Story Time

Come to Phipps for a fun Story Time among the flowers!

 Kids will love visiting Phipps to listen to our storyteller weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics. Attend weekly sessions with a special child in your life! Each session lasts 30 minutes. 

Story Time will take place in the Outdoor Garden starting Wed., June 5. Sessions in October and beyond will be located in the Tropical Forest.

Advance Registration Required

Story Time is open to the first 40 ticketed participants (whether children or guardians) and must be booked in advance using our online ticketing system.

Get Tickets

Story Time takes place promptly at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance in order to move through the Conservatory to the location of Story Time on the day of the event; you may come even earlier if you wish to explore the Conservatory further before Story Time begins.

Children under age 2 do not need a booked ticket in order to attend, but their guardians do; please note that Story Time programming is designed for preschool-age children.

We thank our members for reserving timed tickets on our website before coming to Story Time; if you find that you are unable to visit during your reserved time, we kindly ask that you cancel your reservation to make tickets available for others to enjoy the Conservatory by calling 412-622-6914 during our normal operating hours of 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Meet Your Storyteller: Ramsha Khan

Story Time has a brand new host! Ramsha Khan from Phipps' Discovery Education team will now be reading a story to families every week. Get to know Ramsha by visiting our blog!

Select photos © Paul g. Wiegman

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