Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers a variety of fun Discovery Programs to engage our youngest visitors with the wonders of the natural world. Join us for one of our weekly scheduled programs, or stop by our interactive Discovery Stations throughout the Conservatory for more opportunities to explore the wonderful world of plants with curious kids. All programs are free with admission and require no advance registration.
10:30 a.m. – noon
Create your very own Phipps masterpiece! On Make-a-Craft Mondays, children are invited to engage in nature-inspired arts-and-crafts projects using recyclable materials.
Story Time Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Come to Phipps for story time among the flowers. Kids at Story Time Wednesdays will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics. Attend six sessions with a special child in your life and receive a free children’s book from The Shop at Phipps. Story time takes place in the outdoors during the warm months and in the Tropical Forest Conservatory the rest of the year. Each session lasts from 30 minutes to an hour.
10:30 a.m. – noon
On Pot-a-Plant Fridays, children are introduced to the important connections between people, plants and the planet by potting their own fun plants to take home.
On your next visit to Phipps, look for our Discovery Stations throughout the gardens for a fun hands-on look at a specific subject related to the natural world. Although geared towards children, Discovery Stations provide lessons that can be enjoyed by anyone.
More Events You’ll Enjoy
Friday, June 16; 7 – 9 p.m.The Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates.
Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.Phipps' revolutionary new SEED Classroom and observational beehive are now open for you to discover. Drop in during our Saturday open hours and a graduate of our Learning for a Greener Future high school internship will show you around. No advance reservation is required.
Sun., June 11; 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Join us for our second annual free, fun and family-oriented BioBlitz! A BioBlitz brings together local scientists and naturalists, families, students, teachers and community members to conduct a biological survey of all of the living species in a given area.