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Special Family Programs

General admission applies for Special Family Programs.  Please contact the Visitor Services Desk if you have any questions not answered below.
Phone: (709) 864-8590

Nature programs are held every Sunday.  For more information, please visit the Sunday Nature Programs section of this website.

Three Cheers For Composting

Sunday, May 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bring the family along for a special family day program celebrating composting. In addition to exhibits and information there will be compost crafts, story time, discovery trail, garden tours, face painting and nature hikes to Oxen Pond with duck feeding.

Signs of Spring

Sunday, May 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Spring has arrived at MUN Botanical Garden! The snow has melted, flowers are blooming, and ducklings have made an appearance on Oxen Pond once again. A variety of crafts, stories, activities, nature hikes and excursions to Oxen Pond to feed the ducks will be provided throughout the day. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Canada Day Celebrations

Sunday, June 29, 10 am - 4 pm
and Tuesday, July 1, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Everyone is invited to drop by MUN Botanical Garden to enjoy Canada Day Celebrations. A variety of crafts, stories, games, activities, duck-feeding, nature hikes and prizes will be provided throughout the day. Create a one-of-a-kind Canada Day butterfly, follow the Maple leaf trail, go on a Canada Day scavenger hunt and find the hidden butterflies in the flower gardens.

Refreshments, including a birthday cake, will be provided. Admission fees apply. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wading Into Wetlands

Sunday, August 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wetlands are home to our provincial floral emblem, the pitcher plant and a variety of fascinating critters. Get to know Newfoundland wetlands through a variety of crafts, stories, games, activities, and nature hikes. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Halloween Howl

Saturday & Sunday, October 25-26, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A weekend of fun for young children and their families, including crafts, stories, special Halloween hikes and much more. Children in costumes admitted free.

Winter Woods Walk

Sunday, November 16; Walks start at 10am or 1pm

Come celebrate the arrival of winter. Late fall at the Garden is a beautiful time of year to stroll along the woodland trails, spot wildlife (or their tracks!) and enjoy the fresh air. After the hike, warm up and relax with some hot chocolate, story time and nature crafts. An enjoyable time will be had by all. Children must be accompanied by adults.