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.

Spring Program Pricing and Registration Upcoming Dates
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Late Spring Program

Oaks & Acorns: Nature Play

Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 14 to June 20

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, Wednesdays 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 / $100 per child for 1 program per week
  • $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

Late Spring Registration Opens April 29, 2019
Late Spring Program Dates Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 14 to June 20, 2019


Discovery in the Gardens

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

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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