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OPEN ON FAMILY DAY MONDAY FEBRUARY 17th! - Bring 3 generations and receive 25% off at admissions! Restrictions apply.

An Unforgettable Party!

Welcome your friends and family to the Aquatarium for birthday parties miles away from the ordinary!

Hosting a party in the Aquatarium will create memories to last a lifetime.  Take your celebration to the next level with hands-on experiences in our touch tanks and voyages through our under-tank tunnels. Get a “fish’s eye view” from our observation bubbles to see what life is like underwater.


No matter what you have in mind, we can craft an extraordinary 1000 Islands experience unlike any other. Contact our Guests Service Team with any questions not answered here, or to book your party today! Email Events

All the Details

Click: AQ Birthday Parties to download a copy of our information sheet to print out.

OPTION ONE:  Base price for 10 guests INCLUDING ADULTS AND CHILDREN PLUS the Guest of Honor is free: $155
Included in your party is:

Admission for all guests to the Aquatarium including all exhibits.

Aquatarium branded birthday invitation cards emailed for you to print

We do have a small fridge and freezer in the party room if needed.
Additional guests are $12.99 each.

OPTION TWO:  Friends Member OR Smaller Birthday Party
You can rent the party room for one hour and only pay for guests that are not members.
Room rental:  $50.00
Children:       $9.99
Adults:         $12.99 (Discounted rate)

You are welcome to bring your own cake, however, any food or beverage requirements must be booked through our exclusive caterer . To contact please email at [email protected]

Additional birthday party options can include (at additional charges and must be booked ahead of time):

Team member assistance: $60
An Aquatarium team member will stay with your group for your entire visit to help ease the stress on parents

Movie theatre: $90
You provide the DVD/Blu-ray and we provide the theatre for your group after we close for the day.  

Back of scenes tour:     $50 (Up to 12 people)  
A member of our aquarist team will take you above the tanks and behind the scenes while explaining what it takes to keep the Aquatarium and its inhabitants running on a daily basis.

All prices are plus HST.

Base price does NOT include any cutlery, plates, cups or other basic serving needs for food distribution.  If requested ahead of time, additional charges may apply.

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All prices include taxes * Camp hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm * Extended hours: 8:00am- 9am and 4:00 to 5:00pm - $30/week * FRIENDS Members: Discounted rates as indicated Cancellation Policy: A $40 non-refundable administration fee per child applies if you wish to cancel registration. If written cancellation is received a minimum of 15 days prior to the program start date, a refund (less the non-refundable $40 admin fee per child) will be provided. No refunds will be provided for cancellations 14 days or fewer prior to the program start date. Campers should be minimum of 6 years old as of January 1st, 2019 (5-year olds with kindergarten experience accepted subject to approval)
Friends Member pricing: with active Friends Membership: $175/5-day weeks, $170/4-day week $75 for July 4 &5th.

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Emergency Contact Information – Alternate Pickup/Release


Child's Information

Parent/Guardian - Contact Information

Emergency Contact Information – Alternate Pickup/Release

We have several ways to volunteer at the Aquatarium, each with their own additional benefits and opportunities. We invite you to visit our VOLUNTEER page on the website to learn how you can join our team and become a part of our Aquatarium family for years to come!

Our otters are rescued North American river otters and are not domesticated. As such, they have a different temperament than those you may see on line where people are interacting with otters one on one. Those otters are usually Asian Small Claw otters and are not native to the St. Lawrence river. As there is no safe way to allow people, including our team members, to directly interact with river otters, we are unable to offer close encounters with them.

No. With the exception of our salt water touch tank, all our fish and animals in the Aquatarium are native to the St. Lawrence River area. We have otters, pike, sturgeon, carp, trout and bass just to name a few.

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The experience takes approximately 90 minutes. However, this time will vary from person to person.

We take reservations for weddings, meetings and events. Book your special day with us now, and host your special day at one of the most exciting attractions in the 1000 Islands! Contact our Events Team to discuss all the details at: [email protected]

Yes! As long as you provide your admission receipt at the front desk before leaving ON THE DAY YOU PURCHASED the admissions, all the funds can be applied towards a yearly Friends membership! Remember, if you visit us a total of three times in a year, it will have paid for itself!

Yes, we have a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

We feature many types of fish that are indigenous to the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding 1000 Islands area. River otters, various reptiles, amphibians and many more friendly critters call the Aquatarium their permanent home. Ongoing guest speakers and scientists bring in different and unique species for special Aquatarium visits. We list them on our calendar of events so be sure not to miss them!

We are located at the foot of Broad Street in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, right on the waterfront. We are in the first floors of the Tall Ships Landing building and even offer indoor parking off Flint Street.  Our address is:
6 Broad St.,
Brockville, Ontario
K6V 4T7

Yes! We have a Family Day-Pass. See the admission section for details.

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The Aquatarium is a registered not-for-profit charity who’s mission it is to inspire curiosity through enriching and entertaining experiences. The Aquatarium offers a full range of interactions & activities for kids, teens and adults, as guests are encouraged to experience life in the 1000 Islands region. Guests participate in hands-on interactive exhibits as well as seeing many species of fish and animals, such as otters, native to the St. Lawrence River. We have several replica ships that are found in the St. Lawrence river, as well as amazing experiences such as green screen adventures and a salt water touch tank! We seek to rekindle a passion for learning and engage visitors in the distinctive history, culture and environment of the 1000 Islands.

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