This Weekend at RBG: February 24 and 25

There's always something new at RBG! Check back each week for an updated list of tours, events, classes, entertainment, and more! For information on future weekends and the weekday schedule, check out the RBG visitor events calendar.

Frogs! A Ribbiting Exhibition

Winter Exhibit: Frogs!

January 20 to April 15

Frogs! introduces visitors to the amazing and colorful world of anurans – the frogs. Although most people have no aversion to frogs, their beauty and elegance are often overlooked. These amphibians are among the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing, and adaptively remarkable life forms on earth. If you’ve never thought of frogs as beautiful, this exhibition will change your mind! Learn More >>


Discover and Learn

closeup of pink and white orchid bloom

Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale

February 24 and 25

Saturday: noon to 5 p.m.; RBG Centre
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; RBG Centre
Photographers: Sunday 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The Annual Show showcases the beauty and diversity of orchids. Judged by the American Orchid Society, it features orchid displays by societies and growers from across Canada and the USA. There are also exhibits of flower arrangements, painting, photographs and plant sales. Learn More >>

 Included in General Admission or Membership

Jennifer Bowman headshot

Special Guest: Jennifer Bowman


1 p.m.; RBG Centre

TOPIC: The Invasive Common Reed Join us each Sunday for a new special guest, and to learn about everyone's favourite amphibians and their habitats. Learn More >>

 Included in General Admission or Membership

puppet show

Puppet Show

Saturday and Sunday

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.; RBG Centre

Come for a ribbiting show. Hear and see the animals tell their own tales, and learn what makes them so special. Intended for younger audiences.

 Included in General Admission or Membership

holding a toad

Meet the Animals Show

Saturday and Sunday

11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Join us for an intimate encounter with a few of Ontario’s native amphibians and reptiles, ask questions, and get hands-on with our special guest.

 Included in General Admission or Membership

reading a storybook in front of a crowd


Saturday and Sunday

12:30 to 12:45 p.m.; RBG Centre

Stop by for a hopping good time as we read our frogs themed stories and learn more about these amazing animals! Suited for younger audiences.

 Included in General Admission or Membership

walking a snowy path

Outdoor Walk

Saturday and Sunday

1:30 to 2 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Have you ever wondered what the turtles and frogs that live in our wetlands do in the winter? Join us for a 30-minute guided walk in Hendrie Park to learn more about winter in our wetlands. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Meet in the Hendrie Park Tunnel (enter through RBG Centre).

 Included in General Admission or Membership

children learning in a circle

Discovery Show

Saturday and Sunday

3:30 to 3:50 p.m.; RBG Centre

Join an interpreter as they take you through an engaging demonstration about frog adaptations. All Ages.

 Included in General Admission or Membership


Get Active

group winter hiking

Back to Nature Hikes

Each Sunday

2 p.m.; Location Rotates

Each Sunday of the month our volunteer Back to Nature hike leaders offer free hikes through the vast ecosystems of RBG’s lands, allowing people to familiarize themselves with the area so they can continue to explore with their friends and family. Learn More >>


February 25: Cootes South Shore; meet at the Aviary parking lot on Oak Knoll Drive, Hamilton

 FREE HIKE! Parking charges apply



What's In Bloom

fushia primrose

What's in Bloom at RBG

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Across RBG

Take a self-guided tour, and see what flowers and plants are at their peak across RBG Gardens and Nature Sanctuaries. Learn More >>

small white flowers on a bush

Plant of the Week

Mexican Shrimp Plant; RBG Centre

Check back each week to discover the history and features of a selected plant before coming out to see it in person. Learn More >>