Birthday Parties

Make a Splash at your Birthday Bash

Bow Habitat Station’s birthday packages are sure to be one for the record books!

Booking dates, times and availability

Bookings available to book year-round, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Party packages are booked in one of two timeslots:

  • Morning (9:30 AM set-up; 12:15 PM room vacated)
  • Afternoon (1:00 PM set-up; 3:45 PM room vacated)

It is recommended to book three months in advance for special birthday celebrations as spots fill up quickly!

What's included in party packages

  • Discovery Centre admission for up to 30 guests
  • Private party room
  • Staff-led activities
  • Gift for the birthday child
  • Fish scale tablecloths

Party packages and pricing

Recommended ages: All ages
Time: 15-minute staff-led indoor activity – recommended for groups celebrating birthdays with a younger guest list of infants and toddlers ages 1-4, and for those wishing for more time to lead their own activities and/or explore the Discovery Centre and Aquariums
Price: $200

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.

Activities include:

  • Feed thousands of fish in the Fish Hatchery

Recommended ages: 5-8
Time: 45-minute staff-led indoor activities
Price: $230

Channel your inner fish as your party gets caught up in a frenzy of activities! See which of your guests will survive from egg to adult in a lifecycle game in the Discovery Centre, then head inside the Fish Hatchery to feed thousands of trout a tasty snack.

Activities:

  • Engage in a hands-on, interactive activity to build a fish habitat
  • Discover the life cycle of the trout with puppets, props and toys
  • Feed thousands of fish in the Fish Hatchery

Recommended ages: 6-10
Time: 45-minute staff-led indoor activities
Price: $230

Make this party one for the record books! Compete with your party guests as you learn what you need to gear-up with to safely and responsibly fish in Alberta. You and your guests will test the "waters" in a magnetic ice fishing activity before heading inside the Fish Hatchery to feed thousands of trout a tasty snack.

Activities:

  • Engage in hands-on, interactive activity to build a fish habitat
  • Try your hand at magnetic fishing in the classroom
  • Feed thousands of fish in the Fish Hatchery

Recommended ages: 6-12
Time: 45-minute staff-led indoor activities
Price: $230

Have buckets of fun with your guests as you investigate the critters who live among the cattails in the marshes of our Interpretive Wetlands, then learn about these critters' predators.

Activities:

  • Discover the wonderful world of wetlands
  • Capture and examine different types of insects that live in the water

In case of inclement weather, program activities will be moved indoors.

Book today

To book your group:

Inquire about dates and availability via email. Be sure to include:

  • Full name
  • Daytime contact phone number
  • First name of the birthday child
  • Age of birthday being celebrated
  • Requested party package name
  • Requested date(s) and time (morning or afternoon) of interest

Program policies

Supervision & Program Capacity Policy

Party packages can accommodate a maximum of 30 guests, including the birthday family, toddlers/infants and adults. Additional guests are not permitted. Bow Habitat Station reserves the right to cancel or change elements of program packages should guest numbers exceed the limit on the day of your visit.

A minimum of one adult for every six kids is required. At a maximum, this equates to up to 24 kids and 6 adults.

Payment Policy

Payment is required within 14 calendar days of booking your program to secure the date.

Programs booked within 30 calendar days of the scheduled program require payment within three business days to secure the booking.

Cancellation Policy

Bow Habitat Station reserves the right to cancel bookings or change program activities due to unexpected business interruptions, guest numbers that exceed established program capacity limits, and/or severe weather warnings issued by Environment Canada. Where possible, alternate activities may be substituted and/or activities rescheduled to a later date. Should less than 50% of a program be completed, a refund of 50% of the program fee will be provided. Should more than 50% of a program be completed, no refunds will be provided.

Cancellations received 30 calendars in advance are eligible for a refund less a $50 cancellation fee.

Cancellations received 14-29 days in advance are eligible for a refund less a $100 cancellation fee.

No refunds are available for cancellations made within 14 calendar days of their program date.


Updated: Apr 11, 2024