The Big Freeze

January 21–April 17; RBG Centre

When did the ice age start? Is it over now or will the ice return? And what happened to all those ice age mammals? All of these questions are answered this winter at RBG.

The Big Freeze is a cool exhibit experience with two special exhibitions and daily, family-friendly activities where visitors of all ages can explore the past and learn about the future.

Nature Connects - Sculptures made from LEGO® bricks

May 20–August 20; Hendrie Park - Learn more >>>

If you love LEGO, you’ll love Nature Connects. Created with over 300,000 LEGO pieces, this exhibition features 14 sculptures by New York artist, Sean Kenney. Building with LEGO bricks is about balance and connections, much like the biodiversity of Royal Botanical Gardens.

Speaker Series

March 16, June 21, October 13, November 9; RBG Centre - Learn More >>>

The 2017 Speaker Series features informative lectures exploring Ontario’s history and connections to our natural world.

Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

June 29; Rock Garden

Royal Botanical Gardens is proud to host our nation’s newest Canadians as they take their oath of citizenship in our historic Rock Garden.

Local Railway Heritage Display

November–December; Rock Garden

The Local Railway Heritage Display features a unique model train display that celebrates and depicts the rich heritage of railways throughout Hamilton, Burlington, the Niagara Escarpment, and Lake Ontario shoreline.

Winter Traditions

November 18–December 31; RBG Centre, Hendrie Park, Rock Garden

We’re celebrating Canadian Winter Traditions with food, heritage and environmental programing as well as children’s musical, theatrical, and story performances. Holiday Traditions returns with the RBG Botanical Train Show and a Signature Santa Experience.

Holiday Light Show

December; Rock Garden

This Multi-Media Light, Sound and Theatrical presentation will celebrate Ontario and Canada’s Sesquicentennial in the setting of the picturesque Rock Garden.