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Nature drop-in programs

​Drop-in nature programs are offered throughout the year. Registration is not required unless otherwise stated.

Note: No day camp, daycare or homeschool groups larger than five children please.

Looking for group programs? Check out our nature programs for children and youth and our summer camp sizzlers.

Wetland Bug Safari (5 - 12 years)

Safari into an underwater world of aquatic acrobats and tiny transformers without getting your feet wet! Drop by Canada’s largest man-made wetland for an up-close view of the amazing critters that live below the surface. Young adventurers will capture these wetland wonders, discover their unique creature features and learn about their survival in a storm-water pond. Participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Tuesdays, July 5 - Aug. 23

Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

What Bird is That? (5 - 12 years)

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…mystery. With hundreds of bird species in Calgary of various colours, shapes and sizes it can be difficult to tell them apart, but not if you have the right tools! Drop by with your budding birder to learn how to spot and identify our feathered friends using binoculars, field guides and special bird clues. Participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Thursdays, July 7 - Aug. 25

Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Wonders of Devonian Gardens (3 - 12 years) Cancelled due to temporary park closure

Bring the kids for an exciting morning of learning and exploration at our free, drop-in nature program. Each week we will highlight a different theme using games, crafts and stories. Topics will include Fancy Fish, Plant Power, Secret Lives of Lady Bugs and Shapes in Nature.

Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Dec. 14

Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Cost: Free

For more programs, visit our Parks Program and Event Guide.

Contact Devonian Gardens for more info