The Bateman Foundation suspended operations and closed its gallery & programs as of February 18th, 2023.

We thank the community and our members, partners, donors, and funding organizations for their outstanding support in helping us create award-winning programming and exhibits over the past decade. Thank you all for being part of our art and nature education community. We hope it has sparked a lifetime of curiosity and has inspired you to stay connected with the natural world.

The Board will remain active as it assesses ways to continue the work the Foundation began in delivering our mission of building a strong relationship with nature through the power of art. 

Nature is the focus, art is the medium, learning is the outcome.

The Bateman Foundation envisions a world that values ecoliteracy and mindfulness, in which the general public knows the names of their neighbours in the natural world. This knowledge and connection is crucial – not only for environmental conservation efforts, but for community-building, the removal of fear and isolation, and the creation of safe spaces in our shared world. Our mission is to build relationships with nature through art. Founded by renowned artist and naturalist Robert Bateman, we use art to understand our environment and unlock creativity.


Local artists in the Gift Shop


Visitors since opening


Unique exhibits a year

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