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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.

School Programs

At RBG, the foundation of our programs is inquiry-based and experiential learning. We want students to ask questions and follow their curiosity. Our educational field trip programs use active exploration and activities to engage students, and to immerse them in the natural world.

A Message for Educators

We are working hard to be able to support you this year! For over 80 years, Royal Botanical Gardens has been dedicated to creating meaningful learning opportunities for students of all ages. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to offer a variety of programs for school groups, modified to ensure participant safety while remaining as engaging and relevant as ever. Due to regulations and best practices, not all school programs are available for booking and some program elements have been modified to accommodate current health guidelines. All materials that are used in programs are sanitized after use. To ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone involved with our programs RBG will adhere to all regulations as laid out by appropriate governing bodies. As regulations change, we will adapt our programs and practices to be able to continue to provide exceptional experiences. Information about current policies, including masking requirements, will be provided to you preceding the start of your event.

  • Kids Playing With Water Apparatus Credit
  • Girls Walking Down Boardwalk In Marsh Credit
  • Kids Watching Snapping Turtle In Tank Credit
  • High School Group At Fishway Watching Turtle
  • Adventure Challenge Groups Waiting At Start Credit

Programs at RBG

Our programs aim to inspire curiosity, discovery, and connection in a natural setting! Browse our available educational field trip programs to find the best options for your students and curriculum and make a booking request through our online form.

RBG is proud to be able to offer educational programs delivered in French. This service is available for select programs and at the availability of French-language educators. When submitting a program request select “I would like programs delivered in French if possible”. Our education team will follow up and confirm if your requested program is available to be led in French.

Book a Program

Thank you for the overwhelming interest in our programs this fall! We are currently sold out for 2022 school bookings. We are now accepting booking requests for Winter and Spring of 2023.

Make a booking request through our online form. Please note: This form is a request only. Submission of this form does not imply a reservation / booking. RBG will contact you 3-5 days after your request to finalize your trip.

Virtual Field Trip On Screen In Classroom

Virtual Field Trips

No matter where you are, your class can interact with our educators and scientists and explore topics like biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment.

Contact Us

Do you have a question or inquiry that you can’t find an answer to? Give us a call at 905-527-1158 or fill out the form below to ask us a question via email!

Looking to book a program? Submit the program inquiry form instead.

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Trip Feedback

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