The Military Museums
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Where else in Calgary can you host your child’s birthday surrounded by real Canadian Armed Forces tanks and fighter jets? Deploy your next birthday party to The Military Museums!  

Birthday parties are held on Saturdays and Sundays (weekdays available upon special request).

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To book your party please click the link below:

Birthday Booking Form

Note: We request that bookings are made at least two (2) weeks in advance. 

Recommended Age: 6 and up.

Payment can be made via credit card, debit, cash or cheque (made out to "The Military Museums Foundation"). Non refundable deposit is requested upon booking. GST is included. Cancellations must be made one week in advance.

Birthday Parties at The Military Museums are provided by The Military Museums Foundation (TMMF) and all proceeds support education programs provided by TMMF.

Birthday Party Information

All parties will be hosted by one of our educators who will help to make sure your event is exciting, engaging and educational.

When you arrive, you’ll be greeted in the atrium where you will get a quick introduction to the museums. From there you will be brought to your private room where you will leave your belongings and refreshments, which is booked just for you!

Within your private room guests are free to enjoy their cake, open presents, and safely leave their belongings while they enjoy our birthday program packages.

Birthday Party Packages

There are 3 different packages to chose from (described below). Each package includes up to eight participants and two adult supervisors.

What you'll bring to the party:

Two adults (other than the educator) to accompany the party at all times.
Food and refreshments for your guests, ready to eat. Sorry there is no fridge or stove available.

Silver Party Package, 1.5 hours

  • $140.00 deposit
  • $18.00 for each extra guest

Silver times:

  • Morning 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Afternoon 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Identity, pride, and teamwork are crucial to the military. In this program, participants will get to experience a marching drill wearing authentic uniforms. They will also learn how and why uniforms and drills promote teamwork as well as on the spot thinking. After a tour of the Naval Museum everyone will participate in a related art activity, experiencing Naval communications and Alberta's role in the Royal Canadian Navy.

Guests learn to spell their names using naval flags and create a banner that's theirs to take home afterwards. Your birthday party will culminate with the opportunity to handle real Canadian Armed Forces artefacts such as helmets, boots, and gas masks ranging from World War I to Afghanistan.

Gold Party Package, 3 hours

  • $260.00 deposit
  • $33.00 for each extra guest

Gold times:

  • Morning 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Afternoon 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This package allows for a tour of your gallery of choice inside the museums along with an art activity which connects directly with the chosen gallery. Party goers will also get to experience a marching drill wearing authentic uniforms. They will also learn how and why uniforms and drills promote teamwork as well as on the spot thinking.

Next everyone will have the opportunity to handle real Canadian Armed Forces artefacts such as helmets, boots, and gas masks ranging from World War I to Afghanistan. After enjoying activities in your private room your group will go scavenger hunt through all the galleries in the museums. At the end of your party each participant will receive a party grab bag too!

Platinum Party Package, 4 hours

  • $320.00 deposit
  • $40.00 for each extra guest

Platinum times:

  • Morning 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Afternoon 12:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This package allows for a gallery tour of your choice inside the museum or choosing a current educational program from the annual Education Program Guide. Party goers also get to experience a marching drill wearing authentic uniforms as they learn how and why uniforms and drill promote teamwork as well as on the spot thinking. Next, everyone will have the opportunity to handle real Canadian Armed Forces artefacts such as helmets, boots, and gas masks ranging from World War I to Afghanistan.

Party participants will get to paint an 8x10 canvas with personalized subject matter too! After enjoying activities in your private room your group will go scavenger hunting through all the galleries in the museums. At the end of your party each participant will receive a party grab bag too!

 

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