Effective March 13, Bow Habitat Station is temporarily closed to support the efforts to minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19. The Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery will continue with operations. Public tours are suspended.

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.

Fish Hatchery Adventures

Access to the Fish Hatchery is through guided programs only. Adventures depart promptly at their set start time – late admittance is not permitted. As a working environment, participants must:

  • Wash their hands prior to entering;
  • Wear clean (no mud) closed-toe shoes; and
  • Walk across a disinfectant mat.

Persons with severe fish allergies should not enter the Fish Hatchery.

More times may be added if availability allows. Check our Facebook page for details.

Fish Hatchery Tours + Feedings (30-mins)

A group of kids look at a tray of rainbow trout.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to raise over a million trout each year - from egg to fry - on a guided tour. All tours include a fish feeding – feed thousands of trout at once!

Tue-Sat: 2:00 pm
Fee: $4 / person (children 3 & under free)

Fish Feedings (15-mins)

Young boy leaning over fish pool gives thumbs up to adult rainbow trout in large pond.

Short on time or attention? Get a hands-on experience of what it's like to feed thousands of trout - all at once - on a guided trip into the Fish Hatchery!

Tue-Sat: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Fee: $2.50 / person (children 3 & under free)

Other Activities

Snowshoe Rentals

Family walks together through the snow on snowshoes.

Explore through the trails of our Interpretive Wetlands this winter on snowshoes! Investigate the tracks of our urban wildlife as you make your own.

Dates: Late Nov - early Mar (pending snowfall)
Fee: $6 per pair
Who: Starting at children's shoe size 4

Explore Pearce Estate Park’s Interpretive Wetlands:

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

Looking for even more fun? Check out these program opportunities:

Updated: Jan 27, 2020