COVID-19 response: The Discovery Centre and Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery have reopened to the public with enhanced safety measures in place.

Birthday Parties

Make your next birthday bash FIN-tastic!

Party Packages Details

Young girl creates a craft using a bingo dauber on kraft paper.

Birthday party packages start at $190 plus taxes and are available for groups of up to 30 guests (including the birthday family).

What’s included in party packages:

  • Discovery Centre admission for a maximum of 30 guests
  • Private party room (2 hours)
  • Hands-on, staff-led activities
  • Gift for the birthday child

Optional add-ons:

Not included in party packages:

  • Decorations
  • Utensils and dining wear
  • Food and beverages
  • Access to kitchen appliances
Party Package Options

Small Fry (ages 2-4) $190

Make a splash as you celebrate your birthday with thousands of trout! You and your guests will head into the Fish Hatchery to give the trout a tasty birthday snack.

Fish Frenzy (ages 5-7) $225

Channel your inner fish as your party takes part in a frenzy of activities! Feed fishy friends in the Fish Hatchery, see which of your guests will survive from egg to adult in a lifecycle game, and create a colourful fish hat craft to take home.

Catch of the Day (ages 8+) $225

Make this party one for the record books. Feed thousands of trout in the Fish Hatchery before building your party’s very own fishin’ hole inside our Discovery Centre. Finish off with a search through the exhibits for your ‘fishing gear’ followed by a magnetic fishing game to test your fish identification skills.

Over the Gill (ages 8+) $200

Celebrate your birthday on a private tour of the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery. Follow the journey millions of Alberta’s trout take each year, from egg to adult, before ending with a splash as you feed thousands of trout at once!

Go Fish (ages 8+) (seasonal) $250

Team up with your party guests in a casting competition, then reel in the fun as you cast a line in the Kids Can Catch Trout Pond! All required fishing equipment provided.

Bug Out (ages 5+) (seasonal) $225

Have buckets of fun with your guests as you investigate the critters who live among the cattails in the marshes of our Interpretive Wetlands. Caution: this party encourages digging through the mud! Rubber boots recommended.

Book a Party Package!

Birthday party bookings are available on Saturdays (year-round) and Sundays (seasonally; call for details).

All party packages are based around 2-hour timeslots, with morning (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM) or afternoon (1:30 PM to 3:30 PM) programs available. Bow Habitat Station reserves the right to change or cancel certain party activities where extraordinary circumstances warrant, due to weather or other unforeseen business interruption at Bow Habitat Station or the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery.

Payment in full is required within 48 hours of booking to secure your party. Cancellations are subject to a $50 per party non-refundable administration fee when cancelled at least 10 business days before your party date. No refunds or credits are offered for changes or cancellations made within 10 business days of your party.

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Updated: Dec 16, 2019