Celebrate your child's birthday with a nature adventure at the John Janzen Nature Centre. 

Year-Round Parties

Bug Mania Party (Ages 6-11)

Our friendly Nature Centre bugs are throwing a party and you’re invited! We’ll go exploring to find out who lives nearby, create our own critter to take home and meet some bug eating animals while we’re at it.

Program Information:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental
  • Maximum group size is 26 children (including siblings) plus 4 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)
  • Fee: $249
    Evenings: $360 (facility closed to drop-in visitors)
Nature Play Party (Ages 3-5 & Adults)

Get ready to play! We’ll use our senses to discover what life is like for nature’s smallest creatures. We’ll peek inside a beehive, search for bugs and create a critter of our own to take home. This program includes up to 45 minutes of playtime in our nature-themed indoor playground.

Program Information:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental
  • Maximum group size is 15 children (including siblings) plus 15 adults (a minimum of 4 adults must stay during program). Adults must stay with children during the program.
  • Fee: $249
    Evenings: $360 (facility closed to drop-in visitors)
Fairy and Folklore Party (Ages 4-8)

Let’s jump in and explore the myths of the forest! Try on a pair of magical wings and discover which plants and animals are a fairy’s best friend. We’ll go on nature walk to look for signs of fairies and nature sprites, make a craft to bring home and have a whimsical time playing games.

Program Information:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental
  • Maximum group size is 26 children (including siblings) plus 4 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)
  • Fee: $249
    Evenings: $360 (facility closed to drop-in visitors)
Dinosaur Adventure Party (Ages 4-8)

Welcome to your dino-mite birthday party! We’ll have a roaring good time as we handle real fossils, make a craft with our own claws and solve some gigantic mysteries about our prehistoric pals.

Program Information:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental
  • Maximum group size is 26 children (including siblings) plus 4 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)
  • Fee: $249
    Evenings: $360 (facility closed to drop-in visitors)

Party Booking Information

  • You will have a party room to use for the entire duration of your booking
  • The first portion of your booking is 60 minutes of activities guided by your natural history interpreter (45 minutes for Nature Play Birthday)
  • The second portion of your booking is 30 minutes of free play time in our indoor playground, the Tegler Discovery Zone (45 minutes for Nature Play Birthday)
  • The third portion of your booking is 1 hour of time for you to spend in your party room eating, opening presents, as well as returning to the Tegler Discovery Zone, checking out our Exhibit Room, or exploring the Birch Tree Trail outside (you can move between these areas as you please)
  • The minimum number of adults required for each party must stay with the group at all times to assist with supervision
  • All fees must be reserved and paid in full at the time of booking. No refunds will be accepted once the booking has been placed.
  • Program dates and times cannot be booked or held until payment is received

Book Your Party

Birthday parties are available year round, but space is limited. We recommend parties be booked at least 6 weeks in advance. Book early to avoid disappointment! Payment for the program must be made at the time of booking.

If you have any questions about our birthdays, email: artsattractionsbookings@edmonton.ca.

Cancellation Policy

  • You are required to provide written notice of cancellation of the birthday party via email at artsattractionsbookings@edmonton.ca.
  • Programs cancelled with 30 days notice or more will not be charged the program fee or cancellation fee.
  • Programs cancelled with 8-29 days notice are subject to be charged 50% of the program fee.
  • Programs cancelled with 7 days notice or less, the full program fee will be charged.
  • Programs run rain or shine. In the event of poor weather, you must email artsattractionsbookings@edmonton.ca if you are not coming.