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.

'Go with your Gut' Fermentation Workshop

Workshop - 'Go with your Gut' Fermentation Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the science, safety, and health benefits of fermented food, including ways to include these nutritious preserves in your meals.

The class will make a jar of simple sauerkraut to take home, along with a booklet recapping the process and recipes to encourage participants on their fermentation adventures after the workshop.

Date: Thursday, March 14
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Tannis Richardson Indoor Classroom at the Leaf, free parking at The Leaf
Fee: $50 + GST per person 
Members receive 10% off program fees

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Kim Bialkoski has loved cooking and gardening since she was a child, and those passions came together many years ago when she first taught herself how to pickle, jam, and preserve the labours of the summer's work. She went on to launch Flora & Farmer, a gourmet preserves company, and Preserve, a storefront and facility dedicated to producing and selling her preserves, as well as dozens of other local food companies' products. After 10 years and many, many thousands of jars, she recently hung up her apron and has been spending her days digging in the garden, riding her bike, and enjoying the local music scene.

Beaded Earrings Workshop

Workshop - Beaded Earrings Workshop

Learn to make beautiful beaded earrings in this beginner-friendly class. Inspired by the vibrant colours of the display biome, participants will learn a variety of stitching techniques. 

This workshop is 3 hours to allow time to finish the project, with a small class size to accommodate a more intimate learning experience.

Workshop participants must be over 16 years of age.

Please register by Friday, March 15 at noon.

Date: Sunday, March 17
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: 145 The Leaf Way, Tannis M Richardson Indoor Classroom
Fee: $75 + GST
Members receive 10% off program fees

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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.

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, January 3 - February 14 (7 sessions)
  • Wednesdays, February 28 - April 24 (8 sessions, no class March 27)
  • Wednesdays, May 1 - June 19 (8 sessions)

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

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

Zoo Tots - From Head to Tail

Workshop - Zoo Tots - From Head to Tail

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! Themes in the Head to Tail series include teeth, legs, horns & antlers, and tails.

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.

Date:  Wednesdays, January 31 - February 21 (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

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

Zoo Tots - Swing, Swim, & Soar

Workshop - Zoo Tots - Swing, Swim, & Soar

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 activities. We provide snacks and oodles of fun! Themes in the Swing, Swim & Soar series include climbers, fliers, camels, swimmers & seals.

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.

Date: Wednesdays, February 28 - March 20 (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

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

Zoo Tots - Traveling Tots

Workshop - Zoo Tots - Traveling Tots

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 activities. We provide snacks and oodles of fun! Themes in the Traveling Tots series include rainforests, Asia, prairies, and the Arctic.

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.

Date:  Wednesdays, April 3-24 (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

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

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, January 23 - February 27, 2024 (6 sessions)
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Location: Tannis Richardson Indoor Classroom at The Leaf
Fee per pair: $165 + 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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