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.

Bevvies, Bites & Hot Summer Nights

Workshop - Bevvies, Bites & Hot Summer Nights

Summer nights should be savoured.

Join us for a delightful evening in The Kitchen Garden at The Leaf, where you'll immerse yourself in the world of herbs and heirloom veggies. Throughout the evening you can take part in guided garden tours, learn about what's growing in our Kitchen Garden, and savour the taste of authentic focaccia baked in our wood fire oven courtesy of Winnipeg Bread's Jared Ozuk. Each evening we will feature a performance by a local musician, adding a melodic touch to your garden experience. Whether you're a gardening enthusiast or a food lover, this event promises to nourish your body and soul.

Included in your ticket:
-admission to the Kitchen Garden Experience
-admission to the biomes
-focaccia tasting

Cash Bar will be available. 

Dates: July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: $32 + GST, members receive 10% off program fees
Location: Kitchen Garden, Mediterranean Biome


July 10: TBC

July 24: Alyssa and Dane, a dynamic musical duo, blend their talents seamlessly, offering a musical experience that spans genres and resonates with audiences of all ages. Whether performing heartfelt originals or reimagined classics, Alyssa and Dane deliver an unforgettable evening of music, perfect for any occasion.

Aug 7:Justin Stadnyk, a proud Winnipegger and seasoned performer in the world of musical theatre, has graced stages across Canada and delighted local audiences with his performances for the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Rainbow Stage, Dry Cold Productions, and Winnipeg Jewish Theatre. 

Aug 21: Alyssa and Nathaniel first crossed paths in their roles as Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz" at Rainbow Stage. When they aren't captivating audiences in Winnipeg, Alyssa is enchanting crowds on one of the world's largest cruise ships while Nathaniel performs as the lead vocalist of the Love Letters. Together, they also lend their voices to the vibrant sounds of new band, Prairie Hearts.


Facilitated in partnership with Winnipeg Bread

Jared Ozuk of Winnipeg Bread is a bread instructor with over 20 years of baking experience. He has worked in commercial bakeries and is a home baking enthusiast. His passion for bread is contagious and he loves passing that baking passion on to others. Jared specializes in artisan and sourdough bread, pizza, and sweet dough.

Tours & Experiences

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! 

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 you up close with some of the Zoo's most charismatic creatures including polar bears, Amur tigers, harbour seals, cougars, and snow leopards! Experiences are guided by our Zoo educators and animal care professionals. 


Journey to Churchill Tour | Assiniboine Park Zoo

 - Journey to Churchill Tour | Assiniboine Park Zoo

Prepare to connect with the Churchill landscape as we tour our Journey to Churchill exhibit in search of polar bears and other tundra animals. Your visit will take you through our Gateway to the Arctic building where we will learn about how the climate is changing around Churchill and then go in search of action steps that we can use here at home to help Manitoba bears.

After the tour, you are welcome to continue exploring the Zoo at your own pace. 

10:00 am, Sunday, July 14, 2024
10:00 am, Sunday, Aug 11, 2024

Fee: $5 plus Zoo admission

Tour length is 60 minutes.

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Please note: children two years of age and under are free. Please add a $0 infant ticket for each child aged two and under.

Gardens at The Leaf

 - Gardens at The Leaf

Join us for a guided tour that will captivate your senses and bring you closer to nature. The six outdoor gardens at The Leaf all tell a story of how people connect with plants and how they bring meaning to our lives. Let us take you on a relaxed stroll through the gardens where you will learn the stories of each garden; the Indigenous Peoples Garden, Kitchen Garden, Sensory Garden, Performance Garden, Johnston Family Seasonal Garden, and The Grove.


9:30 am, Friday, July 12, 2024

10:00 am, Sunday, July 28, 2024

9:30 am, Friday, Aug 9, 2024

10:00 am, Sunday, Aug 25, 2024

Fee: $20 + GST, Members $15 (includes admission to the Leaf)

90 minutes

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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.

Interested in hosting a program or workshop at Assiniboine Park, the Zoo, or The Leaf?

Please click here to fill out our expression of interest form and a member of our Education & Programs team will reach out to you soon. 

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