Wildlife Detectives to the Rescue! | EcoTarium

Wildlife Detectives to the Rescue!

Solve a Wildlife Mystery!

There's a crime afoot at the EcoTarium! One of our animals is missing and we need your help to discover where it went and who is responsible.

Is an animal poacher stalking our wildlife? Did one of our staff take the animal to the vets and forget to notify anyone? Or did the animal just escape from its habitat by accident?

There's no time to lose. As soon as you and your friends are sworn in, you'll get right to work as our newest deputy wildlife investigators.

Use your knowledge of animal tracks, fingerprinting, and other detective techniques to solve the crime. Then head to the habitat to make sure that our missing animal is back, safe and sound, where it belongs.

We can't last long without your help. Book your party now, so we can solve this wildlife mystery!

In addition to the Wildlife Detective activities described above, your birthday party will also include:

  • A private room for two hours, includes time for cake and gifts if you choose
  • Host(s) to assist you for the length of your party
  • Downloadable party invitation and thank-you notes
  • Return visit pass for all children attending
  • $10 gift certificate to the EcoTarium Museum Shop for the birthday child (or two $5 gift certificates for a double party)


  • $280 (Members $250) for up to 15 children/ 30 people in total including adults (under 2 are free and not included in the count); 1 Host, 1 room
  • $375 (Members $345) for up to 20 children/ 40 people in total including adults (under 2 are free and not included in the count); 2 Hosts, Larger room
  • Colorful Paper Goods: add $50
  • Digital Planetarium Show: add $85 (please note that planetarium shows are subject to availability and we will inform you of any unforeseen scheduling conflicts as soon as possible)
  • Explorer Express Train Ride: add $60 (please note that train operations can be impacted by weather and the train is not available in January or February)


  • $150 non-refundable deposit to be paid at time of booking the party
  • Remaining balance due at the end of the party
  • Additional fees apply if you exceed your party size, ask us for details before you book your party