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Main entrance to Phipps Conservatory & Botanic...

Main entrance to Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pittsburgh, Pa. – On May 24, 2014, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens invites families to join the festivities at 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 Discovery Garden Day, games, a potting activity, a craft and more will cover a variety of nature-inspired topics. Event participants will also have the chance to simply enjoy the garden, which has a brand-new oversized bird’s nest, 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 special nature play area, where kids can let their imaginations run wild.

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 2 – 18. Members and kids under 2 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 Discovery Garden Day and other family-friendly programs, including immersive summer camps for ages 2 – 7, please visit

About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa. is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Learn more:

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