Photo:  Phil Long (CC BY 2.0)



It’s easy to spot a squirrel, but there’s a lot more to our fuzzy friends than meets the eye! Through games and stories, we’ll learn why these radical rodents are so successful in the rainforest, how they use their teeth and tails, and how their foggy forgetfulness helps forests. Things are about to get seriously squirrely! 



Do you know any children captivated by creatures? Good news! In-person Critter Clubs will run on a monthly basis from November ‘til March. Our Critter Club online series is also a great place for kids to connect with each other and their local ecology. Our next online series will be in February. Stay tuned!  

Critter Club offers young minds a place to grow their curiosity, meet other like-minded children, and have fun!      



This program will meet at the Stanley Park Pavilion (located near the Stanley Park Bus Loop and Rose Garden). Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the program.   


*By purchasing a ticket, you are confirming you have read, understood, and agree to follow all COVID-19 protocols found here.  Participants must include a telephone number and email address for contact tracing. 


**All participants must pre-register for this program – NO DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED.  Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale - you choose what you pay!  

Masks are currently mandatory for BOTH inside and outdoor public programs.

***This program is  outdoors and weather dependent.  Please check your email 12 hours before the program date/time to confirm it has not been cancelled due to inclement weather such as high winds, heavy rain or extreme heat.   Please ensure your child is well dressed for any weather!


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*****Cancellation policy – We are accommodating refunds for cancellations due to illness to keep everyone healthy, but the number of recent cancellations is impacting our capacity to run these programs. If you must cancel, please let us know if you need a refund or if you are able to help us offer affordable programs for the public (we will continue to seek ways of subsidizing programs in this changing economic climate as well!)     


We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.