Saturday September 16 and Sunday September 17

Fall Migration Fest

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Arboretum


Celebrate fall and migration season!

Before our feathered and fluttering friends head south, join us for a weekend of exploration, hands-on activities, special guests, and fun for everyone! There is lots to see and do at the Arboretum as we celebrate autumn!


*Fall Migration Fest will take place rain or shine. In the event of poor weather conditions, activities will be held in the Nature Interpretive Centre at the Arboretum.

*Event admission included in general admission purchase. RBG members admitted free of charge.


  Purchase General Admission Tickets


Schedule and Description of Events

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Migration Passport
Take a Migration Passport from the Information Tent and visit all the stops along the way, including:

• Feathered Feast
   Master bird cuisine with the best foods for your feathered friends.

• Dragonfly Departures
    Make a fun dragonfly of your very own.

• Birds and Blooms
   Discover some interesting facts about birds and the plants they love.

• Observation Station
   Look through our scopes to see wildlife at RBG!

• Meet the Researcher
   Come learn about fish migration!

• Plants Make it Happen!
   See some of the plants that make the long treks possible!

• Amazing Monarchs
   Encounter some Monarchs before they journey south!

• Tales of a Tree 
   Explore fascinating features of the tallest plants in the forest.

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Migration Maze
Find your way through our straw-bale maze while impersonating a migrating animal. Collect all the clues and figure out what you are!

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sciensational Sssnakes
Get up close with some scale-y friends and learn more about these often misunderstood reptiles.

Dawn to Dusk

The Long Watch Project 
Become a citizen scientist! Starting at first light and ending at twilight, volunteer observers record all brids seen and heard. Take a stroll along the trails down to the Marsh Boardwalk. For more information, visit