: $850
  • Classical Guitarist: $690

SEA LIFE Aquarium Performers and Costume Characters can provide Emcee duties or provide a splash of vibrant color to your event. Below pricing is for a three hour minimum. All entertainment bookings are dependant upon availability.

  • Fish on Stilts: $500
  • King Triton Costume Character: $120


  • Kodak Photo Opportunity: inquire for pricing
  • Team Building Activities: inquire for pricing
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium Scavenger Hunt: inquire for pricing. 50 person minimum; 200 person maximum.

Available Event Hours
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. (with food service from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (with food service from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Add on Elements

Day-Time Aquarium Adventure

Carlsbad Special Events OJC

Capacity: 30 person minimum. 120 person maximum.
Available only during general admission hours.
Excluded Dates: April 28, May 26 – 27, July 3 – 4, Saturdays in October, November 23 – 24, December 22 – 31

A Day-Time SEA LIFE Aquarium event gives your guests shared access to the wonders of SEA LIFE Aquarium and a fresh and flavorful meal for your group on the Ocean Journey Café patio during regular Aquarium operating hours.
Your choice of:

  • Shallow Tides = $30/person*
  • Ocean Journey Luncheon = $40/person*

The above pricing Includes:

  • Admission to SEA LIFE Aquarium
  • Private use of Ocean Journey Café patio and buffet style dining

“*” Denotes pricing inclusive of SEA LIFE Aquarium admission. All events are offered without admission to the aquarium for $10 less per person.

Please call us at (760) 918-5394 or email us at for details.


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Opening Hours

Open daily year-round.

Schools & Groups

(760) 918-5346

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