Ways to Play at Phipps Conservatory

At Let’s Move Pittsburgh, we believe in the importance of daily play! With the first month of spring underway, the many different ways to play at Phipps Conservatory are more exciting than ever! The main conservatory pathway within Phipps Conservatory alone is over 2,500 feet! That’s 2,695.7 feet of space to hop and jump and stroll and wiggle through, to be exact.

In addition to the beautiful main conservatory space, there is also the outdoor play garden, which features the bug hotel, a space designed to be the perfect home for native bugs! This play garden also has a lot of other play spaces and fun activities for kids and adults to interact with like fountains, musical instruments and even a misting station!

  Kids exploring the outdoor garden and bug hotel. Photo by Paul g. Wiegman.

Kids exploring the outdoor garden and bug hotel. Photo by Paul g. Wiegman.

Back inside, the gallery room includes a farmer’s market and play kitchen for kids to shop for their favorite ingredients and then create a delicious make-believe meal! All Phipps visitors are also invited to stroll across to the Centers for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL for short) to check out the rooftop garden, outdoor lagoon area, and also our SEED classroom, which includes a beautiful beehive that is viewable through panes of glass! If you look carefully, you might even spot the queen bee herself.

  Playtime in the Farmer’s Market. Photo by Paul g. Wiegman.

Playtime in the Farmer’s Market. Photo by Paul g. Wiegman.

  Pot-a-Planters in the conservatory. Photo by Paul g. Wiegman.

Pot-a-Planters in the conservatory. Photo by Paul g. Wiegman.

If all that isn’t enough, Phipps also has make-a-craft Mondays, story time Wednesday and Pot-a-Plant Fridays every week!

Finally, beginning in the spring, Let’s Move Pittsburgh will start back up with our free Family Fitness events one Sunday per month on our front lawn. Come get silly and get moving with us sometime soon! If you can’t make it out to Phipps Conservatory, never fear… Just make sure to get your daily dose of play at home, at your local library, or in a park near you! ☺