Birthday Parties


Birthday Parties Include:

  • An age-appropriate, educational, and entertaining themed party with one activity

  • A one hour self-guided aquarium tour for all party guests prior to your time in the learning lab

  • One hour (exclusive time with party host) in the learning lab (party room). This area includes a viewing window of the shark tunnel and a private touch tank. You are the star of the show but the sharks, sea stars and horseshoe crabs are the life of the party (or the SEAlife of the party!)

  • Four pizzas (pepperoni or cheese)

  • Decorative tableware and utensils

Due to COVID-19, our birthday parties are temporarily on hold.


SEAson Passholders: starting at $270 for up to 20 guests

Nonmembers: starting at $300 for up to 20 guests

(includes all attendees including host family, party guests, additional parents, etc)

NEW! Add a special guest to any party theme $150


Mermaid or Mermaid Princess: Invite our mermaid to your party! Our magical sea maidens love to tell stories about their underwater adventures and help honorary mermaids put on glittery mermaid temporary tattoos and scales. 


Scuba Diver: A real diver at your party will make a big splash!! A scuba diver brings his gear and one of his turtle friends into the party room to talk and ask questions about what diving is like, and what keeps the animals happy! After a meet and greet with the turtle, it's time for him to hop in the tank for underwater photos at your private party room Shark Window!

Pirate: Welcome to the crew! Notorious pirate Captain takes over your birthday party to teach his new crew how to make balloon swords and other lessons in pirating. Pirates bring all sorts of nonsense to the party- pirate songs, ocean jokes .


Ice Princess:  Chill out with the Ice Princess at your birthday party for some winter fun, no matter what the season! Celebrate with some favorite songs, stories & of course some dancing .

Island Princess: After young explorers are done sailing the seas of fun, welcome them back to an enchanting island paradise with our polynesian princess who loves to sing lively songs and dance the hula.


Turn the frozen tundra into your ice palace on this enchanted arctic adventure!

Activities (pick one):

  • Arctic Rescue (recommended Ages 1-3) Little hands with creative minds melt ice cubes to rescue the ocean animals trapped inside!

  • Polar Princess Crowns (recommended ages 3-6) Princesses design their own royal icy crowns 

  • Unmeltable Snow (recommended ages 6+) Make a snowball that will last forever with magical white snow slime!

Travel back to encounter the prehistoric paddlefish, a magnificent creature 50 million years older than the dinosaurs! 


Activities (pick one):

  • Archaeological Dig (recommended for ages 3-6): Young paleontologists can dig through the sand to uncover fossils of creatures that existed millions of years ago

  • Make a Fossil (recommended for ages 5+): Creative kiddos can make their own fossils in this roaringly fun party!

Ahoy, Mateys! Climb aboard the Planet Aqua flagship and encounter creatures of the briny deep while navigating the open waters. 

Activities (pick one):

  • Pirate treasure hunt (recommended ages 3-6): Young sea dogs may discover hidden gems and other treasures guided by a treasure map.

  • Pirate necklace (recommended ages 5+): Buccanneers can create their very own pirate necklace in this booty-ful bash!

Glide through the waves to encounter fantastic creatures like the seahorse and sea star! 

Activities (pick one):

  • Mermaid/merman crowns (recommended ages 3-10): With royal jewels and gems, young aquanauts will transform into mermaids and mermen

  • Sand-Sea creatures (recommended ages 5+): Kiddos can create their very own sand-sea creatures that they can keep forever!

  • Seashell necklace (recommended ages 5+): Mermaids and Merman can design a shell necklace in this sea-tacular sea-lebration

It’s always Shark Week here at the Shreveport Aquarium! So get ready to encounter the ocean’s fiercest sharks in this jaw-some jamboree!

Activities (pick one):

  • Scavenger hunt (recommended ages 3-6): Baby sharks will embark on a scavenger hunt adventure to find hidden sharky treasures

  • Shark-tooth necklace (recommended ages 5+): Adventurers can create their very own real shark-tooth necklace

Let’s get messy! Did you know our oceans are FILLED with SLIME!?! Learn about parrot fish's slimy pajamas, eels poisonous gooey coating, and all the other slime-tastic creatures in the sea! Finish this party by making your own slime- are you team shore or team sea?!

Activities (pick one):

  • Sandy Beach Slime (recommended ages 6-13): Follow along with an educator to make slime that looks like a sandy beach shore- complete with seashells! 

  • Ocean Slime ( recommended ages 6-13): Turn the sea into slime! Make ocean blue slime and choose your own ocean creature toy to live in it!

Young scientists can see what happens behind the scenes in a real biologist’s lab, feed some of our amazing ambassadors, and see exactly how all of the magnificent animals at the Shreveport Aquarium are taken care of.


This party is for ages 8+ only. Party participants will begin with a 90 minute aquarium journey - including preparing animal food with aquarists, hand feeding the animals and a behind the scenes look at how the aquariums runs. Then 30 minutes in the party room for meal, cake time and present opening.


Pricing for Behind the Scenes Party:

SEAson Passholders: $315 for up to 20 guests

Nonmembers: $350 for up to 20 guests

(this includes all attendees including host family, party guests, additional parents, etc)




Available Party times

Saturdays: 9 am, 10:30 am, 12 pm, 1:30 pm, 3 pm

Sundays: 12 pm, 1:30 pm, 3 pm

Party Room Capacity

Up to twenty (20) additional guests may join a party (for an additional $15 per person) for a maximum total of 40 guests total (this includes all attendees – host family, party guests, additional parents, etc). Children under 2 are admitted free.  



Servingware (plates, cups, utensils, napkins) are provided by Shreveport Aquarium. You are welcome to bring themed centerpieces, paperware, and goody bags for your party.  For the safety of our animals, balloons, glitter, confetti, banners, streamers, noisemakers, are not permitted.


To book your celebration, a nonrefundable deposit of $100 is required. Once your book your date and pay the deposit a party host will contact you to assist in making your selections on party theme, menu and activity. Final payment must be made in our retail shop on the day of party upon arrival. 


Not ready to book yet and have some questions? 


We look forward to making your child’s birthday unforgettable! And grown-ups, we promise you will find yourself being entertained and educated, too!

Shreveport Aquarium


601 Clyde Fant Parkway

Shreveport, Louisiana 71101