Schools & Groups
Assiniboine Park and Zoo educational programs connect people with nature and inspire them to be environmental stewards.
Assiniboine Park offers curriculum-linked, interdisciplinary programs for students in Pre-K through Grade 12. Our early years programs encourage children to connect with the amazing diversity found in nature and progress into more action-based classes at the middle and senior year’s level. All programs incorporate learning objectives in science with connections to arts, culture, language, social studies and others. Many programs include hands-on activities and different styles of learning are encouraged through story, music, verbal presentations, tours and team work. Our programs can also be tailored for Scouts and Guides at all levels.
Please select from the options below to learn more about available programs, then contact us to request a booking. Homeschool program options coming soon!
Please click here to read our school and group policies and more important information prior to your visit.
Please review our COVID-19 response page for the most updated information before your visit. Additional information regarding groups and our COVID-19 response will be provided upon booking.
Group Funding Programs
As part of our mandate to create accessible programming, we have secured funding to assist qualifying Manitoba schools and child care centres with admission and program fees. Some schools and child care centres may also qualify for a subsidy for a portion of their transportation costs to Assiniboine Park and Zoo.
If your class or child care centre is in need of field trip financial assistance and may be considered rural or low socio-economic school/centre, please fill the appropriate application from below:
- Field Trip Funding Program - Application Form - Registered Daycares
- Field Trip Funding Program - Application Form - Schools
- Field Trip Funding Program – Application Form – Community Groups
Self Guided Zoo Visit
Reduced rates are available for schools for self-guided Zoo visits.
More information on Self-Guided Zoo Visits
Can't come to us, we'll come to you! Our Outreach Programs include workshops for children of all ages, adults and seniors.
More information on Outreach Programs
Guided walking tours are available for groups year-round at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Tours are 45 to 90 minutes in length and require a minimum of 12 people.
More information on Guided Tours