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Learn about our animals from the people who know them best! Our summer schedule includes 13 Zoo Chats offered daily from May long weekend through the September long weekend.
  • May & June (Saturday May 18 - Friday June 28)
  • July (Saturday June 29 - Friday August 2)
  • August & September (Saturday August 3 - Monday September 9)

butterflies and bees

Butterflies & Bees Oh My! - August 17 &18

Did you know there are over 1,000 species of pollinating insects in Canada?! Pollinators are an important part of our ecosystem. Visit us this weekend and you’ll learn about what bees, butterflies, beetles and other insects do support plants, people, and other animal species. Plus, we’ll celebrate National Honey Bee Day on August 17th.

All activities will take place at the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden.

Meet a Master Gardener | 10:00 - 4:00
Learn about the benefits of having bees in your garden!

Decorative Rock Craft | 11:00 - 2:00
Make a decorative rock for your garden and get tips on how to attract butterflies and bees to your own garden!

Face Painting | 11:00 - 2:00
Get a bee, butterfly, or flower painted on your face!

Butterfly Safari Zoo Chat | 10:00
Learn about the butterflies at the Zoo from the people that know them best!

Plus visit the Monarch Teacher Network at the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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PARKS CANADA at the ZOO - July 2 - August 30

Riding Mountain National Park: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
Discover Riding Mountain National Park while visiting the zoo! This national park is a great destination for viewing wildlife and an important ecological sanctuary for many of the forest and grassland species found at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Wapusk National Park: Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Wapusk National Park protects one of the earth’s largest polar bear denning areas, and is home to the Cape Churchill Caribou Herd. This park, on the shores of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba, is an important natural laboratory, attracting researchers from around the world.
  • MONDAYS | 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
  • TUESDAYS | 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
  • WEDNESDAYS | 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
  • THURSDAYS | 9:30 AM TO 4:30 PM
  • FRIDAYS | 9:30 AM TO 4:30 PM
  • SATURDAYS | 9:30 AM TO 4:30 PM