The 2013 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show offers endless opportunities for visitors of all ages. Toddlers, tweens, and young adults will have the chance to participate in crafts, storytimes, interactive games, an exciting (and educational) scavenger hunt, and enjoy on-stage performances at the Flower Show, which runs March 2-10.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society makes it easy to bring the kids with a specially priced Family Fun Pak, which includes Flower Show tickets for two adults and two children for $70. The popular ticket package also includes a one-year membership to PHS, which grants access to numerous children’s programs and family events year-round. Family Fun Paks are available online at www.theflowershow.com.
Kids are invited to get creative or relax in the all-new Einstein Healthcare Network PHS Kids Zone, powered by Sprout, located in Room 204B. In the Einstein PHS Kids Zone, guests will experience engaging new programming and festive décor, including oversized trees, a white picket fence, and kid-sized vegetable cutouts.
The Einstein PHS Kids Zone – which is open March 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., March 3-9 from 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and March 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – will focus on healthy living, and hopes to inform visitors about nature, healthy eating, and being kind to others through a series of crafts, games, and educational storytimes.
A creative corner invites children to read a book and color, while they sit back and relax on mini bean bags and kid-size tables and chairs. Sprout will host a Be Kind Game, where parents and children will explore a series of physical and mental challenges promoting health and teamwork. Back by popular demand, the PHS Plant One Million mural will be located in the Einstein PHS Kids Zone. Visitors will get to decorate a paper leaf and add it to the huge tree, taking the tree from bare to full and lush by week’s end.
Special performances by beloved Sprout characters will take place on the Sprout Stage, including crowd-favorite Chica the Chicken, who will make an appearance on opening day, Saturday, March 2.
A special Mums Lounge will also be located inside the Einstein PHS Kids Zone. Presented by Einstein Healthcare Network, the lounge will be a dedicated area for nursing mothers, or those who need some quiet time and comfortable seating with their little ones. Professionals from Einstein Healthcare Network will also be available throughout the week to provide mothers with information about breastfeeding, breast health, and the latest technology in preventive care.
Sunday, March 10, is Family Day at the Flower Show, and will include a full schedule of happenings to delight children of all ages. Sprout will host a Sprout Snack afternoon tea (advance reservations required), head wizard Dumbledore will make a special appearance, Shakespeare for kids will have an afternoon storytime, and characters from Hershey Harrisburg will be on-site, in addition to the ongoing fun happening in the Einstein PHS Kids Zone. Sprout Snack and other Family Day information is available at www.theflowershow.com