In addition to curriculum-based nature education programs for school-aged children, there are preschool and summer camp programs, birthday party programs as well as programs featuring art and nature making.


Group Programs run for ~2 hours with time for a lunch or snack. Please contact us to make a group booking, arrange payment or invoicing and discuss details of your visit.

For all groups of less than 30 participants, the following participant fees schedule will apply:

  • $7.50 per participant 
  • One chaperone or leader will be admitted free with every ten paid participants.
  • Special Needs Aides will also be admitted free with the group.
  • Additional chaperones will be charged $3.50 each.
  • Minimum 12 participants or $90. 

For all groups of more than 30 participants, each participant will pay an admission of:

  • $8.50 per participant
  • One chaperone or leader will be admitted free with every ten paid participants
  • Special Needs Aides will be admitted free with the group.
  • Additional chaperones will be charged $3.50 each.

Other Types of Group Programs:

  • Birthday Parties Imagine the memories you can create by celebrating a specially themed birthday party at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre! Birthday celebrations includes your choice of a theme (e.g., raptors, reptiles, insects, etc.), can include a scavenger hunt or other interactive activities; guided exploration of the Display Exhibits and the Grassland Trail; and, use of picnic area for refreshments and cake. Fees start at $10 per child. Use of the grounds only (no scavenger hunt or interactive indoor displays and games) may also be booked for a fee starting at $5.00 per child. Please contact us to make arrangements for all birthday party activities and reception events.
  • Wedding Photos Allan Brooks Nature Centre offers the perfect picturesque backdrop to create unique wedding memories. Our sheltered picnic area can be available for small receptions or ceremonies with room for large tents to accommodate receptions for relatively small wedding parties. Availability is subject to consideration of public programs and visitors. Please contact us to discuss options and to make arrangements.
  • Summer Day Camps Bring your children to Allan Brooks Nature Centre for summertime day camps for a new way to learn and play in the experience and adventure of nature. Children of all ages can have fun exploring grassland ecosystems and all they have to offer the flora and fauna found within them! They'll want to spend their time watching the marmots and other wildlife outside around the trails, play nature games indoors and out, participate in hands-on learning activities and explore the many exhibits of the Habitat and Discovery Room activities rooms. Please contact us to pre-register your group.
  • Staff or Family Picnics or Receptions If you're looking for an interesting location to host a reception for staff, family, clients, volunteer appreciation, a group at the office, retirement home, social club, or service club then you should consider Allan Brooks Nature Centre. Reception events for up to 150 people can be accommodated at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre! Please contact us to arrange your event.