Pre-School Programs

Outdoor Education Programs for Little Explorers. Join us throughout the year for fun and games as we explore and learn about our natural world.

Winter Program Pricing and Registration Upcoming Dates
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Special Holiday Program

SOLD OUT - Toddlers ‘n’ Trains

Thursday, December 13, 2018

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; RBG Centre

Back by popular demand! Join us for a fun filled morning to celebrate the holidays at RBG. Mini- conductors can chug their way here for games, scavenger hunts, stories and rides on the RBG Express!

  • Program is developed for children aged 2-5 years old;
  • Program takes place indoors and outdoors. Dress for the weather.
  • Children aged 2-5 years $12. Includes one caregiver per child.
  • Minimum 1 adult per child; maximum 4 children per adult: additional adults per registered child are not permitted.
  • 10% off Member Child Discount for dual membership holders.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Pre-Registration is required;
  • Please Note: this is not a drop off program, you must stay with your child for the duration of the program.

children playing in sandbox

Winter Program

Oaks & Acorns: Nature Play

Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 15 to February 19

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Nature Interpretive Centre

Move, create, and discover during our morning early-years programs for children and caregivers. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays behind the Nature Centre in our newly-designed outdoor nature play space, this nature-based program for 2-5 year-olds is designed to inspire a life-long love of nature and the outdoors. Explore the natural world together through nature walks, storytelling, imaginative and loose parts play, and hands-on discovery in the Arboretum Play Space. Flexible registration permits families to register for a number of sessions, so you can come for a single morning or all through the season.

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Pricing and Registration

  • 15 children per session
  • Pre-Registration is required
  • Please Note: this is not a drop off program, you must stay with your child for the duration of the program
  • $200 per child for 2 programs per week: all programs Tuesdays and Thursdays for the duration of the season
  • $100 per child for 1 program per week: all programs Tuesdays or Thursdays for the duration of the season
  • $18 per child for a single program

All fees include complimentary admission for 1 parent/caregiver. Program fee includes admission to all RBG garden areas for the day.

10% discount for RBG Members.

Program Dates

Winter Registration Opens November 5, 2018
Winter Program Dates Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 15 – Feb 21, 2019
Spring Registration Opens February 4, 2019
Spring Program Dates Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 26 – May 2, 2019


Discovery in the Gardens

Spend some time with our Garden Interpreters to discover plants in a new way.

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children learning in the vegetable garden

Courses and Programs

Learn and grow as a family, with a wide variety of programs that are both entertaining and educational.

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Birthday Parties

Have fun with your child and their friends, and let us take care of the planning.

Birthday Parties