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Birthday Parties

Treat your child to an unforgettable experience with gallery time, hands-on activities and skilled educators to lead them on a voyage of natural discovery.

Animated Party


Palaeo Pals (ages 4–8)

  • Explore the fossil gallery and discover why there are no dinosaurs today
  • Touch a 70-million-year-old fossil
  • Take home a unique, hand-made fossil cast.

SCUBA Stars (ages 4–8)

  • Visit the Water Gallery and learn about the giant of the sea: the enormous blue whale
  • Meet a live sea star
  • Make a fun water-themed craft.

Bugtastic Fun (ages 4–8)

  • Suit up and take a bug safari in Nature Live
  • Get up-close-and-personal with a live insect
  • Take home a trophy from your safari adventure.

NEW!!  Arctic Adventures (ages 8–12)

  • Take a trip to Canada’s North in our Canada Goose Arctic Gallery
  • Explore birthday traditions in the circumpolar region and the importance of animals in traditional Northern food
  • Make a cool Arctic-themed craft.


  • Over one hour of games and activities with a skilled educator
  • Themes:
    • Palaeo Pals (dinosaurs)
    • SCUBA Stars (oceans)
    • Bugtastic Fun (insects)
    • Arctic Adventures (the North)
  • Access to our permanent galleries
  • 50 minutes in a party room
  • Cake or cupcakes, and juice
  • Craft supplies
  • Maximum 20 people, including a maximum of 15 children (please enquire about the possibility of accommodating larger groups)
  • Minimum one adult
  • Saturdays and Sundays:
    • 10 am
    • pm.


  • $280 for up to 12 people
  • $12 for each additional person
  • 10% discount for members and volunteers
  • Tax is not included.

À la carte Offerings

  • Special-exhibition visit (when available)
  • 3D movie
  • Combo: 3D movie + special-exhibition visit
  • Lunch.

Group rates.

Do-It-Yourself Party

  • unguided visit of the permanent galleries
  • reserved lunch area for one hour
  • Saturdays and Sundays.


  • $120 for up to 15 people
  • $8 for each additional person
  • Tax is not included.

À la carte Offerings

  • Special-exhibition visit
  • 3D movie
  • Combo: 3D movie + special-exhibition visit.

Activity fees.

Registration and Information