Birthday Parties


Our children’s birthday party packages will provide lasting memories for your child and their friends, and a stress-free day for you!

All of our parties are 1.5 hour, outdoor-based programs,  led by one of our skilled interpreters!

Now accepting bookings for 2019 parties. Birthday parties are offered May through early fall.


What's included in your party package:

  • Up to 25 people; including party guests, siblings and guardians
    (children age two  and under are free of charge; additional people $10 each)
  • A fully organized 1.5 hour program led by one of our super-fun interpreters
  • Garden admission for all guests
  • Reserved picnic site for one hour following the guided party
  • Special gift from the Garden for the birthday child
  • Printable birthday party invitations for you to send to your guests (PDF format)

NEW! Royal Garden Adventures (Ages 3-8) $215

Hear ye! Hear ye! Calling all princesses and knights to join us for a magical quest! Create your own crown and shield before we head off on our adventure, searching the Garden for mystical dragons and unicorns!  Come ready to save the day!

NEW! Dinosaur Dig (Ages 3-8) $215

This party is for only the bravest of explorers! Join us for an archeological adventure at the Garden, where you will learn all about bones and fossils, search the jungle for hiding dinosaurs, and make your own fossils to take home.

Fairy Garden Tea Party (Ages 3-8) $215

Bring out all your little fairies to join us for a wonderful Garden tea party! With wings to wear, your little ones will feel magical while exploring our forests and playing fairy games! Guests will make their own take-home fairy wands and enjoy an adorable tea party with lemonade and treats!

Going Buggy Butterfly Party! (Ages 3-8) $195

Buzz, buzz! Calling all little bugs and butterflies to the Garden! Guests get to dress up in some cute wings and catch some of their favorite insects: ladybugs, dragonflies, butterflies, and more! The party includes insect catching (and releasing!), fun bug games and a tour of the butterfly showhouse, full of tropical butterflies from across the world!

Ponds and Frogs (Ages 5-14) $195

A favorite party at the Garden! Explore our ponds and get dirty catching a wide variety of pond critters - from shrimps to snails to frogs!  Fun games, a trip to the maze, and a tour of the butterfly showhouse cap this active and adventurous party!

Wilderness Adventure (Ages 8-14) $195

Become a wild animal in this fun forest birthday party! Discover our fascinating animal specimens, discuss their cool adaptations, and go on a forest trek. A high-energy game of Predator /Prey makes this a favorite program for active youth. Minimum 10 participants for this program


Party Extras

A take-home treat is a great way to say thank you to your guests. The Garden offers a variety of quality thank-you gifts that can be used throughout the party, and then taken home to continue the fun!

  • Adopt-a-Woodland-Stuffy Activity - $14/person
    A cute addition to any party! Guests will select a charming wildlife stuffed animal to ‘adopt’ and take home at the end of the party. Guests will name their animal, make them a collar, and decorate a carrying box and adoption certificate for their new friend.
  • Costume Wings - $18/person
    An adorable set of  whimsical butterfly wings your guests can wear for the party and take home after the party.
  • Children’s Binoculars - $10/person
    Perfect for little explorers. A colourful set of sturdy, kid-friendly binoculars, great for children of all ages.

Payment & Cancellation Information

  • Full payment is required at time of booking.
  • Cancellations made up to two weeks prior to the booking date receive 50% refund.
  • There is no refund for cancellations made within two weeks of booking date.
  • Parties run rain or shine - activities will be moved under shelter if required. Come dressed for outdoor fun.

It's easy to book a party! To start, fill out a Birthday Party Request Form. 

For more information email uabg.birthdays@ualberta.ca or call (780) 492-3114.