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Education Day

May 18th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Broaden students’ awareness of the history and culture of Canada’s Tulip Legacy through a special day of discovery and action-packed fun at The Canadian Tulip Festival.

Students will learn about local history, the environment, maypole tradition, floral design, arts n crafts, construction, coin making, etc and more! Start your day at Commissioners Park- The Garden Tulip Experience, and walk the Tulip Trail to Lansdowne Park- The Art & Culture Tulip Experience where 5-foot tulips, arts & craft, floral and garden activities, music, dance and storytelling add to the festive atmosphere.

Presentations and workshops on Education Day offer a range of activities from preschool to grades 1 – 6. Homeschoolers and parents with children on this PD Day are welcome too.

DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

10:30 am, 1:00 pm, Noon:       Tulip Tales Storytellers  (French)

11:00 am, 1:30 pm:                     Rock the Arts: Animal Adventure Puppet Show

11:30 am, 2:00 pm:                     Maypole Presentation & Group Dance

Noon:                                              FlowerNite Children’s Floral Workshop

2:30 pm:                                          The Ballet Society of Ottawa Performance

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT

To get the most of your school visit, please plan to attend the Festival for at least half a day between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  We make every effort to include one of every type of “scheduled” show or workshop in both morning (10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon) and afternoon (12 Noon to 2:00 p.m.). This includes Tulip Tales Storytelling, Puppet Shows, Maypole Dancing, and Flower Design Workshops.

Other activities that are ongoing include:

Brickman Lego & Duplo Tulip Garden building, Strike Your Coin – Coin Maker, Pixie Fun Face Painting and Plush Pony Rides, The Amazing Race Challenge Reenactment, Paint Your Own Wooden Tulip, Origami Station, Button-making, Pedal Head Bicycle Safety, Musical Entertainers, and much more!

FREE ADMISSION for all Students under 12 EVERYDAY.

  • Chaperones must supervise their students at all times.
  • Items sold at vendors’ booths are extra (however, some booths that normally carry high-cost items may substitute other items to make the event more affordable for students).
  • Activities run by the Festival are FREE; vendor games are typically $1 to $2.
  • Students are allowed to bring a packed lunch or they may purchase items from our food vendors.
  • The Festival is an outdoor event and will operate rain or shine from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Educators and chaperones should monitor the weather and advise students to dress appropriately for any weather conditions as deemed necessary.
  • If Festival Security has any issues with a student, the teacher will be notified immediately, and the student will be escorted off the Festival grounds.
GENREKids & Family, Gardening/Flowers, Art, Live Performances
VENUELANDSDOWNE PARK - The Art and Culture Tulip Experience, COMMISSIONERS PARK - The Garden Tulip Experience
DETAILSAdmission is FREE for all Students under 12 on Education Day & EVERYDAY.
COSTAdmission
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Broaden students’ awareness of the history and culture of Canada’s Tulip Legacy through a special day of discovery and action-packed fun at The Canadian Tulip Festival.

Students will learn about local history, the environment, maypole tradition, floral design, arts n crafts, construction, coin making, etc and more! Start your day at Commissioners Park- The Garden Tulip Experience, and walk the Tulip Trail to Lansdowne Park- The Art & Culture Tulip Experience where 5-foot tulips, arts & craft, floral and garden activities, music, dance and storytelling add to the festive atmosphere.

Presentations and workshops on Education Day offer a range of activities from preschool to grades 1 – 6. Homeschoolers and parents with children on this PD Day are welcome too.

DETAILED SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

10:30 am, 1:00 pm, Noon:       Tulip Tales Storytellers  (French)

11:00 am, 1:30 pm:                     Rock the Arts: Animal Adventure Puppet Show

11:30 am, 2:00 pm:                     Maypole Presentation & Group Dance

Noon:                                              FlowerNite Children’s Floral Workshop

2:30 pm:                                          The Ballet Society of Ottawa Performance

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT

To get the most of your school visit, please plan to attend the Festival for at least half a day between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  We make every effort to include one of every type of “scheduled” show or workshop in both morning (10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon) and afternoon (12 Noon to 2:00 p.m.). This includes Tulip Tales Storytelling, Puppet Shows, Maypole Dancing, and Flower Design Workshops.

Other activities that are ongoing include:

Brickman Lego & Duplo Tulip Garden building, Strike Your Coin – Coin Maker, Pixie Fun Face Painting and Plush Pony Rides, The Amazing Race Challenge Reenactment, Paint Your Own Wooden Tulip, Origami Station, Button-making, Pedal Head Bicycle Safety, Musical Entertainers, and much more!

FREE ADMISSION for all Students under 12 EVERYDAY.

  • Chaperones must supervise their students at all times.
  • Items sold at vendors’ booths are extra (however, some booths that normally carry high-cost items may substitute other items to make the event more affordable for students).
  • Activities run by the Festival are FREE; vendor games are typically $1 to $2.
  • Students are allowed to bring a packed lunch or they may purchase items from our food vendors.
  • The Festival is an outdoor event and will operate rain or shine from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Educators and chaperones should monitor the weather and advise students to dress appropriately for any weather conditions as deemed necessary.
  • If Festival Security has any issues with a student, the teacher will be notified immediately, and the student will be escorted off the Festival grounds.