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Family Fun

Plan Your Visit: Family Fun

Every trip to RBG is a whole new adventure! Whether you’re visiting an interactive exhibit, learning a new skill, or just exploring the great outdoors, RBG offers year-round experiences that bring your family closer to nature.

  • Discovery in the Gardens
  • Experience Family Events
  • Grow Together with a Workshop or Program
  • Explore the Natural Playground


Due to COVID-19, some amenities and FAQ's listed on this page may be inaccurate. As we move through our phased re-opening, updated information can be found on our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures notice. Before joining us, please read through this full notice for important information regarding your visit.

Discovery in the Gardens

Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer

Spend some time with our Garden Interpreters to discover plants in a new way. There are lots of ways to explore and learn as a family! Visit our Discovery Carts, go on a guided tour, and much more. Included in your General Admission or Membership.

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Experience Family Events

Seasonal Interest: Year-Round

RBG hosts events all year long, from blooms festivals, to performing arts, to holiday celebrations, and more! Popular family events include Enchanted Garden Weekend (August), the Great Pumpkin Trail (October), and Holiday Traditions (November-December). Event tickets required.

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Grow Together with a Workshop or Program

Seasonal Interest: Year-Round

Let your mind grow at the Gardens! We offer over 200 courses and workshops, including the “Into the Wild” series focusing on conservation, nature, trails, and the natural area. Registration required.

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Explore the Natural Playground

Seasonal Interest: Year-Round

Located at RBG Centre, the Natural Playground is a place where children of any age can get outside and play. We have created a play space that supports gross- and fine-motor skill development, imaginative cooperative play, multi-sensory experiential learning, and good old-fashioned fun. Included in your General Admission or Membership.

Experience More Adventure When You're a Member

As Canada's biodiversity hotspot, Royal Botanical Gardens provides its members with a one-of-a-kind experience, harmonizing cultivated gardens and natural landscapes with an entertaining recreation and beauty. History, culture, science, recreation and beauty - we have it all. You can experience it by joining today.

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