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

Year-Round Parties

Dinosaur Adventure Party (Ages 4-8)

Just how big were the dinosaurs? Find out the answer to this question and many more while having a gigantically good time handling real fossils, pretending to be dinosaurs, and creating a dino-mite craft!

Program Length:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($220) 
  • Maximum group size is 26 kids plus 4 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)

Dinosaur Adventure Party Information Package

Fairy Party (Ages 4-8)

Explore the mysteries of the forest as we become nature sprites! Try on fairy wings and discover which plants and animals are a fairy's best friend. We’ll dance in a ring around our toadstool, go on a scavenger hunt to look for signs of fairies, and have a whimsical time!

Program Length:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($220) 
  • Maximum group size is 26 kids plus 4 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)

Fairy Party Information Package

Nature Play Party (Ages 3-5, plus parents)

Dance like animals, meet a small local animal, and use your senses to solve a puzzle in the this fun filled birthday intended for preschoolers and their adults. Program includes 45 minutes of play time in our nature-themed indoor playground, the Tegler Discovery Zone.

Program Length:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($220) 
  • Maximum group size is 15 kids plus 15 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)

Nature Play Party Information Package

Stalking and Tracking Party (Ages 7-11)

Discover the tracks and traces animals leave behind as we look for clues and solve mysteries such as "who's been wandering through the woods?". Practice making and identifying different kinds of animal tracks with some of our animal track replicas and play camouflage and stalking games.

Program Length:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($220) 
  • Maximum group size is 26 kids plus 4 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)

Stalking and Tracking Party Information Package

Seasonal Parties

Bug-Mania Party (Ages 6-11)

A bug’s life will become reality when we examine the smallest ant to the biggest bug. We’ll meet some other tiny critters when we explore the forest. Peek inside our beehive, go on a bug hunt, create a critter and meet one of our live bug-eating animals up close.

Program Length:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($220)
  • Maximum group size is 26 kids plus 4 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)

Available: May to September

Bug-Mania Party Information Package

Pond Party (Ages 6-12)

Peek under the surface and use dip nets to discover the fascinating animals that call the pond their home. Predaceous diving beetles, phantom midges, and dragonfly nymphs are just a few that you might find.

Program Length:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($220) 
  • Maximum group size is 26 kids plus 4 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)

Available: May to September

Pond Party Information Package

Snowshoe Adventure Party (Ages 7-12)

Active winter fun for all! Learn to use snowshoes, play games, and identify the animal tracks left in the snow. If the weather is cold we’ll spend more time indoors creating wintry crafts and playing indoor games.

Program Length:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($220) 
  • Maximum group size is 26 kids plus 4 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)

Available: December to February (weather and snow dependent)

Snowshoe Adventure Party Information Package

Options

Add-ons must be confirmed and paid for at the time the birthday party booking is made. No refunds or additions will be accepted once the booking has been placed. 

  • Birthday child will receive a free t-shirt
  • Extra t-shirts can be ordered for an additional fee
Effective until August 31, 2017

Each child in attendance at the party receives:

  • One 50% discount off a single admission to an attraction or fitness and leisure centre (when a second admission of equal or lesser value is purchased) 
Effective September 1, 2017

The birthday child will receive:

Important Information

  • The minimum number of adults required for each party must stay with the group at all times to assist with supervision.
  • Additional guests above the maximum number of adults or children will be required to pay applicable admissions costs and will not be able to participate in the program activities.  
  • All fees, including optional additions (additional t-shirts), must be reserved and paid in full at the time of booking. No refunds or additions for add-ons 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. Parties must 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, call 780-442-1442 or email: cmsbirthdaybookings@edmonton.ca.

Cancellation Policy

  • You are required to provide written notice of cancellation of the birthday party via email at cmsbirthdaybookings@edmonton.ca.
  • Cancellations with 8-30 days' notice are subject to a fee of 50% of the program cost.
  • Programs cancelled with less than 7 days notice will be charged the full program fee.
  • Programs run rain or shine. In the event of poor weather, you must call 780-442-1442 or email cmsbirthdaybookings@edmonton.ca if you are not coming.

Birthday parties are a snap at City of Edmonton attractions and recreation centres.

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For More Information

John Janzen Nature Centre

Location
7000 143 Street
Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive

Shared parking lot with Fort Edmonton Park

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton, AB  T5J 2R7

Telephone

 

Birthday party booking office:
780-442-1442

Email cmsbirthdaybookings@edmonton.ca
Website http://www.edmonton.ca/BookAttractionsBirthday
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/JohnJanzenNatureCentre

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