Public Activities

Enhance your adventure to Bow Habitat Station! A selection of activities available to all ages and abilities are offered throughout the year. Check back regularly as programs change with the seasons.

Bow Habitat Station reserves the right to change or cancel certain program activities where extraordinary circumstances warrant, due to weather or other unforeseen business interruption.

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Three young boys match animal track castings with the correct animal footprints.

Learn about Alberta’s wildlife and nature with your family through hands-on Investigation Stations throughout our Discovery Centre. A new theme is explored each month, including stations hosted by experts from other local wildlife organizations!

Dates: First Friday of each month (September-June)
  • Wild Cats and Dogs – September 6
  • Creatures of the Night – October 4
  • Happy Hibernators – November 1
  • Horns and Hooves – December 6
  • Urban Wildlife – January 3
  • Rodents – February 7
  • Feathered Friends – March 6
  • Bugs – April 3
  • Reptiles and Amphibians – May 1
  • Wetlands – June 5
Times: nvestigation Station activities are open from 10 am –3 pm.
Fee: Investigation Station activities included with admission to the Discovery Centre

Bring a group (up to 30 people) for $99 + taxes. Cost includes Discovery Centre admission, access to Investigation Stations and a classroom rental from 10 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm. Space is limited.

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Drop-in Public Marsh Dipping

A family of a woman and two children, led by a Bow Habitat Station volunteer dig through mud in a net to find critters from the marsh

Investigate what lies beyond the cattails of the marshes! Armed with nets and buckets, prepare to get a bit muddy as we search for and identify the critters who make their home in our wetlands.

This programmer-led activity is a great opportunity to dive deeper and learn about the often-missed critters who make their home in our wetlands.

All equipment provided. Rubber boots recommended.

Dates: Tuesday to Friday throughout July and August
Times: 11 am (approximately 45 minutes)
  • $4 per person
  • Children 3 and under free with an adult
  • Family rate of $15 for 2 adults and up to 4 youth (4 to 17 years)

Please note that there is no pre-registration for this program. Maximum of 25 guests. First-come first-served.

Have a large group? Make a group booking! More details:

Discovery Nights: Reduced Admission

Large three-dimensional dinosaur breaking through a mural display in the Discovery Centre.

Looking for a late-night learning opportunity? Join us on the third Thursday of each month for reduced admission.

Dates: Third Thursday of every month
Times: 5 to 8 pm
  • Reduced $5 per person admission after 5 pm
  • Children 3 and under free with an adult


The Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery is temporarily closed to the public while undergoing major renovations to update its water treatment systems and modernize its equipment. During this time, there will be no tours or fish feedings. All other programs and operations will continue throughout 2018.

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Updated: Aug 23, 2019