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Sunday, March 26 - Around the Bay Race Road Closure Notice: Please be advised that York Blvd. will be closed and a segment of Plains Rd. W. will be reduced to one lane for the Around the Bay Road Race. RBG Centre remains open but the Rock Garden and Rock Garden Bistro will not open until 1:30 p.m. Increased traffic congestion is expected during the race.

RBG at Home Virtual Learning Live!


Date & Time:

Tuesdays, 1 to 1:30 p.m.




Family-Friendly, Online


30 to 60 minutes


Pre-Registration Required, Free

Event Description

Gather the family to join us Tuesday afternoons for a live 30 minute session with our interpreters, learning about and connecting to the natural world around us. Whether it’s learning how animals stay warm in winter, how seeds travel from place to place, or creating natural art outdoors, your family will have the opportunity to ask questions live with our nature experts in this interactive learning experience – free to all with natural curiosity.

1 to 1:30 p.m. (EST)

Free to attend, pre-registration required. Donations accepted at time of registration, or support us any time with a donation to our COVID sustainability fund.

Registration for each program closes the Friday prior at 2 p.m.

What you need: Participants will require a computer, laptop, tablet, iPad or even a phone if that is what is available to you. Any of these devices will work just fine.  For the best experience (minimal audio lag and good video), you should be hardwired, but that isn’t always possible. If you are using WiFi, it sometimes helps to have the other household devices offline/ airplane mode.

Are you a teacher looking for virtual programming for your classroom? These sessions are reserved for individual families, but instead please check out our Virtual Field Trip options!

Now available in French! See our 11 a.m. session for more information and to register.

Schedule and Topics


May 4: Spectacular Spiders. Spiders live in many different habitats and have special adaptations that help them survive. They play a vital role in maintaining healthy ecosystems by controlling pests and insect populations. Come learn some fascinating spider characteristics and adaptations while we “discover” a new spider.

May 11: Air and Water. All living things depend on air and water. Come explore the properties of air and water through hands-on experiments and discover how they are used by plants and animals.

May 18: Back by Popular Demand. Wild Wonder I Spy. Calling all nature detectives! Join us as we explore nature at RBG for our missing animal artifacts. Learn about animals at RBG as you help us return our nature items to our learning corner.

May 25: Flower Fun. Pink, purple, red, blue, white, and yellow. Flowers come in all shapes and colours but share some similar parts. Explore flowers with us as we learn about their characteristics and highlight some of our favourite flowers found at RBG. 


June 1: Soil Science. Join us to learn about the things that make soil their home and do some soil science with us as we explore the world beneath our feet. 

June 8: Can you Canoe? Learn the basics of canoeing and water wildlife at RBG as our staff prepare for time on Cootes Paradise Marsh. What will we bring? What wildlife might we see? Join us and find out! 

June 15: Water Wildlife. Cootes Paradise Marsh is a wetland that provides essential needs for living things and is home to various organisms. Join us as we take a close look at what might be hiding in the water. 

June 22: Pollinator Power. What do bees, beetles, hummingbirds, and wind all have in common? They are pollinators! Join us to explore what pollination is, why it is important, and get a close look at some pollinators. 

Part of RBG at Home

Welcome to RBG at Home, our commitment to offering accessible, diverse and entertaining learning opportunities for all ages.