Edmonton, AB (March 17, 2020)

In an effort to limit the transmission of COVID-19 and with our priority on keeping people and pets in our community healthy and safe, the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) has made the decision to close our facility to the general public effective immediately until further notice. At this time Birthday Parties are not available to be booked at EHS until such time as the shelter resumes normal operations. Thank you for your understanding.


General Price $262.50
Extra Child $15.50
Extra Adult $5.00

*Includes 10 children and 2 adults, up to a maximum of 20 people total.

*All prices subject to GST.

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Edmonton Humane Society!

Does your child love animals? What better way to celebrate their birthday than coming and spending time with shelter animals here at EHS?!

Birthday parties at EHS are perfect for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years who love animals and are interested in learning more about what we do here at our wonderful shelter! Your party will be 2.5 hours in length, and will typically start with creating and  decorating your carrier for your animal and ADOPTING your plushie! After, you’ll be taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter that day. After you’ll come back to the birthday room and will have about 45 minutes left to enjoy food, cake, and gift opening in your private room.

*If you’d like to do activities in a different order discuss with your Creator of Fun at the start of your party.

Animals are limited due to availability of animals who are able to be interacted with in large groups.

Cancellation Policy: You may change your party time, without penalty, up to 14 days before your originally scheduled party time, pending availability. Cancellations made within 14 days of the party date will be subject to at 50% charge of the full party cost. Cancellations made within 48 hours or less of the party date will be subject to a 100% charge of the full party cost. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Education Department by emailing

DISCLAIMER: We are unable to guarantee the availability of animals on your scheduled day as we cannot control such things as adoption rates, sicknesses, emergency surgeries, etc.

The price of our birthday package is $262.50+GST, and includes:

•    12 people total (10 children and 2 adults) – Note: We can accommodate up to 20 people MAXIMUM at an additional charge per child or adult
 Activities led by our Creators of Fun, including a craft, behind-the-scenes tour, and animal interactions
•    Use of decorated private birthday party room
•    Use of our refrigerator and freezer
•    Dishes and cutlery, including: plates, cups, utensils, napkins, cake knife
•    Candles and lighter
•    Set up and clean up

 ***Our parties fill up quickly and we are often booking a month in advance, so be sure to secure your child’s birthday as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

Already booked your birthday party at EHS?

  • Print off our EHS Birthday Party Invites for your guests!

  • You DO NOT need to confirm the number of attendees prior to your party. Once you’ve booked, we will securely store your payment information and process the payment after your party has occurred, based on the number of people who attended. Twelve people (10 children & 2 adults) are included in the package, but we can accommodate up to 20 people MAXIMUM at an additional cost of $15.50 per extra child, or $5.00 per extra adult.

  • Waivers must be completed for all attendees.

  • When you arrive, please park in customer parking at the front of the shelter and proceed to the Education & Training entrance (the doors to the left of our main Adoption Gallery entrance). PLEASE NOTE: When your party begins, our Adoption and Admitting departments may be closed.

  • Wait outside of the Education Classroom, and your Creator of Fun will meet you there to take you to the birthday room.

  • You can arrive up to 15 minutes prior to your party start time to speak with your Creator of Fun about the events for the day.

  • You only need to bring the food, cake, presents and birthday kids. EHS will provide the rest!

  • You will have use of our decorated birthday room, all dishes and cutlery, as well as our refrigerator and freezer.

DISCLAIMER: We are unable to guarantee the availability of animals on your scheduled day as we cannot control such things as adoption rates, sicknesses, emergency surgeries, etc.