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How to Save on a Birthday Party at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

What you get & how to get a Ripley’s birthday discount

Here’s everything you need to know about celebrating a birthday party at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada including how to score a money-saving discount.

A birthday party like no other

Don’t worry about any of your guests getting bored at this event.

A birthday party held at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is 90 minutes of non-stop fun and excitement.

Plus, before or after the party, every kid that attends also gets access to the Aquarium so they can check out the 20,000 marine animals that call this place home!

First, what’s included in a Ripley’s Aquarium birthday party?

The Aquarium’s standard birthday party package is for up to 25 guests between the ages of 4-10. The Aquarium can also host birthday parties for up to 40 guests.

The get together takes place in a vibrant, decorated, private party room and is hosted by a Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada educator.

That’s right, Mom and Dad can just kick back and enjoy!

The educator/host will manage the whole birthday party for you guiding the kids through a take-home craft, a wicked science experiment, a learning session on an Aquarium creature, and an awesome game.

But wait, there’s more.

At the end of the party, every kid will receive a loot bag which contains a key chain, a Ripley’s colouring book and more.

What about food, drinks and cake?

This ain’t no bowling birthday party.

No outside food or drink is permitted at a birthday party at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

You either have to eat before arriving or after having your party.

Or, for an additional fee, you can have the Aquarium provide cheese or pepperoni pizza and/or birthday cake.

When should you book your kid’s birthday party?

Having a birthday party at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a very popular thing to do.

To avoid disappointment, the Aquarium recommends that you submit your request to book your child’s party 8 weeks in advance.

How much does a birthday party at Ripley’s Aquarium cost

The cost for a standard birthday party package at the Aquarium, for up to 25 guests, is $600 + HST.

For a party with up to 40 guests, the cost is $750 + HST.

Want to include pizza? It’s an additional $17.99 + HST for a 12-slice pie

Want to include birthday cake? You’re looking at $5.50 + HST per jar cake (i.e., individual birthday cake that is served in a jar.)

How to get a discount on a Ripley’s Aquarium birthday party: be a tourist

If you purchase a Family Pass membership to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada you’ll save 10% off the cost of a birthday party at Ripley’s Aquarium.

For example, if you were to purchase the standard birthday package which costs $600 + HST, you would earn a discount of $60 off by being a holder of a Family Pass membership.

Of course, having a Family Pass membership only makes sense if you and your family are planning to play local tourist and visit the Aquarium a few more times throughout the year.

How many visits per year make a Family Pass membership worth it?

Well, if you’re a family of 2 adults and 2 kids, in just 2 visits you’ll be saving money on admission with a Family Pass membership to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

Plus, with a Family Pass membership, you can save on other Ripley’s Aquarium offers, activities and programs too, including:

  • 20% discount on Sleepovers at the Aquarium
  • 20% discount on Summer Camps at the Aquarium
  • 20% discount on Stingray Experiences at the Aquarium

Learn all the benefits of a Family Pass membership

Read our informative article, “Is a Family or Annual Pass to Ripley’s Aquarium Canada worth it?”

Enjoy your birthday party at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada!