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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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We're Open 7 Days!
Open daily 9.30am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
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Auckland's Funnest Kids Party Venue!

Make it memorable

Party at the aquarium!

Celebrate your child’s next birthday in an underwater world full of fun and excitement - It's Auckland's favourite 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 host will keep the kids entertained with interactive games and up-close animal encounters. These are not just any party, it's an underwater birthday extravaganza where we even handle the food, invitations and decorations. All you need to do is sit back, relax and celebrate with your child and their friends!

Kids Birthday Party Package

The coolest kids birthday party venue in Auckland is only $25 per child and 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
  • VIP behind-the-scenes visit tour including feeding the fish (participants must be wearing fully enclosed shoes)
  • 10% discount on gift shop purchases for guests  
  • Special gift for the birthday child
  • Professional photo pack
  • Sound system



This package is for children aged between 3 - 15 years old. A minimum of 10 children is required which includes 3 adults (16 years old and above) free of charge. For each three additional paid child, you receive one free adult. Bookings are essential.

Annual members receive a 20% discount off the total cost of the party. Please ensure this is mentioned at time of booking. Please note annual passes are not applicable for either adult or child birthday party admission.

To participate in the Behind-the-Scenes tour all guest must be wearing fully enclosed shoes.

Unless requested at the time of booking and for an additional charge, birthday parties are self-catering and do not include food. The party room has a kitchenette available for use, which includes a fridge, kettle and microwave.

Party session times: 10 AM, 12.30PM OR 3 PM Saturdays and Sundays (outside school holidays)

If you require any additional information please email learn@kellytarltons.co.nz


Terms & Conditions

  • Birthday party bookings are online only. In order for your party to take place, final numbers must be received 3 days before the party at the latest. Additional guests to original booking must be paid onsite on the day of the party.  
  • Regrettably, there will be no refunds for "no-shows" on the day.
  • The Annual 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.
  • Regrettably, Annual Memberships or Complimentary Passes are not valid for birthday party attendance. 
  • For participation in the Behind-the-Scenes tour, all guests must be wearing fully enclosed shoes.
  • For more information about birthday parties at 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.

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  • Access on all days and all times, including public holidays
  • Discounts on experiences, food, beverages and much more!

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