Host an Event

Looking to host an unforgettable event?

Whether you are looking for a change of scenery for your board meeting or a unique location to host a wedding, the Aquarium offers an atmosphere unlike anywhere else around!

Choose an option that suits your individual needs:

Event Room Rental:

Enjoy the use of our spacious Event Room! Event Room rentals include access to view the Aquarium’s many galleries and a reserved viewing area for 25 guests, at one of our Sea Lion Shows.

Rentals are available in 2 hour increments

Capacity: 80 seated, 100 standing

Add-On-Activities:

  • Chevron down Group Penguin Encounter (max. 30 participants)
  • Get nose-to-beak with one of our Humboldt penguins! Observe our penguins up close and learn all about these incredible animals!

    To ensure the welfare and safety of our penguins, no touching will be permitted.

  • Chevron down Group Touch Tank Experience (max. 160 participants)
  • Provide your guests with a unique experience as they are given the opportunity to meet many of our invertebrates who call the Aquarium their home! Our Touch Tank Experience includes hands-on interactions with ocean-critters including sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs, and horseshoe crabs.

  • Chevron down Ambassador Animal Encounter
  • Interact with the Aquarium’s freshwater turtles while learning all about them! Participants will have the opportunity to touch a turtle and ask their caretakers questions!


Whole-Facility Rental:

Host your event amongst the Aquarium’s many galleries, surrounded by hundreds of species of marine life! A Whole-Facility rental includes access to all public viewing areas and the use of our spacious Event Room and deck space.

Available:

  • After 12 p.m. daily (includes group sea lion show)
  • After normal operating hours

Add-On Activities

  • Chevron down Group Penguin Encounter (max. 30 participants)
  • Get nose-to-beak with one of our Humboldt penguins! Observe our penguins up close and learn all about these incredible animals!

    To ensure the welfare and safety of our penguins, no touching will be permitted.

  • Chevron down Group Touch Tank Experience (max. 160 participants)
  • Provide your guests with a unique experience as they are given the opportunity to meet many of our invertebrates who call the Aquarium their home! Our Touch Tank Experience includes hands-on interactions with ocean-critters including sea stars, sea urchins, hermit crabs, and horseshoe crabs.

  • Chevron down Ambassador Animal Encounter
  • Interact with the Aquarium’s freshwater turtles while learning all about them! Participants will have the opportunity to touch a turtle and ask their caretakers questions!

  • Chevron down Group Sea Lion Show (after hours only)
  • Watch as our sea lions glide through the water and demonstrate the incredible bond they share with their trainers. Viewing of our sea lion show takes place both on our first and second levels.


For more information and to book a space, please call Sabrina Mistriner at (716) 285-3575 ext. 207, or email her at [email protected]