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Celebrate Your Birthday With Us

Make your child’s next birthday memorable with a party at Mississippi Aquarium! There is no better way to celebrate than with family, friends and all your favorite aquatic animals. The Aquarium provides the fun and the party supplies; we do the work while you enjoy the party. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to make a splash!

Choose from four aquatic party themes: Sea Life, Mermaid, Shark and Pirate.

Mississippi Aquarium’s in-house caterer offers a selection of party trays, pizzas, ice cream and beverages sure to please the pickiest eaters. With the exception of a celebration cake, no outside food or beverage is allowed. Contact your party planner to order!

Reserve Your Party Today

Planning your child's birthday party at Mississippi Aquarium is easy! Simply complete the online request to schedule a birthday party. Your party planner will contact you within two business days to plan all the details of your child’s birthday celebration! A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. Mississippi Aquarium birthday parties are designed for children ages 3 - 10 years.

All Parties Include:

  • Complimentary admission to Mississippi Aquarium for the Birthday Child
  • Admission to the Aquarium for all guests
  • Pizza and beverage
  • Eco-friendly plates, napkins, cups, utensils and table covering
  • A private party space
  • Digital or Printable party invitation
  • Aquatic themed decorations your choice  (Sea Life, Mermaid, Pirate, or Shark) 
  • Personalized Birthday Button for the Birthday Child
  • Happy Birthday Shout Out - Birthday Child is recognized at a habitat of your choosing
For the safety of our animals, straws are not permitted on campus.

Party with a Purpose

Does your child have a passion for aquatic life and conservation? Make an impact and throw a Party with a Purpose! In lieu of gifts, guests make a donation in the birthday child’s name to Mississippi Aquarium. To celebrate your child’s special day, as well as being a conservation hero, he or she will receive a Mississippi Aquarium Animal Adoption Package. All donations go directly to the care of the animals at the Aquarium.

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