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Today's Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Birthday Party Programs

Our Aquarium educators come to your home or party venue to share animals such as sharks, sea stars, anemones, and other California marine inhabitants with you and your guests.

About a dozen children form a line outside the Aquarium on Wheels box truck while an educator welcomes them in from the top of the stairs.

Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific

Touch an animal like a sticky sea anemone, a spiny sea star, or even discover the rough textured skin of a shark! The Aquarium on Wheels program offers an unforgettable opportunity to celebrate an aquarium themed birthday at a venue of your choice with our mobile tidepool exhibit.

This program includes:

  • 2 hours of tidepool animal touch time and a 30-minute Aquarium Educator led program
  • Opportunity for participants to design their own tidepool animal as a craft souvenir


Education program will require an outside space and tables for participants. Aquarium on Wheels will provide 2 tables. Additional tables provided by host as needed for number of guests.

Program Information
Availability Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost $1800
Capacity 200 maximum participants for animal touch time, supplies for craft and educator-led program for 50 maximum
Length 2.5 hours
Accessibility Aquarium on Wheels vehicle is wheelchair accessible.

*Please note: We require a paved and level surface (no grass, dirt or gravel) to park the mobile aquarium. Distance and seasonal restrictions apply to some geographical regions. Please call for availability.

Field Trips to the Aquarium

Reservations & Info • (562) 590-3100, ext. 0

  • Provide opportunities to touch animals including sharks, sea stars, anemones, and more
  • Engage and excite students
  • Inspire awe in the Pacific Ocean and the animals that live there
  • Connect to classroom curriculum
  • Require advanced reservation