Birthday Parties

Party like a Rockfish at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea​!

Come take part in a variety of hands-on activities and games in our Ocean’s Heartbeat and throughout the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea​. Create a craft, spend time at the touch & feel pool, and go on an aquatic scavenger hunt with our Oceaneers. You can open your presents in the Ocean’s Heartbeat while our gunnels look on…

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Birthday Parties!


  • Sea-Science Birthday (recommended for ages 9-11) This new birthday party theme is perfect for any budding biologist! Each child will create their own take home science journal and investigate marine creatures and their features, under microscopes and in our habitats! (This theme has a limit of 10 children)
  • Crazy Crabs (recommended for kids in preschool – kindergarten)
  • Super Sharks & Fantastic Fish
  • Marvelous Marine Mammals
  • Amazing Octopus
  • Sea-Shirts (bring along t-shirts for painting, or purchase them from the Centre!) *This theme has a limit of 8 children)



We run birthday parties for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes at both 11:00 am and 1:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays; cost is $80. All party guests will have full day admission to the Centre. Our parties are geared towards 5-10 year olds, although other age ranges can be accommodated by request. Also, check out this handy guide:Tips for a Successful Birthday Party 2015

Minimum charge for a birthday party is $80*, which admits 1 adult and up to 8 children, as well as the siblings of the birthday child who are under the age of 3. All additional children and adults will be charged individually at a $7.00 and $12.00 rate respectively.

Unfortunately, our centre cannot accommodate food, drink, or cake.

For more information please call 250.665.7511, or email us at with one of the above themes in mind.  Additional fee of $25 for fabric paint applies for Sea-Shirts theme.

*Sign up for a Family Membership and receive a FREE birthday party! Click here for more information.