Featured Events

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Mini-Exhibit: Seeds in Disguise

November 17 to January 13

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; RBG Centre

Seeds are all around us: we eat them; we plant them; they parachute from dandelions; they catch in the dog’s coat or on your socks; they drop from the trees; and sometimes they even hang around your neck. This exhibition features ornamental seeds “disguised” as beads in jewellery, trinkets and ornaments.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership


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Winter Exhibit: Spiders Alive!

January 19 to April 14

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; RBG Centre

We've invited spiders and their arthropod friends to crawl on over for a visit this winter. Explore amazing adaptations and behaviours in our interactive exhibit, and join us for daily programs for all ages. Stay tuned for program updates!

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

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WNED-TV Kid Fest

Saturday February 2

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RBG Centre

Children and parents can enjoy a fun-filled family day filled with meet-and-greets with beloved PBS KIDS characters, as well as an assortment of activities, prizes, and more. Various organizations from around the community participate -- presenting live performances, crafts, and giveaways for those who attend.

This is a third-party event. Please contact event organizers for more information.

 Event Tickets Required

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RBG After Dark: Spiders Alive!

February 7, March 7, April 4

7 to 10 p.m.; RBG Centre

Grab a drink, enjoy the music, and experience Spiders Alive after dark! On the first Thursday of each month, RBG's winter exhibit is transformed into a nightlife experience like no other. Join us for pub games, food and cocktails, unique programming, and special guests. Check back for tickets and more information.

 Event Tickets Required


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Speaker Series

Friday March 8

Annie White, PhD, a landscape designer, educator and longtime pollinator advocate, shares her tales from the trenches as she continues to navigate the challenges and rewards of landscaping for pollinators and people alike. Register for the practical workshop in the morning, or the evening lecture.

 Pre-Registration Required

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Plant Faire

Saturday April 27

Start off the gardening season right with our third annual Plant Faire! Shop local vendors, hear from gardening experts, and more! Check back for details.