Reef-fishThe entire Aquarium becomes yours for a night!

Your group will never forget the night the Aquarium belonged to them! Our 12,000 square foot facility transforms to your private palace fit for groups of 30 to 350 guests. Bring your favorite caterer/chef along, or allow our event planner to design the perfect event, custom tailored to your group and your taste. Your private aquarium tour guides will ensure your group has full access to every part of the aquarium.

For groups larger than 350 you can put a fully enclosed tent in the front parking lot to add entertainment, dining, or other use space.

Schedule Your Private Event

Party & Event Options

  • Business Meetings & Corporate Parties
  • Christmas & Holiday Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, & Receptions
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Family, High School and Military Reunions
  • Retirement Parties
  • Themed Events
  • Bar Mitzvahs
  • Quinceanera
  • Church Socials
  • Proms


Availability and Pricing

Any day of the week, 6-9pm $7 per person, $700 minimum


Special: 25% off! $525 for first 100 people, $7 per person thereafter.

Extra Hours $250/additional hour

If you would like to hold your event earlier or later (by one hour either side), contact us for availability.

For parties over 150 people, call for special pricing.

Deposit: $525 on all events.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancelled 45 days prior to the event. Thereafter, deposit is forfeited.

Sleep with the Sharks Private Events

Private Sleep with the Sharks ensures the aquarium will be yours alone for the night.

Currently discounted 25%, there is a 11 person (or $525) minimum for private sleepover events. Past 11 people, there is a $19 per person fee. Private groups for over 50 people, please contact us for special pricing and planning.

Using the scheduling application below, you may select your own preferred date and no other guests will be allowed to attend; private groups will have the entire aquarium exclusively for their group for the night.

Groups that do not have the 11 person or $525 minimum can stay on the below nights along with other registered guests, paying the per person price rather than the group price. If you do not have an 11 person group or do not wish to pay the private sleepover minimum fee, you may pay a per person fee of $59.95 for non annual pass holders or $49.95 for annual pass holders and stay with others on one of the Public Sleepover dates listed below. Currently public sleepovers are reduced 25% off the non-member price for all aquarium-goers ($44.95/person).

For more information about the details of a Sleep with the Sharks experience, see our Sleep with the Sharks page.

Schedule Your Private Sleep with the Sharks

(503) 303-4721


Sun–Thurs 10am–7pm
Friday-Sat 10am-8pm

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