Programs, Workshops, and Tours

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

These programs and tours are designed for individuals, couples, friends, families, and small groups who want to dive deeper into the world of animals, plants, and nature! Looking for a guided tour for a corporate group, travel group, or other larger group? Click here to learn about group tours. 

Programs & Workshops

Programs and workshops take place in gorgeous settings surrounded by nature in Assiniboine Park, the Zoo, and The Leaf. Members save 10% on program fees! If you are unable to register online, click here for additional registration options.

Winter Containers with Assiniboine Park

Workshop - Winter Containers with Assiniboine Park

Get your home ready for the holidays!

Participants will be guided by Assiniboine Park's Horticulture Supervisor, Rhonda Halliday, on how to best arrange a winter container that can be proudly displayed outdoors. Fresh and fragrant greens like cedar, Douglas fir and red dogwood will be used along with other special accents.

Your take-home arrangement will be made in a plastic 10" pot that can easily be inserted into your own decorative pot or container you have at home.

Date: Saturday, December 2
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Tannis Richardson Indoor Classroom at the Leaf
Fee: $95 + GST Members receive 10% off program fees


Beaded Winter Ornament Workshop

Workshop - Beaded Winter Ornament Workshop

In this beginner-friendly beading workshop, participants will bead a 2.5” diameter ornament, learning flat-stitch and edging techniques. Participants will have a variety of beads to work with and create their own unique snowflake pattern.

Based on feedback from previous beading workshops, this workshop is 4 hours to allow time to finish the project and will have a reduced class size to accommodate a more intimate learning experience and instruction time.

Workshop participants must be over 16 years of age.

Date: Sunday, December 10
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Tannis Richardson Indoor Classroom at the Leaf
Fee: $75 + GST Members receive 10% off program fees


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 2021.

Zoo Tots - Summer Strolls & Winter Wanders

Workshop - Zoo Tots - Summer Strolls & Winter Wanders

These wildly interactive classes encourage a child’s natural curiosity about the world. We explore nature, art, plants, and animals through activities!

We provide snacks and oodles of fun! For children ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner. The Summer Strolls & Winter Wanders themes include horses, tigers, turtles, and polar bears.

Please dress for the weather as we will spend time outdoors visiting animals in the Zoo.

Date:  Wednesdays, November 15 - December 6, 2023 (4 Sessions)
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fee: $100.00 + GST
Member Fee: $90.00 + GST
Location: Zoo Education Centre - 54 Zoo Drive


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

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 experience levels. Jackie has been connected to the Park all her life, growing up close to the park, and as an animal care supervisor, she is proud to call the Zoo her career for almost 20 years.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Wednesdays September 6 - October 25 (8 Sessions)
  • Wednesdays November 1 - December 20 (7 sessions, no class November 8) 

8 Sessions $128.00 +GST
7 Sessions $112.00 + GST

Member Fee:
8 Sessions $115.20 + GST
7 Sessions $100.80 + GST

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: The Pavilion at Assiniboine Park

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Members, please use the monthly member discount code at checkout.

The Living Well Program

Workshop - The Living Well Program

The Living Well Program enables people living with mild to moderate signs of dementia and their care partners to reap the social and well-being benefits of engaging with plants with the guidance of a practitioner of horticulture therapy.

We cultivate a dementia-friendly community with sensory plant-based activities, fostering social engagement, and guided explorations of The Leaf and outdoor gardens when the weather permits. Every session includes refreshments. All sizes of green and brown thumbs are welcome.

This is a community partner program with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

Date:  Tuesdays, November 7 - 28, 2023 (4 sessions)
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Location: Tannis Richardson Indoor Classroom at The Leaf
Fee per pair: $110 + GST Members receive 10% off program fees

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Booking & Cancellation Policies

  • Registration fees are non-refundable (unless the program or tour is cancelled by Assiniboine Park Conservancy).
  • Pre-registration and payment for programs and workshops is encouraged to ensure we have sufficient staff and materials for attendees. Sorry, we cannot accept walk-ups for programs and workshops unless otherwise specified. Walk-ups are welcome for tours, space permitting.
  • Programs and 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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