HONOLULU, HI (April 29, 2013 ) â€“ â€œSeal-a-brateâ€ your sonâ€™s or daughterâ€™s next birthday amongst the marine animals at the Waikiki Aquarium! The Aquarium recently launched its first-ever birthday party packages for keiki ages 3 to 11, combining an open-air setting with entertaining and educational activities. Offered on Saturdays and Sundays, the packages include:
- Admission to the Aquarium
- Keepsake name badges and lanyards for guests
- Personalized birthday sign on the Monk Seal deck
- Audio wand for each guest
- A thematically, digitally enhanced, framed 4â€ by 6â€ group photo
- A special activity on the lawn for the kids
- One reserved parking stall in the Aquarium parking lot
All of the above, plus:
- A small goodie bag for each child 3-11 years of age
- Lunch by Taste of the Wild Catering
- Half Sheet of Cake with Marine Animal Image and Ice Cream Cups
- Punch and water
The parties take place on the gated lawn fronting the Aquarium. Guests enjoy access to all Aquarium galleriesÂ including the Edge of the Reef exhibit, a 7,500-gallon outdoor facility that recreates a living Hawaiian shoreline,Â and the Hawaiian Monk Seal habitat, where kids can learn about one of the worldâ€™s most endangered species.
Party packages are offered from 9:30a to 12 noon or 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only, pending availability. The Seahorse Party is priced at $300 for the first 20 guests. The Seadragon Party is priced at $500 for the first 20 guests. Additional per person fees are offered up to the maximum capacity of 30 people. The party host must be a Waikiki Aquarium member.
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the Aquariumâ€™s Events & Membership DepartmentÂ at email@example.com, call (808) 440-9015 or visit www.waquarium.org.
ABOUT THE WAIKIKI AQUARIUM
Founded in 1904 and administered by the University of Hawaii at Manoa since 1919, the Waikiki Aquarium is located on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach next to a living reef and across from Kapiolani Park. The Aquarium â€“ third oldest in the U.S. â€“ showcases more than 500 marine species, and maintains more than 3,500 marine specimens. Public exhibits, education programs and research focus on the unique aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. The Aquarium welcomes more than 320,000 visitors annually, and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Honolulu Marathon Sunday and Christmas Day. Admission is $9 for visitors; $6 for local residents, active duty military with ID, students with ID and seniors; $4 for youths ages 13-17 and persons with disabilities; $2 for juniors ages 5 to 12; and free for children 4 and under and Friends of Waikiki Aquarium (FOWA) members.