Join TBGKids for these hands-on, interactive educational programs about Toronto’s misunderstood urban wildlife. Programs are open to all ages but are geared towards kids aged 5 to 12. Register your family for all five City Critters sessions and save! Family is defined as four people with a maximum of two adults.
Take-All-Five Family [TG15FS]: Public $125; Members $90
Single Program: Family: Public $30; Members $25; Individual: Public $10; Members $7
City Critters: Animal Tracking
Use your detective skills to uncover the signs of life hidden in the winter world all around us. Join TBGKids and a special guest tracking expert to follow animal footprints, identify tracks and learn how animals move through an area without being discovered. [TG15WAT]
Sunday, February 22, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
City Critters: Backyard Birds
Can you swim like a mallard, soar like a hawk and flap your wings like a blue jay? Waddle on down to the TBG and discover the many backyard birds that come to our bird feeders and nest in our gardens in early spring. Learn some birding basics, play games and go on a nature birdwatching hike. [TG15SBB]
Saturday, April 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
City Critters: Hop on Frogs
Peep…peep, quack …quack, jug-o-rum. Spring sounds are in the air! Did you know that the smallest frog is as loud as a jet plane? Learn about the wonderful world of frogs through games, costumes and a frog symphony after dusk. Meet some real live frogs with a special guest visit from Creature Quest. [TG15SHF]
Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
City Critters: The Take on Snakes
Have you ever seen a snake wink? No? Well, that’s probably because they don’t have eyelids. Get up close and personal with some of Ontario’s 17 snake species. Find out why these misunderstood reptiles are under threat, go on a hike to look for snake shelters and meet some real live snakes. [TG15STS]
Saturday, June 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
City Critters: Monarchs on the Move
Every September Toronto’s monarch butterflies migrate all the way to Mexico. You won’t want to miss this enchanting evening, where we’ll learn about these incredible pollinators. Families will plant some milkweed to bring home and release a real monarch butterfly to start its long journey south. [TG15FMM]
Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m.