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Birthday T&C's

Terms and Conditions

Pre-payment is required to secure your booking.

Bookings are not confirmed until the National Aquarium have confirmed the date and time in writing. Please make sure we have confirmed your day and date choice before sending out your invitations.

Cancellations within 14 working days will result in the loss of your deposit.

We are unable to provide kitchen facilities. Alcohol is not permitted to be served. Catering is provided for attending children only, food for adults can be supplied and paid for separately.

We cannot absolutely guarantee the absence of gluten or allergens within our catering.

The primary contact will follow all instructions given by National Aquarium staff during the event.

Confirmation of final numbers must be provided 48 hours prior to the start of the party. You will be charged for all attendees listed.

For safety and animal welfare reasons we do not allow Piñatas or Balloons. Birthday cake and candles only are permitted. National Aquarium staff will supervise the lighting of candles.

The National Aquarium is a public building. All visitors deserve respect and the opportunity to enjoy the exhibits in a fun and peaceful environment. If your group disrupts the enjoyment of other guests you may be asked to leave.

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times upon entering the National Aquarium.

The signing of this agreement by the primary contact indemnifies the National Aquarium against all actions, suits, claims, damages, costs or expenses relating to any accident or injury to property or persons which may be brought or awarded against the National Aquarium as a consequence of the groups wilful default or negligence during the occupation of the venue by the group.

In no circumstances is the National Aquarium liable for indirect or consequential loss.

Completion of this form indicates that you have read, and accepted the terms and conditions above.

We can't wait to show you our world.

Opening Hours

Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm
(including public holidays)
last entry 4:30pm


Marine Parade, Napier

+64 6 834 1404

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