Have you got an animal-loving kid in your life? Why not celebrate their love of animals by combining it with their birthday party for the ultimate bash? There are lots of options for Metro Vancouver animal lovers to celebrate critters. Here are a few:
1. Splish Splash Bash
Celebrate sea creatures with a birthday party at the Vancouver Aquarium. Enjoy a party room, cake, a visit to the wet lab, beverages and optional super-cool loot bags. The birthday child is named an Honourary Aquarist and will get to feed some fish, too. Your birthday party will help support marine mammal rescue and education in addition to being a great time. Spend some time exploring the aquarium with your crew after the party, take in a 4D movie and look at booking a one-on-one experience for your birthday child for after their friends go home. So much to explore!
2. Happy Birthday to Zoo
The Greater Vancouver Zoo has a DIY plan-it-yourself option or a ‘planned for you’ extravaganza. You can either pay for admissions and select add-ons to make your day at the zoo even more special, or take advantage of the services of a party host, take a guided tour or play a game and have your party in the learning centre. There is so much to see at the zoo—check out animal feeding times, birds of prey or book a ride on the train. Plus, you’ll be supporting conservation efforts.
3. It’s a Shelter-bration y’all
The BC SPCA has birthday party options at select locations—prices vary by location. Enjoy animal-themed activities, SPCA goody bags, a guided tour of the shelter and one-on-one time with shelter animals. Support safe places for critters who need homes with your birthday shelter-bration and enjoy quality pet cuddles. These parties are suited for kids aged 7-12 and can help educate kids about pet ownership and the responsibilities that come with it.
4. Critters On The Move
Families in metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley can enjoy mobile animal birthday party packages with a variety of themes. Ever wanted to invite a chicken, calf, horse, or goat to your party? Cinemazoo can hook you up with four-legged or feathered friends transported to your location. If you’ve ever wanted a petting zoo in your backyard this could be your chance to cock-a-doodle-do it!
5. Scaly-brations with the Reptile Guy
Want a slithering good time? Invite The Reptile Guy to your birthday party and he’ll bring some of his reptiles and exotic pets to join in the fun. If your kid loves creepy crawlies and slithering slipperies, this is a great opportunity to get up close and personal and learn about these unique creatures.
Animal lovers of Metro Vancouver rejoice! There are lots of great ways to introduce your (birthday) party animals to exotic animals and make learning fun. Which animal experience will you choose for your next birthday party?