Workshops

Learn something new at Assiniboine Park and Zoo!

Invest in your health and well-being. Get creative and crafty. Join us for some family fun! We offer a variety of classes and seasonal workshops for adults and children throughout the year.

Classes include: yoga, creative arts, DIY, fitness and wellness, painting, children's education, and more! New classes are added regularily.

Members save 10% on program fees!

Zoo Photography

Workshop - Zoo Photography

Zoo Photography

Join us for an early morning photo session and capture the Zoo as it comes to life! This is a rare opportunity to develop your photography skills when the animals are most active and the Zoo is still closed to the public. Wayne Hewitt, an experienced freelance and Zoo photographer, will be your expert guide. Wayne will share techniques for taking stunning photos of animals in their enclosures including proper camera settings and tips for framing, composition, and taking advantage of available light.

Please bring your own camera and dress for the weather. Participants are welcome to stay in the Zoo after the workshop.

Location: Assiniboine Park Zoo - meet at the Special Events Entrance located inside the Park at 54 Zoo Drive.

Fee: $85.00 + GST
Member Fee: $76.50 + GST

Dates and Times

  • Saturday, June 11 | 6:30 am - 9:30 am 
  • Saturday, August 20 | 6:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Saturday, September 17 | 7:00 am - 10:00 am

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Slow Flow Yoga at the Pavilion | April - June

Workshop - Slow Flow Yoga at the Pavilion | April - June

Registration for this session is now closed. 

Instructor Jackie Enberg is certified in Vinyasa Flow and Restorative yoga. In this class we will practice a Slow Flow with restorative pauses/poses. This class is accessible to students of all experiences levels. Jackie has been connected to the Park all her life, growing up close to the park, and as an animal care supervisor, is proud to call the Zoo her career for almost 20 years. 
 

Wednesdays, April 20 - June 22

Fee: $140.00 + GST
Member Fee: $126.00 + GST
Date: Wednesdays, April 20 - June 22 (10 sessions)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: The Pavilion at Assiniboine Park 

Journeys Through The Zoo | Tuesdays, May 3 - 24

Workshop - Journeys Through The Zoo | Tuesdays, May 3 - 24

Registration for this program is now closed.

Journeys Through the Zoo is an engaging program designed for people living with early to moderate symptoms of dementia and their care partners to explore Assiniboine Park and Zoo's attractions.

This series is a comfortable blend of socialization and recreation with engaging sensory activities, reminiscing prompts, and guided tours and presentations in a supportive environment. Snacks and coffee / teas included.

Themes in the Journey Through the Zoo series include:

  • Aunt Sally's Farm
  • Animals and Plants of the Rainforest
  • Journey to Churchill
  • English Garden

Fee: $105.00 + GST
Member Fee: $94.50 + GST
Date: Tuesdays, May 3 - 24 (4 sessions)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Enter at the Zoo Special Events Gate (54 Zoo Drive)

Journeys Through the Zoo is a joint offering of Assiniboine Park Zoo and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. It allows people with dementia and their care partners to try new experiences in a supportive environment.

*To accommodate physical distancing, please only one accompanying care partner per adult participant.

Fit Together - Parent & Baby Pilates

Workshop - Fit Together - Parent & Baby Pilates

Registration for this program is now closed.

Get a full-body, low impact workout with baby by your side with our Parent & Baby Pilates class. Our welcoming easy-going environment allows you to meet other parents and babies and enjoy the benefits of postnatal exercise. Experience more energy, less aches and pains, stronger muscles for parenting, less risk of postpartum depression and more. Parent & Baby Pilates class includes core and pelvic floor awareness, strength, stretching and relaxation segments, all designed for postpartum, plus some fun baby rhymes at the end. 

May classes may move outdoors on warm days. Please dress for the weather. 

All fitness levels are welcome. Participants should be 4+ weeks postpartum (6 weeks for caesareans). Recommended for pre-mobile babies. All instructors are certified pre / postnatal fitness specialists. 

Wednesdays, May 11 - June 22

Date: Wednesdays, May 11 - June 22 (7 weeks)
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fee: $98 + GST
Location: Acorn Room, Qualico Family Centre (330 Assiniboine Park Drive)


Instructor: Kelly Kennedy

Click here to complete an online postnatal intake form before your first class.

Masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces and optional when exercising indoors.

Please Note: Member discount does not apply to programs run by independent third parties.

Fit Together - Stroller Fitness

Workshop - Fit Together - Stroller Fitness

Registration for these sessions is now closed.

Get a full-body workout in the fresh air with our Stroller Fitness class. Our welcoming easy-going environment allows you to tend to your baby, meet other parents and babies, and enjoy the benefits of postnatal exercise. Experience more energy, less aches and pains, stronger muscles, lowered risk of postpartum depression and more. Stroller Fitness class is a mobile class with cardio, strength, core and stretching segments, plus fun baby rhymes at the end.

All fitness levels and trimesters are welcome. Postnatal participants should be 4+ weeks postpartum or 6 weeks for caesareans. Open to all ages of stroller-aged babies and tots. Mobile babies and tots should remain in their strollers/carriers/arms until core work. All instructors are certified pre/postnatal fitness specialists.

May / June Sessions

Date: Mondays, May 9 - June 27 (7 classes) No class May 23, Victoria Day SOLD OUT
Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Fee: $98 + GST
Location: Duck Pond Shelter

Date: Wednesdays, May 11 - June 22 (7 classes)
Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Fee: $98 + GST
Location: Duck Pond Shelter

Date: Fridays, May 13 - June 24 (7 classes) SOLD OUT
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fee: $98 + GST
Location: Duck Pond Shelter

 

Online postnatal intake form must be completed before your first class.

Classes take place outdoors, rain or shine. Please meet at the Duck Pond Shelter near the Riley Family Duck Pond. In the event of extreme rain, class location to be determined. Details to follow from instructor. 

Please Note: Member discount does not apply to programs run by independent third parties.

 

Register for a Workshop or Program

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Booking & Cancellation Policies

  • Registration fees are non-refundable (unless the program is cancelled by Assiniboine Park Conservancy).
  • Pre-registration and payment is encouraged to ensure we have sufficient staff and materials for attendees. Sorry, we cannot accept walk-ups unless otherwise specified.
  • Workshops are subject to demand. If enrollment is insufficient, Assiniboine Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel a workshop up to one week in advance.

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