Pittsburgh, Pa. – On May 25, 2013, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens invites families to join the festivities at Children’s Discovery Garden Day, an annual celebration featuring hands-on crafts and activities for kids of all ages. Held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the public garden’s multi-sensory outdoor garden — a space created to capture the curiosity of young adventurers — all event programs are designed to encourage exploration and observation while kids unwind and have fun.
At Children’s Discovery Garden Day, games, potting stations, crafts and more will cover a variety of nature-inspired topics, uncovering the fascinating world of pollinators, the life cycle of plants from seed to fruit, and the botanical origins of the foods we eat. Event participants will also have the chance to simply enjoy the garden, which has a giant tree stump for climbing; plots designed to attract birds, butterflies and bees; a color wheel garden; a bog garden with carnivorous plants; a sensory garden; and a new Nature Play Area, where kids can let their imaginations run wild as they play.
All Children’s Discovery Garden Day activities, including light refreshments and entertainment, are complementary with regular paid admission, which costs $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, and $11 for children ages two – 18. Members and kids under two enter for free. The garden, which is open seasonally, can also be visited daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until dusk on Fridays. Regular offerings include story time and pot-a-plant activities under the Discovery Pavilion.
To learn more about Children’s Discovery Garden Day and other family friendly programs, including immersive summer camps for ages two – nine, please visit phipps.conservatory.org.