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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

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 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 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!

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Book a Kids Birthday 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

What's included?

Here's what the coolest kids party venue in Auckland has to offer...

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
  • Sound system use

Saturdays & Sundays
10:00 AM, 12:30PM OR 3:00 PM

A minimum of 10 children is required for this birthday package and bookings are essential.

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Party Planning Details

This package is for children aged between 3 - 14 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.

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.


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  • Birthday party payment is by pre-payment only. In order for your party to take place, final payment and numbers must be received 3 days before the party at the latest.  
  • There will be no refunds for no-shows 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 booker - we are unable to take multiple payments. 
  • 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 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.

Kelly Tarlton's Annual Passholder and Merlin Annual Passholders are entitled to a 20% discount on Kids Birthday Parties! To book with your current Annual Pass number, click the button below.

Please note annual passes are not applicable for either adult or child birthday party admission.


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