Assiniboine Park & Zoo Programs
Hours
  • Open Daily9:00 am
  • Gates Close3:30 pm
  • Zoo Cleared4:00 pm
General Admission Rates

(Rates shown do not include GST)

  • MembersFREE
  • Adults$18.50
  • Senior (60 years +)$14.81
  • Youth (13-17 years)$14.81
  • Children (3-12 years)$10.00
  • Under 3 yearsFREE
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Outreach & Sleepovers

Outreach

Kids with hands raisedYour wildest way to learn and play!

Assiniboine Park and the Assiniboine Park Zoo have many fabulous opportunities for you to get out and be active. Or, we can come to you!

Each hour-long workshop is broken up into short segments that have students using all their senses to explore the topic of the day. Our enthusiastic instructors arrive equipped with all the necessary materials to guide your children through an energy packed workshop. We would be thrilled to come out to your Centre to facilitate any of our workshops.

Fees for Outreach Programs:

  • 1st program: $125 + GST
  • 2nd program (same day): $75 + GST
  • Single mileage fee is $12 within City of Winnipeg limits
  • Program length 1 hour
  • Maximum number of participants is 25 per program

Booking and Payment Policies:

  • All groups must pay a program deposit of $100.00 before their registration is confirmed.
  • Groups who fail to pay the fee in a timely manner will lose their time slot.
  • All prices are subject to change.
  • Payments can be made with cash, credit or cheque to “Assiniboine Park Conservancy”.
  • Bus drivers and one-on-one aides are free.
  • We do not book outreach programs during the month of June.
  • Both plant and animal programs are winter weather dependent. Programs may have to be rescheduled due to road conditions.

Cancellation & Weather Policies:

  • Contact parkprograms@assinboinepark.ca or call 204-927-6070 as soon as possible. Program booking staff will work with you to find another date or time that is available.
  • We would ask that you cancel a booking at least fifteen (15) business days in advance of the scheduled program. Cancellations with less than 15 days notice will be charged a $35.00 administrative fee.
  • Booking deposits will not be refunded with cancellations of five (5) business days or less.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any program. A full refund will be issued if the Programming Department cancels your tour or program.
  • All programs run regardless of rain, snow or shine, with the exception of sever weather conditions (thunderstorms, high wind chills, unsafe travel conditions, school closings). Contact us about possible cancellations on the day of your program if you are unsure. 

Our Outreach Programs include workshops for children of all ages, adults and seniors. You can browse our selection by age group or download the our current Outreach Programs Guide.

Our popular preschool and Kindergarten outreach programs are a great way to give children the opportunity to share in exploring the simple wonders of the natural world. Our workshops are based on the idea that children have a natural curiosity of the world around them. It is our job to encourage and explore that curiosity through imaginary play, songs, movement, stories, art, and loads of other fun activities.

P is for Polar Bear

This program is perfect for little ones to get to know polar bears through play: learn how to talk like a polar bear, build arctic lands with toys and tactile items, feel real fur and bones, and play a musical game to see what it is like for our polar friends living on icy lands.

W is for Worm

Wiggle your way into layers of fun in this program. Cozy up with real worms that live in our traveling compost bin, learn about their cool job as soil farmers, and why we couldn’t live without WORMS!

S is for Seeds

Dance and act like a seed; it’s the coolest thing to be! Play with real seeds to see how they move around to get what they need to grow. Afterwards, students pot their own plant to take home.

No bus to book! Our experienced educators bring some of Assiniboine Park’s most popular programs to you. These programs are also great for Guide and Scout groups.

North American Animal Stories (Grades 1 to 6)

Through storytelling, our educators will introduce our indigenous animals at the Zoo and their importance to Aboriginal beliefs, values, and stories. First Nations and Inuit peoples use storytelling not only as means of entertaining but as a way of passing on information.

Polar Bears (Grades 1 to 2)

Learn about life on the tundra through the eyes of the largest land carnivore. By participating in games and tactile play, students will learn about the polar bear’s amazing adaptations and why ice is so important to this sea bear.

Plant Lifecycles (Grade 3)

Why do flowers have different shapes and colours? How do seeds get from here to there? Why do some animals love visiting flowers? Find out the answers through group activities and plant part experiments to piece together the amazing lives of plants.

The Dirt on Soil (Grades 3 and 4)

This program delves into the nitty-gritty of dirt, its environmental value, and the conservation and preservation of one of the earth’s most precious resources – our soil. Learn the relationships between plants, animals, and soil through role play and hands-on activities.

Aromatherapy with Herbs (Grades 1 to 6)

Celebrate the power of scent with this program geared towards learning how plants help us feel better by simply smelling and being around them. Students scratch and sniff plants that are commonly found in gardens to faraway places. Afterwards everyone makes a lotion with plant essential oils to get a whiff of the benefits of plants.

Chocolate’s Sweet History (Grades 3 to 5)

In this engaging program, students dip into a mixture of stories, activities, history, fair trade and culture, centred on the wonderful Mayan discovery – chocolate! (Allergy Alert)

Assiniboine Park offers interactive programs for seniors and adults of all abilities. We use plants to engage the senses and deepen learning experiences that benefit daily living. All programs include hands-on activities that create a meaningful way for people to express their creativity, share life experiences, increase self-esteem, and interact socially.

Maximum number of participants is 25. Programs are 60 minutes in length.

Programs to Choose From:

Aromatherapy with Herbs

From the beginning of time scented plants have had many beneficial uses.  Participants will warm up with living potpourri aimed at increasing health and well-being. Highly scented program; may bother some people.

Culinary Herbs

Learn to identify your herbs and find out which ones make tasty treats.  Everyone will have the option of making their own creation and growing an herb of their own. Hands-on

Desert in a Dish

A wonderful hands-on workshop in which participants will design and create a living succulent garden dedicated to the marvellous and unusual characteristics of the cactus. Please add $30 materials fee to cost of this program. Hands-on - potting plants

Chocolate’s Sweet History

Colourful visual aids and stories will reintroduce you to the lost origins of chocolate, the culture of the Cacao plant, and the role of chocolate in ancient and modern cultures.  Chocolate treats are provided to participants to sample.

Tea Time in the Garden

Steep your way to wellness with this cosy workshop.  Participants will learn about tea garden design and which plants make great teas while sipping a few to set the mood. Hands-on

Also Available In Winter:

  • Winter Birds
  • Natural Holiday Ornaments (Please add $30 materials fee to cost of this seasonal program)

If you are interested in learning more about our Outreach Programs or booking an outreach workshop, please contact us at (204) 927-6070 or parkprograms@assiniboinepark.ca

To register, please use the registration form below.


Lunchtime Wellness Workshop

Make the most of your break with Assiniboine Park!  We're taking our programming on the road and visiting offices around the city.  Three workshop themes to choose from: Herbal Aromatherapy, Herbal Cheeses and Teas, and Herbal Scrubs. 

Get away from the everyday.  Book a session today.


Sleepovers

Come and Stay at Assiniboine ParkSleeping Child

Assiniboine Park offers a unique chance for participants to experience nature at night. Throughout this fun-filled occasion, students will encounter the wonders of nature, learn about protecting their environment, enjoy snacks with friends, and listen to some amazing stories. At the end, they will have their own tales to tell as they relate their fascinating trip to friends and family.

All sleepovers run on Friday nights unless otherwise arranged at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory.

Costs

  • Campers: $40 per child (plus GST)
  • Adults: $30 per individual over the age of 18 (plus GST)
  • We require one adult for every six campers.

Sleepovers include trekking through specified areas of the Park, materials for building a craft to take home, hearing some amazing storytelling, an evening snack and a nutritious morning snack.

To register for a sleepover at Assiniboine Park, please call (204) 927-6070

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