Programs, Workshops, and Experiences

Invest in your health and well-being. Get creative and crafty. Explore the Park and Zoo. Join us for some family fun! We offer a variety of programs, workshops, guided tours, and experiences for adults and children. New programs are added regularily.

Members save 10% on program fees! 
 

Programs & Workshops

Slow Flow Yoga at the Pavilion

Workshop - Slow Flow Yoga at the Pavilion

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, September 28 - November 2

Fee: $112.00 + GST
Member Fee: $100.45 + GST
Date: Wednesdays, September 28 - November 2 (6 sessions)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: The Pavilion at Assiniboine Park 

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Wednesdays, November 9 - December 14

Fee: $112.00 + GST
Member Fee: $100.45 + GST
Date: Wednesdays, November 9 - December 14 (6 sessions)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: The Pavilion at Assiniboine Park 

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Beaded Hoop Earrings Workshop

Workshop - Beaded Hoop Earrings Workshop

Learn to make beautiful, beaded hoop earrings! In this workshop, participants will bead a pair of 1.25-inch diameter golden hoop earrings, learning the ladder stitch technique, and using autumn inspired colours.

Fee: $70.00 + GST
Member Fee: $63.00 + GST
Date: Sunday, October 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Acorn Room, Qualico Family Centre (330 Assiniboine Park Drive)

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Workshop Facilitator
Shannon Tara Kraichy (she/her) is a Métis artist, facilitator, and anti-racism educator from Winnipeg. She has been beading and creating with fur and leather since 2016, and started her business, Waabishki Miigwan Creations, in January 2020.

Online registration closes Friday, October 14 at 12:00 p.m.

Journeys Through The Zoo

Workshop - Journeys Through The Zoo

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 Zoo's most famed exhibit: Journey to Churchill.

Led by an Educator Coordinator, we explore arctic animals and earth friendly themes while building community through reminiscing, sensory and group activities. We spend time indoors and outdoor so please dress for the weather and walking.

Themes in the Journey Through the Zoo series include:

  • A Changing Arctic: Polars and Seals
  • Built for a Life on the Tundra: Muskox, Reindeer, Arctic Fox
  • Connections to the Land: Cultural and artistic connections to the arctic animals
  • What can the Zoo Do?: Celebrating conservation and research

Date: Tuesdays, September 13 - October 4 (4 sessions)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fee: $105.00 + GST
Member Fee: $94.50 + GST
Location: Special Events Gate (54 Zoo Drive, old zoo entrance)

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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.

Zoo Tots - Squawkers & Screamers | Oct 12 - Nov 2

Workshop - Zoo Tots - Squawkers & Screamers | Oct 12 - Nov 2

This session is sold out.

These wildly interactive classes encourage a child’s natural curiosity about the world. We explore nature, art, plants and animals through activities. We provide the snacks and oodles of fun! For children ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner. Please dress for the weather as we will spend time outdoors visiting animals in the Zoo.

Themes in the Squawkers & Screamers series include:

  • Red Pandas
  • Spiders
  • Halloween Party
  • Gibbons

Date: Wednesdays, October 12 - November 2 (4 Sessions)
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fee: $85.00 + GST
Member Fee: $76.50 + GST
Location: Zoo Education Centre - 54 Zoo Drive

Only one adult per child, please. Babies are welcome.

Zoo Tots - Zoo Friends | Nov 9 - 30

Workshop - Zoo Tots - Zoo Friends | Nov 9 - 30

This session is sold out.

These wildly interactive classes encourage a child’s natural curiosity about the world. We explore nature, art, plants and animals through activities. We provide the snacks and oodles of fun! For children ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner. Please dress for the weather as we will spend time outdoors visiting animals in the Zoo.

Themes in the Zoo Friends series include:

  • Furry Friends
  • Vets & Keepers
  • Fox and the Hound
  • Reindeer

Date: Wednesdays, November 9 - 30 (4 Sessions)
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fee: $85.00 + GST
Member Fee: $76.50 + GST
Location: Zoo Education Centre - 54 Zoo Drive

Only one adult per child, please. Babies are welcome.

Fit Together - Stroller Fitness

Workshop - Fit Together - Stroller Fitness

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.

Classes meet at the Duck Pond shelter in Assiniboine Park. 

September / October Sessions

Date: Mondays, September 12 - October 24 (6 classes, no class Oct. 10)
Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Fee: $84 + GST

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Date: Wednesdays, September 7 - October 19 (7 classes)
Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Fee: $98 + GST

This session is sold out

 

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.

Fit Together - Parent & Baby Pilates

Workshop - Fit Together - Parent & Baby Pilates

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. 

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. 

September / October Session

Date: Tuesdays September 6 - October 18 (7 weeks)
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fee: $98 + GST
Location: Acorn Room, Qualico Family Centre (330 Assiniboine Park Drive)

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November / December Session

Date: Tuesdays, November 1 - December 13 (7 weeks)
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fee: $98 + GST
Location: Acorn Room, Qualico Family Centre (330 Assiniboine Park Drive)

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Instructor: Kelly Kennedy

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

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

Nature Tots - Fall Fun

Workshop - Nature Tots - Fall Fun

This program is sold out.

These wildly interactive classes encourage a child’s natural curiosity about the world. We explore nature, art, plants and animals through hands-on activities and oodles of fun! For children ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner. Please dress for the weather as we will spend time outdoors visiting the areas in the park.

Themes in the Fall Fun series include:

  • Squirrels
  • Forests and Trees
  • Migration
  • Fall Time Harvest

Date: Wednesdays, September 14 - October 5 (4 Sessions)
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fee: $80.00 + GST
Member Fee: $72.00 + GST
Location: Acorn Room - Qualico Family Centre

Only one adult per child, please. Babies are welcome. Indoor stroller parking is limited.

Guided Tours & Experiences

Behind the Scenes Zoo Experiences

 - Behind the Scenes Zoo Experiences

Behind the Scenes Zoo Experiences

Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience behind the scenes at Assiniboine Park Zoo! We'll bring visitors up close with some of the Zoo's most charismatic creatures including polar bears, tigers, harbour seals, and snow leopards! Experiences are guided by our Zoo educators and animal care professionals. 

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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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