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Birthday Party FAQs

Let us take the stress out of planning a party with answers to common questions.

The Traditional Party Package is offered daily with many entry times. The Premium and Ultimate Party Packages are available on most Saturdays at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm and Sundays 11am and 1pm. If the date or preferred timeslot is not available in the online shopping cart, the party package has sold out.  

Party packages are non-refundable. We can adjust additional guest numbers up to 2 days before your party. 

There must be at least 1 adult present for the party, however, we recommend having at least 1 adult per 5 children to assist with keeping a watchful eye over party guests while exploring the aquarium. The party host may not be available to assist your party guests after your party room time has expired.  

Along with all of the super-cool items listed in the party package you choose, we will decorate the room and table! The party room is decorated with an ocean theme, birthday banner, and personalized welcome sign. The table is decorated with a fun tablecloth, birthday plates, as well as a complete table setup of forks, napkins, cake server and utensils so you can focus on the fun. 

Yes! SEA LIFE at Mall of America members receive 15% off on Premium Birthday Parties. Click here to book your party with the member discount.

Any guests with SEA LIFE at Mall of America memberships are admitted to the Aquarium for free; however, they will be included in the guest count in the private party room if they wish to be a part of the event. If they’d like to enter the Aquarium, but not join the private room, they are welcome to do so. They could join the party once your group enters the public area of the aquarium. 

Sharky mascot meet and greets are not included, but can be added on to Premium and Ultimate Party Packages. If you are interested in purchasing a Sharky Meet and Greet for your birthday child and guests, you can add to the online shopping cart before checking out. 

SEA LIFE is located on the East side, Level 1 of Mall of America. The closest parking lot to SEA LIFE is the East Ramp, which is connected to the East Entrance of MOA by skyway or street level. 

Of course! If you have a question or special need that hasn't been covered, please reach out to our sales office at and we will get back to you in 1-2 business days.