Every year, we host dozens of onsite birthday parties as part of our mission to connect people to wildlife in a positive way through knowledge and understanding. 


birthday parties

Celebrating a birthday at Hope for Wildlife is not only fun - it's a great way to learn about wildlife, too! We can accommodate up to 12 children (including the birthday child) for a birthday party, which includes a guided tour; this is appropriate for ages four and up.

The tour is given by a member of Hope for Wildlife's education team and features a variety of education animals for the party to meet; these animals are permanent residents at Hope for Wildlife for reasons that are explained during the tour. Background information is also provided about the organization and the work we do, and the hospital, learning centre, wildlife gardens, and gift shop are visited. 

Parties also gather indoors for a snack in a heated building with kitchen and bathroom facilities. You can bring your own treats or picnic lunch, or we can provide pizza, juice/water, and a Hope for Wildlife birthday cake (see pricing below). 


bookings

Birthday parties are offered on Saturdays from 1pm-3pm or 2pm-4pm

Bookings can be made by contacting Michelle at michelle@hopeforwildlife.net or  (902) 407-9453. Please let us know the following at the time of booking:

  • the name of the birthday boy/girl and how old s/he will be turning
  • the number of kids who will be attending and their age range
  • the package you would like (see above)

packages

There are three birthday party packages to choose from; payment can be made on the day of the party by cash, cheque, debit, or credit.

PACKAGE 1: $140

This birthday party package includes:

  • two-hour facility rental
  • guided tour
  • special animal interaction
  • birthday photo
  • Hope for Wildlife bracelets

PACKAGE 2: $175

This birthday party package includes:

  • two-hour facility rental
  • guided tour
  • special animal interaction
  • birthday photo
  • Hope for Wildlife bracelets
  • Hope for Wildlife chocolate birthday cake

PACKAGE 3: $200

This birthday party package includes:

  • two-hour facility rental
  • guided tour
  • special animal interaction
  • birthday photo
  • Hope for Wildlife bracelets
  • Hope for Wildlife chocolate birthday cake
  • one large pepperoni and cheese pizza*
  • juice/water

Please note: Extra pizzas are available for $15 each.


Additional Information

Group Size

A group of up to 12 children (including the birthday child) can be accommodated.

Age Range

Birthday groups tours are appropriate for ages four and up.

Duration

Birthday party bookings are two hours, either 1pm-3pm or 2pm-4pm; the tour is approximately one hour long.

Cost

There are three packages to choose from (see above); payment can be made on the day of the party by cash, cheque, debit, or credit.

Pets

For the safety and welfare of the animals at Hope for Wildlife and those of visitors, pets are not permitted to tour the site; however, we do have a wire mesh kennel with a tarp for shade where pets can wait comfortably. Water is provided.