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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 Length:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($235)
  • Maximum group size is 26 children (including siblings) plus 4 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)
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 Length:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($235)
  • 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.
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 Length:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($235)
  • Maximum group size is 26 children (including siblings) plus 4 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)
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 Length:

  • 1.5 hours plus 1 hour room rental ($235)
  • Maximum group size is 26 children (including siblings) plus 4 parents (a minimum of 4 parents must stay during program)

Optional Add-Ons

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. 

Party Booking 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, 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.
  • Birthday parties must be pre-booked. No drop-in birthday parties will be permitted in the facility or the grounds surrounding the museum. You are welcome to use the picnic sites available in Kinsmen Park.

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, 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.

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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
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/JohnJanzenNatureCentre

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