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Sundays at the Garden


PLEASE NOTE: Programs are not offered August 28 & September 4, and the schedule may not be the same during our Special Family Day programs.

Regular Schedule:
Sundays, May 1 - August 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sundays, September 11 - November 27, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Activities may include: 

Bird Watching - every second Sunday, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
• Nature Hike - every Sunday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
• Meet the Critters - every Sunday, 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
• Duck Feeding - every Sunday, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
• Story Time - every Sunday, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Fee: General admission
FREE for members of the Friends of the Garden and MUN students.

Sunday Morning Nature Hike: Explore Newfoundland barrens, boreal forest, or bog as you hike one of our nature trails with education staff. Learn about Newfoundland plants and animals while you enjoy plenty of fresh air and exercise. Meet in the field centre at 10 a.m. This program is suitable for people of all ages who can walk for at least 1 hour. The nature trails are not wheelchair accessible.

Sunday Afternoon Family Programs: Offered Sunday afternoons, 2 - 4 p.m. Programs may include:

Meet the Critters: Be sure to drop by the classroom at 2 p.m. to meet our critters, including Squirt the red-eared slider turtle, our composting worms and more. Learn all about their far-away native habitats and find out why some of these visitors don’t always make good pets for everyone.

Arts & Crafts: This program may take place outdoors, depending on the weather. You and your family are invited to create some theme-related crafts, play some games and participate in some fun activities.

Story Time / Puppet Shows: This program may take place outdoors, depending on the weather. Join our education staff for story time, a sing-a-long or a puppet show.

Nature Hike to Oxen Pond/Duck Feeding: Education staff will lead you on a leisurely guided stroll along the exploration trail, down to Oxen Pond. While you feed the ducks (food is provided) staff will help you identify and learn about the different waterfowl, insects and other creatures that live on Oxen Pond.

To participate in these drop-in programs, please check in 5 minutes prior to the start time at the visitor services desk, located in the Garden's field centre. Registration is not required, but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note: these programs are not suitable for groups wishing to book a program at the Garden and are intended for individuals and/or families, with children of all ages.