Enjoy The Flower Show With Children

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Families enjoy daily activities in the Flower Show's Family Lounge.

Families enjoy daily activities in the Flower Show's Family Lounge.

The Philadelphia Flower Show makes it easy to bring the entire family to this world-class event.

  • Purchase Specially Priced Tickets. The Family Fun Pak includes tickets for two adults, two children, and a free one-year membership to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, all for $65 (a savings of $5 off advance tickets alone). Tickets for children (ages 2 -16) are available for $13. Student tickets (ages 17-24) are available at the Show box office with valid ID for $17.
  • Map It Out. Before coming to the Show, visit the interactive map of the Show’s floor plan at http://www.theflowershow.com. Download coupons for family-friendly restaurants and children’s and science museums in the area offering Flower Show Week discounts.

On the main Show floor, don’t miss the Camden Children’s Garden interactive exhibit, “House of Children and Nature,” inspired by the “Prima Casa dei Bambini Montessori” in Rome; a larger-than-life beehive by Delaware County Technical School, and Pompeii’s volcano by Baker Creative. A floating floral gondola by Jamie Rothstein Distinctive Floral Designs Inc. will delight all ages, while a 14-foot PECO tower and green roof modeled after the original on its Philadelphia headquarters will capture visitors’ attention.

  • Learning is Fun at the Show. Visit the Competitive Class section of the Show in Hall B devoted to learning about plants and artistic design. An animal kingdom of topiary animals, including a fox, frog, rooster, cat and dogs, all made from ivy and other plant material, will be staged in the “Animal Kingdom.” A Fashion District of storefront window displays will showcase shoes, handbags, dresses and jewelry inspired by Italian art and architecture
  • Enjoy the Family Lounge. When it’s time to take a break from the Show exhibits,  be sure to visit the Family Lounge in Room 203 located just outside the Show entrance down the Bridge Concourse . The Lounge, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, sponsored by the Philadelphia Zoo, is a great place to relax and offers noontime events and ongoing activities including movies and reading time for caregivers and toddlers.
  • Check Out the Entertainment. Music and dances that were born and nurtured in Italy, including performances by an international roster of operatic and choral performers, a classical string trio, a mandolin and guitar ensemble, and a troupe of traditional dancers, will take place daily on Rome’s Terraced Stage. . A complete schedule is online at theflowershow.com
  • Take Home a Memory. A special DVD of the Show along with keepsakes for the whole family are available for sale at the Flower Show Shoppe. Earth friendly products include clothing  for children made from organic cotton onesies that read “Small Carbon Footprint,” lunch totes made from recycled materials, and the game Earthopoly.

The Philadelphia Flower Show, the oldest and largest indoor Show of its kind, is produced by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and presented by PNC Bank. PHS has more than 15,000 members throughout the country, offers hundreds of gardening programs year-round, and is considered the nation’s foremost authority on urban renewal through greening.

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