NOTE: All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance, and masks are now optional but recommended. Learn more about how you can join us!

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.

Discovery Programs

Pot-a-Plant Tuesdays

Tuesday mornings

On Pot-a-Plant Tuesdays, children are introduced to the important connections between people, plants and the planet by potting their own fun plants to take home. 

Discovery Programs

Story Time Wednesdays

Wednesdays starting June 1; advance registration required!

Come to Phipps for Story Time among the flowers! Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.  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 30 minutes.

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.

Discovery Programs

Discovery Stations

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.

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