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Clay Pot Painting & Planting Field Trip Package

Field trip packages are available Monday to Friday.
Not available on weekends and holidays.

What's included....


Greenhouse Talk

View one of our growing areas to investigate the basic needs of plants. Our staff will discuss how different varieties of plants have adapted to grow in their natural habitats which can often affect their physical characteristics and growth habits. Hear a brief explanation about how a greenhouse structure provides an ideal habitat for plants that would otherwise be impacted throughout the changing seasons in Southwestern Ontario. 

Approx. 5-10 minutes

lots of plants

Clay Pot Painting &

Plant Transplanting 

In this activity, students will use acrylic paint to create a dot art design on a small clay pot. They will then visit our garden center to pick out their very own 2.5” tropical, sansevieria, or succulent plant.

Our staff will teach students how to properly transplant their selection into their painted pot and top off the small arrangement with coloured gravel. Finally, students will receive care tips to set them up for success with their little plant at home.

Approx. 30-45 minutes

Terracotta pot painted in a fall theme, with snake plants

Petting Farm Fun

Animal Enrichment Activity: Our zookeepers will explain the purpose of habitat enrichment for animals. Students will be presented with options for animal enrichment. After a quick vote, students will get to see their selected activity implemented in a habitat.

Scavenger Hunt: During this self-guided activity, students can observe different types of animals and compare their physical characteristics. 


Meet & Greet: Enjoy a visit with one of our zookeepers and an animal friend during a 10 minute meet & greet. 

zookeeper holding a bearded dragon

Approx. 45 minutes

Outdoor exhibits close from Nov. to early Spring.

Clay Pot Painting & Planting Field Trip Package Pricing

Classes of 19 or fewer students: Flat Fee Pricing $160+tax ($180.80 taxes inc.)

Classes of 20 or more students: $8.41+tax per student ($9.50 taxes inc.)
Teachers/Chaperones: FREE admission to activity areas.

*If chaperones or staff would like to participate in the planting activity, they can be added to the invoice for $8.41+tax/person.

Add-On Options

Donut & Peach Drink

One donut and one cup of peach drink:

$2.00 per person

Mini Golf

1 Round:

$2.21 per person

(2.50 taxes included)

Available for teachers, chaperones and students. Numbers must be confirmed during the booking process prior to your arrival.

Production tour

A Trip to Remember

lemurs sitting on stone platform
donuts being made
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