Mote Birthday Party Request Form
Please read the all of the information below before filling out the form, as it is critical to the planning of your party. We recommend at least 6 weeks advanced notice to plan your party.


Mote Birthday Parties include two hours at our party venue and are led by Mote educators. You and your guests receive admission to the Aquarium following your party. All parties include hands-on activities and games based on your theme selection, in addition to time for guests to enjoy food, cake, and presents if desired. Mote does not provide any food or cake options, however families are welcome to bring and serve them at the party.

THEMES:
There are three party themes to select from below: Totally Turtles, Snazzy Sharks, and Marine Mammal Mania! Each party includes games, activities, and crafts based on marine life biology and Mote research. Please note that our parties emphasize fun while practicing science and conservation.

AGES:
Birthday parties are designed for children ages 4-13 years old. The content and activities are not appropriate for children younger than 4.

PARTY SIZE:
Small parties are for up to 15 children and up to 15 adult guests, large parties are for up to 25 children and up to 25 adult guests. For example, if you plan on having 15 children and 22 adults in attendance, you would choose the large party size as it exceeds our 15/15 limit. Our minimum participation is 10 children and five adults, and our maximum participation can not exceed 50 total attendees (25 children and 25 adults).

SMALL PARTY
For 10-15 children, with a maximum of 30 total guests (guests include children and adults/parents in attendance)
$240 for Members, $270 for Non-Members
$50 Deposit Required

LARGE PARTY
For 16-25 children, with a maximum of 50 total guests (guests include children and adults/parents in attendance)
$350 for Members, $400 for Non-Members
$75 Deposit Required

If it is possible you will have over 15 children and 15 adults in attendance, please plan for a larger party so we can prepare our staff for your needs. Our staff requirements are increased once we have more than 15 children in attendance. If you request a smaller party but then change your mind after we've already scheduled your event, we may not be able to increase the party size. Should you request a larger party and then due to RSVPs need only a smaller party, you may give us notice of this change at least 2 weeks prior to your party and you will not be charged for the larger party.

PAYMENT:
Deposits are due within 7 days of receiving your birthday party confirmation email. You will receive the number to call for payment in your email. Deposits are non-refundable. Your balance will be due 2 weeks prior to your party. We will charge the same card you make your deposit on unless you have made arrangements to pay via a different card or by check. You will receive an email receipt for both transactions.

Please read your confirmation email completely. It will contain important birthday party information, as well as the due date for your deposit and remaining balance. An unpaid balance will result in cancellation of your party.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
If you provide notice of cancellation 15 days or more before the date of your scheduled birthday party, we will credit your deposit. Your final balance is due 2 weeks prior to your party, and there are no refunds made after that time unless Mote cancels your event. If your final balance is not received by its due date, we reserve the right to cancel your party and retain your deposit.

IMPORTANT INFO:
We will email you within 7 business days to either confirm your party or to ask for additional dates if the ones requested are unavailable.


Please email educate@mote.org with any questions.

Name of the Birthday Child? *
Your answer
Age of Birthday Child? *
Please note: Mote birthday parties are designed for children ages 4-13 years old. Due to the activities planned and materials used, we cannot offer parties to children younger than 4.
Birthday Party Theme: *
First Date Choice: *
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Party Time: *
Second Date Choice (if applicable):
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Party Time (2nd date):
Total number of children coming to your party? *
(The minimum number of children is 10 and the maximum number is 25.)
Your answer
Age range of child attendees? *
Check all that apply.
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Total number of adult guests? *
Your answer
Total number of children (including infants) under the age of 4 attending? *
Since children under the age of 4 are unable to participate in the activities (they are geared for ages 4-13), they are not charged however we do need to include these guests in our final count for capacity. They will receive a ticket for the Aquarium following the party.
Your answer
Will you be bringing your own cake to the party? *
We do offer space in a refrigerator to store your cake if needed. We also provide environmentally-friendly cups, plates, and napkins. You are welcome to bring character-themed or other dinnerware if you would like.
Will you be bringing food to the party? *
Families are welcome to provide snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for their guests to enjoy during their party. Trash and recycling will be available at party location.
Are there any special dietary needs, allergies, or other things we should be made aware of? *
Your answer
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