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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.

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The program runs despite weather conditions (rain, shine or smoke). 1 week prior to the program (7 days) the final numbers and payment are due. Cancellation within 7 days of the program will not receive a refund.

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. Our birthday party fee is $150, for up to 15 children. Please contact [email protected] or 250-260-4227 to book your party now!
  • Wedding Photos & Ceremonies Allan Brooks Nature Centre offers the perfect picturesque backdrop to create unique wedding memories. We have a number of areas on site that are perfect for a small ceremonies and breathtaking photos. 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 Gatherings 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.
  • Grassland Theatre Looking for a unique venue for your next concert or show? Why not use the Grassland Theatre at ABNC?! Spectacular views and bench seating make the Grassland Theatre a perfect location for an outdoor concert or show. Our theatre accommodates access to power, is fully accessible and can seat up to 200 people. Contact us for further inquires and information.