What’s On

From Family Nature Walks to special events, there’s always a new adventure planned at the Nature Centre!

If you are unable to view the calendar below, please contact us at naturecentre@highpark.org


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High Park Rangers Leaders in Training (LIT)
High Park Rangers Leaders in Tra…
Jul 3 – Friday all-day
High Park Rangers Leaders in Training (LIT)Ages 12-16High Park Rangers take care of High Park while becoming environmental leaders in the community. In the first [...]
Leafhoppers Week 1
Leafhoppers Week 1
Jul 3 – Friday all-day
LeafhoppersAges 4-6Leafhoppers are a creative, active group that love to have fun. Participants learn about the ecology of High Park through play, inquiry, direct experience, stewardship [...]
iNaturalist for Beginners with Jon Hayes and Kate Armstrong 7:30 PM
iNaturalist for Beginners with J…
Jul 5 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Join young naturalist and volunteer Kate Armstrong, and High Park Nature Centre Program Director Jon Hayes to explore how to make connections with the world [...]
Urban Bat Walk 8:45 PM
Urban Bat Walk
Jul 5 @ 8:45 PM – 9:30 PM
Have you ever heard a bat hunting at night? Probably not! Join us as we explore High Park's amazing and mysterious bat populations. Using hand-held [...]
Waddlers- Saturday 10:00 AM
Waddlers- Saturday
Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Waddlers - SundayParent and Child Program For more info on our clubs, click here. Nature babies and toddlers learn the wild ways of High Park along [...]
Native Bee Monitoring Club 10:30 AM
Native Bee Monitoring Club
Jul 8 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Join Susan Frye at her Bee Monitoring Club devoted to monitoring native bees as citizen scientists at High Park. The club meets weekly for 1.5 [...]
Small Wonders- Saturday 1:30 PM
Small Wonders- Saturday
Jul 8 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Small Wonders (Saturday afternoons)Drop-off program Ages: 4 - 6   For more info on our clubs, click here. Get outside! Kids explore the natural wonders of [...]
Cicadas Week 2
Cicadas Week 2
Jul 10 – Friday all-day
CicadasAges 6-8Discover the amazing diversity of plants, animals and insects of High Park’s forest, savannah and wetland habitats. Cicadas will play nature games, make nature [...]
Knee-High Naturalists- Tuesday Morning 10:00 AM
Knee-High Naturalists- Tuesday M…
Jul 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Knee-High Naturalists (Tuesday morning session)Parent and Child ProgramAges 3 – 5 For more info on our clubs, click here. “This is so much fun!!” Knee-High [...]
Tree-mendous Trees – Family Nature Walk 1:30 PM
Tree-mendous Trees – Family Natu…
Jul 11 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Join us for a tour of the tremendous trees in High Park! Get to know majestic Black Oaks, towering White Pines, beautiful Paper Birches and [...]
Restoring Toronto’s Wild Spaces with Nousheen Ahmed 7:30 PM
Restoring Toronto’s Wild Spaces …
Jul 12 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Have you ever wondered about how wild spaces are managed in Toronto? This talk focus on how the City of Toronto's Natural Resource Management program [...]
Knee-High Naturalists- Thursday Morning 10:00 AM
Knee-High Naturalists- Thursday …
Jul 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Knee-High Naturalists (Thursday morning session)Parent and Child ProgramAges 3 – 5 For more info on our clubs, click here. “This is so much fun!!” Knee-High [...]
The Secret Sex Lives of Plants 6:00 PM
The Secret Sex Lives of Plants
Jul 13 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Secret Sex Lives of PlantsWorkshop for Adults Click here to register Plants have evolved an extraordinary variety of ways to “get the job done”. [...]
Waddlers- Saturday 10:00 AM
Waddlers- Saturday
Jul 15 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Waddlers - SundayParent and Child Program For more info on our clubs, click here. Nature babies and toddlers learn the wild ways of High Park along [...]
Native Bee Monitoring Club 10:30 AM
Native Bee Monitoring Club
Jul 15 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Join Susan Frye at her Bee Monitoring Club devoted to monitoring native bees as citizen scientists at High Park. The club meets weekly for 1.5 [...]
Small Wonders- Saturday 1:30 PM
Small Wonders- Saturday
Jul 15 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Small Wonders (Saturday afternoons)Drop-off program Ages: 4 - 6   For more info on our clubs, click here. Get outside! Kids explore the natural wonders of [...]
Dragonflies Week 3
Dragonflies Week 3
Jul 17 – Friday all-day
Dragonflies Ages 8-12Dragonflies are seriously into nature! Studying a new natural history theme each day, campers will have fun learning how to hone their observation, identification, [...]
Knee-High Naturalists- Tuesday Morning 10:00 AM
Knee-High Naturalists- Tuesday M…
Jul 18 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Knee-High Naturalists (Tuesday morning session)Parent and Child ProgramAges 3 – 5 For more info on our clubs, click here. “This is so much fun!!” Knee-High [...]
Amazing Animal Adaptations – Family Nature Walk 1:30 PM
Amazing Animal Adaptations – Fam…
Jul 18 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Do you know how woodpeckers can tap on trees without hurting their brains? Or how salamanders communicate to their family members through smell? Join us [...]
Fall Club Registration Opens 7:00 AM
Fall Club Registration Opens
Jul 19 @ 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Urban Raccoons in the GTA: Are We Building a Smarter Raccoon? with Dr. Suzanne MacDonald 7:30 PM
Urban Raccoons in the GTA: Are W…
Jul 19 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Join us to learn about the masked bandits we share our backyards with, those wily urban raccoons! Dr. Suzanne MacDonald will be sharing her discoveries [...]
Urban Bat Walk 8:45 PM
Urban Bat Walk
Jul 19 @ 8:45 PM – 9:30 PM
Have you ever heard a bat hunting at night? Probably not! Join us as we explore High Park's amazing and mysterious bat populations. Using hand-held [...]
Knee-High Naturalists- Thursday Morning 10:00 AM
Knee-High Naturalists- Thursday …
Jul 20 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Knee-High Naturalists (Thursday morning session)Parent and Child ProgramAges 3 – 5 For more info on our clubs, click here. “This is so much fun!!” Knee-High [...]
Waddlers- Saturday 10:00 AM
Waddlers- Saturday
Jul 22 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Waddlers - SundayParent and Child Program For more info on our clubs, click here. Nature babies and toddlers learn the wild ways of High Park along [...]
Native Bee Monitoring Club 10:30 AM
Native Bee Monitoring Club
Jul 22 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Join Susan Frye at her Bee Monitoring Club devoted to monitoring native bees as citizen scientists at High Park. The club meets weekly for 1.5 [...]
Insects and Arachnids for Beginners 1:00 PM
Insects and Arachnids for Beginners
Jul 22 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Insects and Arachnids for BeginnersWorkshop for Adults Click here to register Dr. Emily MacLeod, enthusiastic entomologist, will lead you through the fascinating world living just [...]
Small Wonders- Saturday 1:30 PM
Small Wonders- Saturday
Jul 22 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Small Wonders (Saturday afternoons)Drop-off program Ages: 4 - 6   For more info on our clubs, click here. Get outside! Kids explore the natural wonders of [...]
Cicadas Week 4
Cicadas Week 4
Jul 24 – Friday all-day
CicadasAges 6-8Discover the amazing diversity of plants, animals and insects of High Park’s forest, savannah and wetland habitats. Cicadas will play nature games, make nature [...]
Leafhoppers Week 4
Leafhoppers Week 4
Jul 24 – Friday all-day
LeafhoppersAges 4-6Leafhoppers are a creative, active group that love to have fun. Participants learn about the ecology of High Park through play, inquiry, direct experience, stewardship [...]
Knee-High Naturalists- Tuesday Morning 10:00 AM
Knee-High Naturalists- Tuesday M…
Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Knee-High Naturalists (Tuesday morning session)Parent and Child ProgramAges 3 – 5 For more info on our clubs, click here. “This is so much fun!!” Knee-High [...]
Drivers of Urban Bee Diversity in Toronto with Dr. Scott MacIvor 7:30 PM
Drivers of Urban Bee Diversity i…
Jul 26 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Many environmental, historic, socioeconomic, and policy factors impact wild bees and pollination services in cities. In this talk we will unpack these components and discuss [...]
Moth Night – Family Nature Walk 8:15 PM
Moth Night – Family Nature Walk
Jul 26 @ 8:15 PM – 10:00 PM
High Park is lucky enough to be home to many incredible moths! As most moths are nocturnal, this special edition Family Nature Walk will take [...]
Knee-High Naturalists- Thursday Morning 10:00 AM
Knee-High Naturalists- Thursday …
Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Knee-High Naturalists (Thursday morning session)Parent and Child ProgramAges 3 – 5 For more info on our clubs, click here. “This is so much fun!!” Knee-High [...]
From Houndstongue to Shepherd’s Purse: Wildflower Names and Their Meanings 6:00 PM
From Houndstongue to Shepherd’s …
Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
From Houndstongue to Shepherd's Purse: Wildflower Names and Their MeaningsWorkshop for Adults Click here to register Explore the intriguing stories behind wildflower names, both common [...]
Family Bat Walk 8:30 PM
Family Bat Walk
Jul 28 @ 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Have you ever heard a bat hunting at night? Probably not! Join us as we explore High Park's amazing and mysterious bat populations. Using hand-held [...]
Waddlers- Saturday 10:00 AM
Waddlers- Saturday
Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Waddlers - SundayParent and Child Program For more info on our clubs, click here. Nature babies and toddlers learn the wild ways of High Park along [...]
Native Bee Monitoring Club 10:30 AM
Native Bee Monitoring Club
Jul 29 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Join Susan Frye at her Bee Monitoring Club devoted to monitoring native bees as citizen scientists at High Park. The club meets weekly for 1.5 [...]
Small Wonders- Saturday 1:30 PM
Small Wonders- Saturday
Jul 29 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Small Wonders (Saturday afternoons)Drop-off program Ages: 4 - 6   For more info on our clubs, click here. Get outside! Kids explore the natural wonders of [...]
Cicadas Week 5
Cicadas Week 5
Jul 31 – Friday all-day
CicadasAges 6-8Discover the amazing diversity of plants, animals and insects of High Park’s forest, savannah and wetland habitats. Cicadas will play nature games, make nature [...]
Dragonflies Week 5
Dragonflies Week 5
Jul 31 – Friday all-day
Dragonflies Ages 8-12 Dragonflies are seriously into nature! Studying a new natural history theme each day, campers will have fun learning how to hone their observation, [...]