Happy Hibernators

Discover the many ways Alberta animals brave the cold

Date: Friday, November 10, 2023 | Time: 10 AM to 3 PM

Bundle up and head on down to Bow Habitat Station on November 10, 2023 to learn all about how wild animals handle the cold winter months in Alberta.

Don’t sleep on this opportunity to bust myths surrounding those who hibernate and those who do not, interact with biofacts from bears, bats and more, and learn cool facts through trivia and games at Happy Hibernators!

Get cozy this November with our special partners from the City of Calgary, the Alberta Community Bat Program, Friends of Fish Creek, AIWC, Calgary Wildlife and the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.

Featured Activities

  • As the temperatures drop and the light fades to the long, dark nights of winter, keep your wits sharp with Bow Habitat Station’s Great Canadian Winter Quiz Show! Challenge yourself to answer questions about surviving winter in the Great White North and win fabulous prizes! Brush up on your winter adaptations knowledge and come prepared to pit your wits against winter wiles!
  • Dive into the winter waters of Alberta’s lakes, ponds and streams as you discover survival strategies of fishes like the northern pike and walleye.
  • Get up close and personal with biofacts of animals that hibernate in the winter and discover their unique adaptations.
  • Follow in the footsteps of common Albertan winter residents and guess who’s who.
  • Bats, squirrels, ground squirrels, marmots, and bears. Run your hands along biofacts of these animals. Can you identify the hibernators?
  • Who goes where? Match up animals with places to hibernate.

Event Admission Prices

Child (3 and Under) FREE
Youth (4-17) $6.00
Student/Senior (65+) $8.00
Adult (18-64) $10.00
Family (2 Adults and 4 Kids) $30.00

Admission into Discovery Centre and Aquariums is included in the price of admission for this special event.

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Updated: Oct 13, 2023