Birthday Parties

Hosted birthday parties are available for children ages 5-12 years on select weekends in April, May, June, and September 2018.

Includes

  • Two hour party
  • Birthday party host(ess)
  • Age appropriate animal themed games
  • Forty five minute guided tour of the zoo
  • Live animal visit
  • A private room for games, eating, and opening gifts 
  • Animal/goldfish crackers and juice for the children
  • Free “next visit” pass for the Birthday Child
  • Birthday host(ess) does all the clean up!
  • Complimentary Tassimo coffee is available for the adults.
  • Electronic invitations are included with the registration confirmation email. You can fill in your child’s name and party details to send electronically or print at home.

Cost

  • $195 taxes included
  • Up to 15 children (This is a firm number, so please plan and invite accordingly.)
  • Up to 15 adults
  • Younger siblings ages 3 years and under are admitted free of charge and are not included in the total number of guests. These children are too young to participate in the activities and are the responsibility of the adults attending the party.
  • Full payment is required at the time of registration.

Party Schedule

Morning Party

Afternoon Party

Activities

9:45 am to 10 am

1:15 pm to 1:30 pm

The Education Centre is open for the birthday party parents to set up their cake, presents, etc.

10 am to 10:30 am

1:30 pm to 2 pm

The party begins with the host(ess) leading fun party games!

10:30 am to 11:15 am

2 pm to 2:45 pm

The group prepares to go outside (bathroom break, coats, sunscreen, etc., as needed).

The group enters and exits the zoo via the front of Education Centre.

The host(ess) will provide a guided tour of the zoo, seeing as many animals as time allows.

As a reminder, if any guests arrive late during the zoo visit, an adult can wait for them in the party room, they wait in the party room thus miss the zoo tour, or they choose to pay admission at the Entrance building.

11:15 am to 11:30 am

2:45 pm to 3 pm

The group returns to the Education Centre and is shown 2-3 small friendly animals that the children can touch if they’d like.

11:30 am to 12 pm

3 pm to 3:30 pm

The children wash their hands and prepare for cake and presents.

The host(ess) provides animal/Goldfish crackers and juice for the children.

The birthday party parents oversee this time with the group.

The birthday party hostess is available in the next room if the birthday party parents need assistance.

12 pm

3:30 pm

The party is done!

The host(ess) returns to do all of the clean- up and to provide the birthday child with a birthday card and a pass to visit the zoo for free on another day.

Food

  • The snack provided by the Zoo is one package of animal/Goldfish crackers and some juice for each child. We also provide the decorations, napkins, tablecloths, and games.
  • Parents are responsible for bringing the cake, plates, cutlery, cake knife, lighter, and candles. 
  • You are also welcome to bring any other snacks or drinks but you must provide your own bowls, plates, and cups.
  • You are welcome to order pizza, however we ask that you bring the pizza with you instead of having it delivered because late deliveries often cause delays in the party schedule.

Misc details

  • Your birthday child will receive a birthday card and free “next visit” pass.
  • Please wear weather appropriate clothing/sunscreen for the outdoor zoo visit because the zoo tour is given rain or shine; no exceptions.
  • For the safety of our animals and CAZA (Canada's Accredited Zoos & Aquariums) regulations, balloons, silly string, and confetti are not permitted on Zoo property.
  • If any guests arrive while the group has gone into the zoo (10:30 am—11:15 am for morning parties or 2 pm—2:45 pm for afternoon parties), the party can choose to:
    • Designate an adult to remain in the party room to wait for the latecomers and guide them to join the rest of the group midway through the zoo tour.
    • Have the latecomers wait in the party room, thus missing the zoo tour, until the rest of the group returns. A sign will be placed on the party room door to provide guidance and the estimated time when the group will return. Adult supervision is required during this waiting time. 
  • If neither option is suitable, latecomers can also pay their own regular admission at the Entrance building and enter the zoo on their own to find the group midway through the zoo tour.
  • All party guests and their belongings must be cleared from the party room within 15 minutes of the end of the party so the host(ess) can prepare for the next scheduled party.

Availability

  • Available on select Saturdays and Sundays in April, May, June, and September 2018. Please click on the registration link below to find out which dates are available.
    • Note: As of May 17, 2018, all remaining dates are booked for May and June 2018.
  • Party hours are from 10 am to 12 pm or from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
  • All bookings must be pre-registered and full payment is required at that time.
  • All bookings and reservations are subject to availability.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.

Information

  • Education Department
  • 506-877-7722
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To book your birthday party
  • Registration is now available online using your Visa or MasterCard. Click here to register.
  • A full refund will be issued if more than 14 days cancellation notice is given (except in the case of unforeseen circumstances.)