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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.

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Animated Party


Palaeo Pals (ages 4–8)

  • Explore our 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 our 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.

Description: Animated Party

  • 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
  • You may bring your own cake
  • 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
  • Frequently asked questions.


  • $240 for up to 12 people
  • $12 for each additional person
  • 10% discount for members and volunteers
  • Tax is not included.

À la carte Offerings

Do-It-Yourself Party


  • Unguided visit of our permanent galleries
  • Reserved lunch area for one hour (latest start time: 1 pm)
  • You may bring your own cake
  • Saturdays and Sundays: you may arrive any time from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Frequently asked questions.


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

À la carte Offerings

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