Assiniboine Park & Zoo Programs
Hours
  • Open Daily9:00 am
  • Gates Close4:30 pm
  • Zoo Cleared5:00 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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Workshops & Classes

Assiniboine Park is a beautiful, natural location with an abundance of high-quality facilities that allow us to offer a variety of classes and workshops for people of all interests. Browse our selection here and register today!


Pre-School

Nature TotsNature Tots

This  interactive program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult partner. We provide the snacks, loads of fun activities, awesome venues, and the fun!

Children explore nature together through fun plant-based activities and hands-on investigations during the most magical season that is autumn. Snacks provided.

  • Location: Assiniboine Park Conservatory
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:00 am
  • Fee: $59 + GST for members | $66 + GST for non-members

We supply the snacks, the wildest venue around, and loads of fun exploration of the zoo world. Our wild autumn series runs for 8 weeks and is all about animals! Join us for B is for Bats, L is for Lizards, R is for Reindeer, Be is for Bear, and many more..

  • Location: Zoo Classroom
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:00 am
  • Fee: $119 + GST for members | $132 + GST for non-members

Click here for information on how to register. Or download, complete, and submit the registration form below.


Elementary

Child with cameraChildren's Workshops

Get creative and crafty, stretch your imagination, get your hands dirty and make a mess ... it's all part of the fun! Our upcoming children's workshops will educate and entertain!

Gourds Galore
Monday, October 27 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Qualico Family Centre (Acorn Room) OR
Monday, October 29 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Qualico Family Centre (Acorn Room)

Learn fun and easy carving techniques and then create your own one-of-a-kind glowing pumpkins. For children of all ages (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult).

Fee: $15 + GST for members | $16 + GST for non-members

Click here for information on how to register. 


Adult & Senior

Foodie SeriesFoody Series

Enjoy food samplings prepared by local chefs sprinkled with horticultural, historical and cultural tidbits. All of this is topped off with expert pairings from the Manitoba Liquor Marts. You will be consuming alcoholic beverage samples, so we strongly suggest that you arrange a ride to and from these events.

Participants must be 18 years or older to attend.

•  Times: Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm
•  Location: Madison Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries LogoSquare MBLL Teaching Kitchen
•  Fee: $45 + GST per class

Italian Countryside - September 23

Rockn' Moroccan - September 30

Savouring the Tastes of the Mediterranean - October 7

Holiday Brunch - November 4

Click here for information on how to register.


Classes & Workshops for Adults and SeniorsGardening Supplies

Exercise your green thumb, release your inner artist, or get crafty and creative. From watercolour painting classes to growing an indoor garden, we offer classes and workshops for all interests throughout the year.

Spectacular Fall Planters
Wednesday, September 17 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Extend the gardening season and create your own fall planter for your front door or deck with an assortment of colourful foliage plants in this informative hands-on presentation.

Fee: $44 + GST for members | $49 + GST for non-members (materials included)

Spectacular Fall Planters
Wednesday, September 24 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Extend the gardening season and create your own fall planter for your front door or deck with an assortment of colourful foliage plants in this informative hands-on presentation.

Fee: $44 + GST for members | $49 + GST for non-members (materials included)

Pruning Basics
Saturday, September 27 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Qualico Family Centre (Acorn Room)

Join Assiniboine Park Conservancy's Arborist to learn tips and techniques about pruning trees and shrubs in your own garden.

Fee: $25 + GST

Canning and Preserves
Saturday, September 27 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Madison Square MLCC Teaching Kitchen

Whether your harvest is from your own garden or the farmers market, learn some tips, tricks and lessons for preserving the tastes of summer through the long cold winter.

Fee: $25 + GST

Discover Manitoba's Mushrooms
Wednesday, October 1 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Shaggy manes, morels, giant puff balls, honey mushrooms and more. Join us as we explore what's fun about Manitoba's fungi with instruction from Nature Manitoba.

Fee: $25 + GST

Needlefelt Workshop: Painting With Fleece
Sunday, October 5 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Qualico Family Centre (Acorn Room)

Explore texture, colour and design in a whole new way through the art of needle felting. The technique is simple - strands of coloured fleece applied to a woollen fabric background using a special barbed needles - but the possibilities are endless. Instructors Linda Glowacki will provide a choice of designs as inspiration for the picture you will create in this class. Your new skills can be used to decorate clothing and accessories, to embellish quilts, and to create your own unique fibre art. The fleece provided is from the Leafhaven backyard flock of purebred Shtetland sheep, in a delightful range of natural and hand-dyed colours.

Fee: $66 + GST (materials included)

Discover Manitoba's Mushrooms
Wednesday October 8 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Shaggy manes, morels, giant puff balls, honey mushrooms and more. Join us as we explore what's fun about Manitoba's fungi with instruction from Nature Manitoba.

Fee: $25 + GST

Pumpkin Floral Arrangement
Thursday, October 9 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Join our talented designer as she shares tips and techniques for creating your own stunning centrpiece for a fall celebration.

Fee: $44 + GST for members | $49 + GST for non-members (materials included)

Outdoor Winter Containers
Monday, November 24 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Winter is the ideal time to plant holiday containers with lush boughs, branches and berries. Learn how in this informative hands-on workshop.

Fee: $62 + GST for members | $66 + GST for non-members (materials included)

Holiday Wreath and Swags
Tuesday, November 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Be guided step by step to ensure you have fun and design a beautiful and fragrant holiday wreath or swag.

Fee: $62 + GST for members | $66 + GST for non-members

Outdoor Winter Containers
Monday, December 1 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Winter is the ideal time to plant holiday containers with lush boughs, branches and berries. Learn how in this informative hands-on workshop.

Fee: $62 + GST for members | $66 + GST for non-members (materials included)

Holiday Wreath and Swags
Tuesday, December 2 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Be guided step by step to ensure you have fun and design a beautiful and fragrant holiday wreath or swag.

Fee: $62 + GST for members | $66 + GST for non-members

Hanging Winter Baskets
Monday, December 8 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Create a lovely hanging basket perfect for celebrating the frostiest of seasons.

Fee: $49 + GST for members | $54 + GST for non-members

Outdoor Winter Containers
Tuesday, December 9 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Winter is the ideal time to plant holiday containers with lush boughs, branches and berries. Learn how in this informative hands-on workshop.

Fee: $62 + GST for members | $66 + GST for non-members (materials included)

Click here for information on how to register.


Health & Fitness Classes

Get fit and have fun at beautiful Assiniboine Park.

Fit 4 Two Stroller Fitness is a mobile way for you to get a full body work out and still be able to attend to your baby’s needs. Each outdoor class includes intervals of power walking, functional strength training and cardio drills followed by postnatal-specific core work and flexibility. Our mobile intervals are ideal for babies who like to be on the move. Come out and meet other moms in your community!

Women should be 4+ weeks postpartum (6 weeks for caesareans). All fitness levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. You do not need a jogging stroller. For safety reasons, mobile babies & tots should remain in their strollers/carriers/mom's arms until core work.

  • Mondays, July 7 - August 25
    $84 + GST (7 classes) | $14 drop-in (GST inc)
    Two Class Times to Choose From: 9:30-10:30 or 10:45-11:45 AM
  • Wednesdays, July 9- August 27
    $96 + GST (8 classes) | $14 drop-in (GST inc)
    Two Class Times to Choose From: 9:30-10:30 or 10:45-11:45 AM
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, July 9 - August 27
    $144 + GST (get 15 classes for the price of 12) | $14 drop in (GST inc)
    Two Class Times to Choose From: 9:30-10:30 or 10:45-11:45 AM

Fit 4 Two Stroller Fitness is a mobile way for you to get a full body work out and still be able to attend to your baby’s needs. Each outdoor class includes intervals of power walking, functional strength training and cardio drills followed by postnatal-specific core work and flexibility. Our mobile intervals are ideal for babies who like to be on the move. Come out and meet other moms in your community!

Women should be 4+ weeks postpartum (6 weeks for caesareans). All fitness levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. You do not need a jogging stroller. For safety reasons, mobile babies & tots should remain in their strollers/carriers/mom's arms until core work.

  • Thursdays, September 4 to October 9
    1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
    Assiniboine Park outdoors (covered location used in case of inclement weather)
    $72 + GST (6 classes) | $14 drop-in (GST inc)

This one-hour workshop is ideal for working parents who cannot make it to our weekly classes. Infant massage helps baby sleep better, relaxes and soothes, aids digestion, contributes to development, encourages bonding, and improves communication. Research shows further benefits for babies with colic, eczema, babies with special needs, and adoptive families. mats, oil, and handouts are provided. Please bring a blanket for baby. This class is designed for pre-mobile babies.

  • Sunday, September 28 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Qualico Family Centre (Acorn Room)
    Fee: $22 + GST (two caregivers + baby/babies)

FIRST 30 MINUTES: Retrain your mind-core connection after pregnancy and childbirth. We will be using the latest research to help you improve core strength and flatten your tummy. It's time to get strong from the inside out. Not only will you look and feel better, but you'll have the strength to tackle the everyday tasks of motherhood.

SECOND 30 MINUTES: Connect with your baby through nurturing touch. Infant massage helps baby sleep better, relaxes and soothes, aids digestion, contributes to development, encourages bonding, and improves communication. Research shows further benefits for babies with colic, eczema, and special needs, and adoptive families. mats, oil, and handouts are provided. Please bring a blanket for baby.

This class is suitable (and effective) for women with abdominal separation. Pre-mobile babies only please.

  • Mondays, September 15 - October 27 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Qualico Family Centre (Acorn Room)
    Fee: $86 + GST / 6 classes (no drop-in)

Click here for information on how to register.

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