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Assiniboine Park & Zoo Programs

Hours

Open Daily: 9:00 am

Gates Close: 4:30 pm

Zoo Cleared: 5:00 pm


General Admission Rates

(Prices include GST)

MEMBERS FREE
Adults $10.75
Senior (60 years +) $8.65
Youth (13-17 years) $8.65
Children (3 - 12 years) $6.95
Under 3 years FREE

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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! Programming staff offer year-round guided tours, educational workshops, outreach programs and recreation classes.

Fees for Outreach Programs for 2013:

  • 1st program: $100 + GST
  • 2nd program (same day): $75 + GST
  • Single mileage fee is $12 within 20 km of Winnipeg

Booking and Payment Policies:

  • All groups must pay the full fee before their registration is confirmed.
  • Groups who fail to pay the fee in a timely manner will lose their time slot.
  • Payments can be made with cash, credit or cheque (to “Assiniboine Park Conservancy”).
  • Space is limited and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • We do not book outreach programs during the month of June.
  • Reservations for animal ambassador programs must be made at least 4 weeks in advance.
  • 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 3-weeks’ notice will be charged a $35.00 administrative fee.
  • Program fees 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 program.

 

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.

Are you looking for an exciting and engaging nature-based outlet for your children this year? Our popular Nature Tots programs are a great way to give preschool age children the opportunity to share in exploring the simple wonders of the natural world. Our Nature Tots 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.

Each hour-long workshop is broken up into short segments that have the children 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.

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

Tot outreach themes to choose from:

C is for cactus C is for chocolate L is for leaves
P is for polar bear S is for seeds W is for worms
Natural Holiday Ornaments (Please add $30 materials fee to cost of this seasonal program)

No bus to book! Our experienced educators bring some of Assiniboine Park’s most popular programs to you. Maximum number of participants per program is 25 students. School programs are 60 minutes in length. These programs are also great for Guide and Scout groups.

Curruculum-linked programs to choose from:

North American Animal Stories

Storytelling is both a means of entertainment as well as a way of passing important information from one generation to another. Through storytelling, our educators will introduce you to Canada’s indigenous animals and their importance to Aboriginal beliefs, values and stories. This program was a recipient of a Spirit of the Earth Award. Each class will receive a specially designed Teacher’s Package that includes a 3’x 4’ poster, etching plates, and an animal stories booklet.

Dirt, Dirtier, Dirtiest

A single teaspoon of soil is teeming with life; containing more than a billion microorganisms, helping to sustain plant and animal life. 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 resource - our soil.

Plant Life Cycles

Learn about the life cycles of plants, from flower to seed.

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.

Registration Information

To reserve your sleepover, group leaders must complete and submit the "Sleepovers - Group Form". Each attendees must also complete the "Sleepovers - Individual Form". All individual forms must be submitted on the night of your sleepover.

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