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Reduced Hours during Winter Wonders: RBG Centre and Hendrie Park will close at 4 p.m. during Winter Wonders (final admission 3 p.m.). Timed-tickets required to access these areas for the evening Winter Wonders experience.

Winter Exhibit

Winter Exhibit: Frogs!

January 20 to April 16, 2023; RBG Centre
A time-ticketed exhibit

They’re Back!

Make some new amphibi-friends and with daily animal encounters, special school and youth programs, After Dark 19+ events and more! Great for the whole family from toddlers to grandparents.

Frogs – a Chorus of Colours is produced by Peeling Productions

  • Borneo eared frog climbs glass, belly to the camera
  • Green frog sitting in an enclosure with a blue background and light coloured rocks
  • An ornate horned frog lurks among moss, most of its very large body hidden, eyes sitting atop its very round and flat body
  • Waxy monkey frog perched on a piece of wood - frog is light green in colour with a wide mouth and thick crests along the head over the eyes, with a slightly amused expression
  • Tiny black and bright blue poison dart frog

Note: images are from the 2018 exhibit. Available species for 2023 will vary – check back!

Winter Exhibit Timed-Tickets

Check back mid-January for tickets! Sign up for email event notifications to be the first to know.

This is a time-ticketed exhibition and pre-registration is required. Your ticket includes admission to the gardens during the day! Upon purchasing, you will be required to select a date and entry timeslot.

When planning your visit, please note that you may arrive at any time within the hour timeslot selected at registration. Staggered arrival times help RBG to offer a better overall experience by reducing lineups at entry. 

Category Ticket Price
Adult $19.50
Senior* $16.50
Student** $16.50
Child age 4 to 12 $11.50
Infant / Toddler age 0 to 3 FREE
(registration still required)
Family Pass
(2 adults and up to 2 children under age 18)
$44.00
RBG Members FREE
(registration still required)
  • All prices are subject to HST and applicable service charges 
  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale. After a purchase is complete, the tickets are the property of the ticket holder, and RBG will be unable to accommodate any date or time changes.
  • General admission discounts and coupons are not applicable to this ticketed event.
  • *RBG considers a senior to be a person of 65+ years of age.
  • **Student tickets valid for age 13 to 17, or post-secondary students with a valid student I.D.
  • RBG Members must present membership card upon entry.

Members, if you are no longer available to attend your selected date and time, we ask that you cancel your order with at least 24 hours notice, to allow others the opportunity to visit Under the Canopy. Please do not book further timeslots without canceling your original order. Thank you.

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Discovery @ RBG

view from second floor looking down into families seating in the theatre watching an animal show

Exhibit Shows and Activities Schedule

Join us for interactive programs and activities to extend your rainforest adventure. Watch our website and social media for special programs offered weekends and holidays (including P.A. Days).

*Weekday programming runs Monday to Friday except on Halton and Hamilton P.A. Days, holidays, and March Break when the weekend schedule will apply.

RBG Centre at Royal Botanical Gardens

Find this event at the RBG Centre, 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON.

Exhibit F.A.Q.s

Have a question about RBG’s winter exhibit? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158.

Tickets

Winter exhibit is included in general admission! Tickets must be pre-purchased online. Timed-ticket entry required.

Winter exhibit is included in your RBG Membership, registration still required. Become a member for unlimited visits to the garden all year long! Members must present membership card upon entry.

What is included?

Purchasing General Admission tickets gives you access to the winter exhibit Under the Canopy during your registered time. Food, drink, and purchases at Shop at the Gardens are available for additional costs.

General Admission also provides access to RBG’s other spaces for the same day (see seasonal hours).

  • Indoor Mediterranean Garden & Seasonal Displays at RBG Centre
  • The historic Rock Garden
  • A parking pass for use at RBG Trailheads (available at the RBG Centre kiosk upon request)

Additional activities may be available for an additional cost. See the full calendar to learn more about what’s happening during your visit.

Arrival / Entry

When planning your visit, please note that you may arrive at any time within your timeslot (indicated on your ticket). Different arrival times allows RBG to offer a better overall experience by reducing lineups. You can expect to spend approximately 1 hour at this experience. When you arrive at RBG Centre (680 Plains Road W., Burlington) for your start time you will be greeted by our staff team who will check you in and direct you to the exhibit.

You will be required to present your pre-purchased tickets upon arrival, either printed out or digitally on your personal device. Each ticket will be scanned. The confirmation receipt is not a ticket. Your tickets were sent to you as an attachment in the confirmation e-mail you received after booking.

Food & Drink

The Greenhouse Café will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are not required but are highly recommended, especially for weekends, holidays, or larger groups.

Directions & Parking

This event is held inside RBG Centre at 680 Plains Road W. Burlington Ontario. Parking is included, available in the large lot at RBG Centre. 

RBG Centre is located along bus routes for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance.

See directions and parking for more details.

Accessibility

RBG Centre is accessible, with a ramp and elevators. Accessible parking spaces are available outside RBG Centre.

RBG welcomes the use of personal assistive devices that allow visitors to enjoy our facilities and services. RBG has a limited number of wheelchairs available for loan at the RBG Centre. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come basis and may not be reserved in advance. It is recommended that guests bring their own wheelchairs.

Learn more about Accessibility at RBG. If you have any further questions about accessibility at this event please contact us by phone (905-527-1158) or by email at info@rbg.ca.

Pets & Service Animals

With the exception of service animals, personal dogs/cats/animals are not permitted in RBG’s indoor spaces.

Pets are welcome in RBG’s outdoor spaces during regular operating hours so long as they remain leashed. Please be responsible and clean up after your pets.

What do I do if I feel ill?

As part of our commitment and shared responsibility for the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, we ask that event attendees perform a self-assessment to help reduce the spread of COVID – 19 prior to entering the event. Should you feel ill please stay home and contact your health care provider. Your tickets can be transferred to other family members or friends (no transfer fee required). 

Ontario COVID-19 Self-Assessment

How to cancel a free member order?

  1. Go to your order
  2. Log in to your Eventbrite account. Then go to “Tickets” and click on your order.
  3. Choose “Cancel Order”.
    1. Desktop — Select ‘Cancel Order” (next to your order details). Then choose “Yes, cancel this order”.
    2. Eventbrite app — Select the three-dot menu in the upper right corner and tap “Cancel order”.
  4. Check for an email from Eventbrite.

Terms & Conditions

Tickets purchased to the winter exhibit, Under the Canopy, are final sale and non-refundable. Tickets for this experience can be transferred to someone else if you can no longer attend the experience. Please keep your tickets and confirmation: it is proof of your purchase and allows entry into the experience.

Liability: RBG assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to property, or for personal injury or mishap; all activities are at the risk of the participant.

Filming/Photography Release: Please be advised that all photos, audio-video, and static images taken at this experience may be used for exhibit, reproduction, and/or distribution for RBG related promotional use, including all forms of print, television advertisement, social media and /or website display. In consideration of your participation as a guest or attendee of this experience, you authorize Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use such photos and images under their sole discretion. Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns are released without limitation of any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

By purchasing tickets and participating in this experience on RBG properties, you are agreeing to the above release for yourself, and on behalf of your guests.

Support Conservation at RBG

These conservation projects are possible thanks to the generous support of RBG Members and donors. With a donation to Growing up Green, you can ensure an active, vibrant and healthy future for the children of today and tomorrow through our horticultural and conservation projects.