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Indoor Spaces

Event Spaces Inside the Aquarium

Oceans Ballroom
Islands Room
Oceans & Islands Ballroom
The Aquarium

Oceans Ballroom

The Oceans Ballroom takes guests under the sea, bringing them face to face with some of our oceans’ most interesting animals. Featuring a large window to our 300,000-gallon shark habitat, this ballroom provides an undeniably picturesque setting that will leave your guests amazed. With its versatile space, Oceans Ballroom can accommodate a variety of events while delivering a unique and memorable atmosphere. Ballroom rental includes access to our Aquarium galleries until 9:00 p.m.

Square Footage: 4,200
Guest Capacity: up to 200
Available 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Islands Ballroom

Islands Ballroom is an ideal space for more intimate gatherings or focused business meetings. Flanked by a wall with multiple windows and a door leading out to the patio, guests will have plenty of southern light during the day and a bright and colorful EECO light show at night. EECO is a recycled concert stage that spent its time before coming to the Aquarium touring around the world with U2 and now stands as a landmark for exploration, discovery, and learning. For an additional charge, the patio space can be tented to provide outdoor seating. Ballroom rental includes access to our Aquarium galleries until 9:00 p.m.

Square Footage: 1,300
Guest Capacity: up to 60
Available 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Oceans & Islands Ballroom

The Oceans and Islands Ballroom provides 6,000 square feet of combined interior space and access to a 5,000-square-foot patio. Our 300,000-gallon shark habitat provides a mesmerizing living backdrop to your event, complete with sharks, stingrays, and colorful reef fish, to further entertain while your guests sip crafted cocktails and enjoy delectable dishes. Ballroom rental includes access to our Aquarium galleries until 9:00 p.m.

Square Footage: 5,500
Guest Capacity: up to 320
Available 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Aquarium Lobby

After hours, our galleries, exhibits, and lobbies are waiting for you and your guests to bring your curious minds to Explore, Discover, and Learn. If you’re wanting to give your guests a night out and an exclusive experience, the Aquarium can be rented for private use. It can also be added to an event rental where our lobbies and certain galleries become an extension of the ballroom spaces.

Square Footage: 37,000
Guest Capacity: up to 2,000
Available 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

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