We know that parents don’t want to have the hassle of cleaning up their home after a bunch of kids, nor do they want to worry about the catering and décor. 

The Two Oceans Aquarium, in conjunction with I&J, now provides a complete party package that includes a child-friendly guided tour of the Aquarium, a party bucket with treats, and an activity of your choice such as a puppet show, a penguin feed or arts and crafts.

This party is both entertaining and educational, does not depend on the weather and is hassle free.

Take a look at our birthday-party image gallery or view party feedback from moms and dads.

General information

Parties are available from Mondays to Sundays (excluding 15 December to 10 January).

There are three time slots to choose from.

Parties last for two hours in total. 

A minimum of 10 kids per party is required; a maximum of 25 kids per party is allowed.

Adults accompanying party children, paid for by the mom/dad, come in at a special rate of R63 per person.

Parents buying their own tickets on the day will pay the normal entrance rate of R125 per person. We only accept a maximum of one adult per child attending the party.

Schedule: 10h00: Puppet show; 11h00: Watch the penguin feed OR arts ‘n craft; 14h00: Watch the penguin feed OR arts ‘n craft

For more information, call +27 (0)21 418 3823 or email




Standard package

R189 per child – Fridays to Sundays (weekends)

R146 per child – Mondays to Thursdays (excluding public holidays and school holidays)

This package includes:

  • Marine Heroes décor.

  • Unlimited invitations for all the kids (email or print versions).

  • Entrance into the Aquarium with a supervised, child-friendly guided tour.

  • Entrance for two accompanying adults.

  • Meal with beverage (soda/fruit juice) at the Shoreline Café.

  • A party box per child containing a selection of sweets and party goodies.

  • Inclusive Aquarium activity (dependent on time slot)

Premium package

R325 per child – Fridays to Sundays (weekends)

R270 per child – Mondays to Thursdays (excluding public holidays and school holidays)

This package includes the standard package, plus:

  • A choice of themed décor including Sponge Bob, mermaid, pirates, penguins and under the sea

  • A themed 3-D birthday cake and themed cupcakes.

  • Frog sticker book for each child.

  • Meal and beverage as above plus ice cream.

  • A special Aquarium gift for the birthday child.

Exclusive package (private venue) 

More suitable for younger children who need to crawl or sit on the ground.

R415 per child – Fridays to Sundays (weekends)

R325 per child – Mondays to Thursdays (excluding public holidays and school holidays)

This package includes the standard package, plus:

  • Exclusive use of the Think Tank Auditorium or Tranquility as your party venue for two hours, post-Aquarium tour.
  • To accommodate younger catering needs the meal can be changed to include options such as macaroni and cheese and yoghurt and fruit salad.

  • The party box contents can also be adapted to include snacks, like teething biscuits, Flings and so on, that are more appropriate for toddlers and babies.

Extras that we can organise on your behalf include:

  • Themed birthday cakes and cupcakes (you may supply your own)

  • Catering for the adults joining the party (external catering is not allowed)

  • An appearance by our mascot characters Samantha the Penguin, Silver the Shark or Terminator the Seal for photos.

  • A birthday poster displayed by one of our divers in the I&J Predator Exhibit.

  • Add a frog activity & sticker book to the party boxes.

  • Penguin Encounters for children over 8 (For the birthday child and one accompanying adult 11h00 timeslot only).

Members perks

Solemate members receive 10% discount on party packages!

Adult catering can be arranged. Terms and conditions apply.

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Enquire about a birthday party

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  • For more information about party themes see above.