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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 nearly 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 types 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. To ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone involved with our programs we require everyone who is involved with a program to wear a face covering for the duration of the program. Currently, indoor spaces are not available for use. All materials that are used in programs are sanitized after use.

  • 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

Book a Program

Make a booking request through our online form.

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

Have you been on an educational field trip already? Tell us about your experience!