Natures Superheroes: Brand New Winter Exhibit at RBG

Royal Botanical Gardens is back with another amazing, interactive exhibit for the winter and spring. If you have school age kids or lifelong learners, this is a great way to spend a few hours together.

Meet Nature’s Superheroes

Life is full of surprising wonders. Over billions of years, living things have evolved from simple cells into a stunning variety of life forms—full of different colours, textures, behaviours, special parts, and cool skills. Some animals and plants are familiar, but others are so amazing that they make us think in new ways!

Even though some plants and animals might seem really special, their unique features often help them with basic things like reproduction, breathing, and basic movements. They also find smart ways to sense the world, eat, and stay safe. The living things you’ll learn about at this exhibit have creative solutions to these simple, everyday challenges.

You’ll learn about popular animals like penguins and porcupines, and you can see cool characters like the axolotl and turtles.

Special Features

In additional to this extraordinary and immersive display, your tickets also include shows and animal encounters!

Weekday Schedule:

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discovery Station
  • 10:30 a.m. Turtle Talk
  • 2:00 p.m. Animal Encounters

Weekend* Schedule

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discovery Station
  • 10:30 a.m. Puppet Show
  • 11:30 a.m. Animal Encounters
  • 12:30 p.m. Discovery Show
  • 1:30 p.m. Animal Encounters
  • 2:30 p.m. Discovery Show
  • 3:30 p.m. Animal Encounters
  • 4:30 p.m. Storytime

*Also runs holidays and March Break. An additional Animal Encounter show runs at 9:30 a.m. on dates the exhibit opens at 9 a.m.

Your Questions Answered!

What ages will enjoy this show?

The RBG says elementary school-age kids are who this exhibit is geared towards. I saw kids as young as 3 having a great time, and I as an adult loved it on my own. Lots of grandparents were there with their grandkids, too. If you like animals and nature, this is a great exhibit to check out.

What “live” animals will we see?

There are a variety of aquariums with live sea creatures in them. At the shows, listed above, you can see a few more animals up close.

2023 Royal Botanical Gardens Tickets

This is a time-ticketed exhibition and pre-registration is required. Tickets will only be available at the door when capacity allows. The winter exhibit is included in your RBG Membership, but registration still required.

Admission TypeTicket Price
Senior 65+ years of age$16.50
Student (valid student card from a post-secondary institution is required)$16.50
Child ages 3-12$11.50
Child 0-2Free
RBG MembersFree

While You’re At The Royal Botanical Gardens

A Must See In Any Weather – the Natural Playground

One of the top reasons families love going to the Royal Botanical Gardens in the nice weather is their great natural playground. Access is included in your admission and kids will love channelling the Swiss Family Robinson as they explore.

Visit The Indoor Gardens

While you’re at Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, you can also go and check out the Mediterranean Garden and the Cactus Garden. Two beautiful spots filled with various domestic and exotic plants, cactuses, succulents, and fruit trees. My favourite or the lemon trees! Also, check out the water features and the fish pond. So tranquil! Royal Botanical Gardens is a perfect mini escape from the winter cold.

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