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Getaway at the Greenhouse

By Fairmount Park Conservancy (other events)

25 Dates Through Feb 16, 2020
 
ABOUT ABOUT

Getaway at the Greenhouse returns for its second year from February 1 to February 16, 2020!

Welcome to The Greenhouse, an indoor winter getaway at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center hosted by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with Constellation Culinary Group.

From Saturday, February 1 through Sunday, February 16, beat the winter blues by escaping into this green oasis while enjoying live music, Jungle Rock Recess, cocktails and a cash bar, a giant sandbox, games, and food truck vendors at The Greenhouse. 

TICKETS
Admission to the Greenhouse is free! However, we strongly recommend reserving a ticket here so that we can communicate about programming and winter weather updates.

  • Tickets are limited to 4 per order. Children 5 and under do not require a ticket.
  • Please only register for the date you plan to attend. If you no longer can attend, please contact [email protected] to free up your spot for others. 
  • For sold out dates you are still welcome to show up and register on-site. Please note that admission is first-come, first-serve as the Horticulture Center has a maximum capacity to ensure everyone's safety.

GETTING THERE
New this year - PHLASH is offering a free shuttle service from Center City to the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center every weekend of the Greenhouse from 10am-10pm. It will run every 30 minutes and make stops at LOVE Park, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Please Touch Museum and the Horticulture Center.

ABOUT THE OFFERINGS
The Horticulture Center’s 20,000-square-foot greenhouse will offer free summer-inspired fun with a variety of family-friendly “rooms” including: 

  • The Jungle – GAIA, traveling zoos, kids rock DJ, face painting, balloon artists
  • The Beach – Oversized sandbox for an indoor beach escape
  • The Midway – Local food truck vendors and cash bar with craft beers, wine, and handcrafted cocktails
  • The Lawn – Green grass for lounging and lawn games
  • The Campground—Adirondack chairs and Live music  

Getaway at the Greenhouse is picnic-friendly Monday through Friday during the day only. Bring Your Own (BYO) food and non-alcoholic beverages.

THE SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm 
Philly PHLASH Free Shuttle:  10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Programming:
12:00pm-4:00pm- Zoo on Wheels:
Come join our Zoo on Wheels team and meet animals from all around the globe that rely on the earth and find out more about how the earth relies on them!

Food (11:00am-4:00pm): 

  • Constellation (starting at 10:00am)
  • SoPhie
  • Mama’s Meatballs
  • Okie Dokie Donuts

 Food (5:00pm-10:00pm): 

  • Constellation (starting at 4:00pm))
  • Dos Hermanos Tacos
  • Vegan Commissary
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm 
Philly PHLASH Free Shuttle:  10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Programming
12:00pm-5:00pm- Let’s Rock Recess:
Jungle Rock Recess with face painters, a balloon artist, DJ, and giveaways

Food (11:00am- 5:00pm)

  • Constellation (10am-7pm)
  • Street Food Philly
  • Pitruco
  • Purposeful Pops

Monday, February 3
Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm

Programming 
11:00am-11:30am: 
Nature read aloud and activity
2:00-2:30pm: Nature read aloud and activity
Join FarmPhilly for a read aloud series with a focus on the natural world. Children ages 4-8 and their caretakers are invited to come listen to stories about plants, animals, seasons and our food systems and participate in a short hands-on activity following the book.

Food: BYO Picnic

Tuesday, February 4
Hours 9:00am-3:00pm

Programming 
11:00am-1:00pm, 106.1 The Breeze:
Take a break from your workday to join Valerie Knight and 106.1 The Breeze for a Getaway at the Greenhouse picnic! Bring your lunch and relax with the sounds of 106.1 The Breeze, register to win prizes, and hang out with your favorite morning show host, Val!

Food: BYO Picnic

Wednesday, February 5
Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm

 Programming

11:00am-12:30pm- Story Time & Design with Design Philly: Explore the world of architecture + design with little ones at Story Time and Design! Join us for a reading of a creative tale or two, while exploring the building blocks of architecture, design, and our city. Then dive into the design process through fun activities and projects that little ones and their caretakers can take home. A great introduction to the fields of design and create something amazing.

 Food (6:00pm – 10:00pm) 

  • Spot Burger Hot Dog Cart
  • QT Vietnamese Sandwich
  • Okie Dokie Donuts

Thursday, February 6
Hours 9:00am-10:00pm

Programming

11:00am-12:00pm- Drag Queen Story Time: Join Philly's Drag Queen Brittany Lynn for an hour of stories focusing on different elements of Earth fun dress up time, sing-alongs, arts and crafts-and more!

Food (6:00pm- 10:00pm) 

  • Street Food Philly
  • Dump-n-Roll
  • Milk + Sugar

Friday, February 7
Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm

Philly PHLASH Free Shuttle:  10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Programming

11:00am-1:00p.m- HRTS in the Park with Eazy Denim: The HRTS in the Park art experience brings the Philadelphia community together and counters the winter blues! In celebration of Earth Day’s upcoming 50th anniversary, the art experience will provide children and families an outlet to freely express their creativity using only natural and/or recycled materials. Materials will include, but not limited to: flowers, leaves, rocks, sticks, bottle caps, corks, buttons, etc.

6:00pm-9:00pm- REC Philly presents DJ Yono Ono

Food (6:00pm-10:00pm)

  • Mama’s Meatballs
  • Dos Hermanos Tacos
  • Dre’s Water Ice

Saturday, February 8
Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm

Philly PHLASH Free Shuttle:  10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Programming

12:00pm-4:00pm- PBS Kids Curious George & activities with WHYY: Everyone's favorite chimpanzee Curious George is visiting the Greenhouse at Fairmount Park! Join WHYY at Getaway at the Greenhouse for a meet-and-greet with Curious George, family-friendly activities and book giveaways. WHYY Kids and Family programming is kindly sponsored by PNC Grow Up Great.

Food Partners (11:00am-4:00pm)

  • Constellation (starting at 10:00am)
  • Pitruco
  • Spot Burger Hot Dog Cart
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream

Food (5:00pm-10:00pm)

  • Constellation (starting at 4:00pm)
  • QT Vietnamese Sandwich
  • Dump-n-Roll
  • Milk + Sugar

Sunday, February 9
Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm 
Philly PHLASH Free Shuttle:  10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Programming 
12:00-5:00pm- Let’s Rock Recess:
Jungle Rock Recess with face painters, a balloon artist, DJ, and giveaways

Food (11:00am-5:00pm)

  • Constellation (10am-7pm)
  • Dos Hermanos Tacos
  • Mama’s Meatballs
  • Okie Dokie Donuts 

Monday, February 10
Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm

Programming 
11:00am-11:30am, Nature read aloud and activity
2:00-2:30pm,  Nature read aloud and activity

Join FarmPhilly for a read aloud series with a focus on the natural world. Children ages 4-8 and their caretakers are invited to come listen to stories about plants, animals, seasons and our food systems and participate in a short hands-on activity following the book.

Food: BYO Picnic

Tuesday, February 11
Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm

Programming 
11:00am-11:45am, Mister John’s Music
12:00pm-12:45pm, Mister John’s Music 

Mister John’s Music is pleased to join Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy for Gateway at the Greenhouse!  Offering two of their award-winning interactive 45-minute classes, Mister John’s teachers will guide young children and their caregivers through a hands-on musical experience centered around this year’s theme of “Earth.”  Expect stories, songs, surprises and a giant Earth beach ball!

Food: BYO Picnic

Wednesday, February 12
Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm

Programming 
11:00am-12:30pm, Story time and Design & Design Philly:
Explore the world of architecture + design with little ones at Story time and Design! Join us for a reading of a creative tale or two, while exploring the building blocks of architecture, design, and our city. Then dive into the design process through fun activities and projects that little ones and their caretakers can take home. A great introduction to the fields of design and create something amazing.

Food (6:00pm-10:00pm)

  • Dump-n-Roll
  • QT Vietnamese Sandwich
  • Dre’s Water Ice

Thursday, February 13
Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm

Programming 
11:00am-12:00pm, Drag Queen Story Time:
Earth Day equals Earth YAY!!!Join Philly's Drag Queen Brittany Lynn for an hour of stories focusing on different elements of Earth Day-dress up time, sing-alongs, arts and crafts-and more!

Food (6:00pm-10:00pm)

  • Spot Burger Hot Dog Cart
  • Dos Hermanos Tacos
  • Purposeful Pops

Friday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day)
Hours: 9:00am-10:00pm

Philly PHLASH Free Shuttle:  10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Programming: 
11:00am-1:00p.m- Eazy Denim HRTS in the Park:
The HRTS in the Park art experience brings the Philadelphia community together and counters the winter blues! In celebration of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, the art experience will provide children and families an outlet to freely express their creativity using only natural and/or recycled materials. Materials will include, but not limited to: flowers, leaves, rocks, sticks, bottle caps, corks, buttons, etc.
6:00pm-9:00pm- REC Philly presents DJ Yono Ono

Food (6:00pm-10:00pm) 

  • Pitruco
  • QT Vietnamese Sandwich
  • Milk + Sugar

Saturday, February 15
Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm
Philly PHLASH Free Shuttle:  10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Programming 
12:00pm-3:00pm, Elmwood Park Zoo:
Come celebrate wildlife and the environment with Elmwood Park Zoo at the Greenhouse of Fairmount Park Horticulture Center! The zoo will be attending from 12-3pm with live animals and an interactive display table for guests to touch and explore.

Food:

11:00am-4:00pm

  • Constellation (starting at 10:00am)
  • SoPhie
  • Spot Burger Hot Dog Cart
  • Purposeful Pops

5:00pm-10:00pm

  • Constellation (starting at 4:00pm)
  • Street Food Philly 
  • Vegan Commissary
  • Weckerly’s Ice Cream

Sunday, February 16
Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm
Philly PHLASH Free Shuttle:  10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Programming 
12:00pm-5:00pm- Let’s Rock Recess:
Jungle Rock Recess with face painters, a balloon artist, DJ, and giveaways

Food (11:00am-5:00pm)

  • Constellation (starting at 10:00am, going till 7:00pm)
  • Mama’s Meatballs
  • Dump-n-Roll
  • Dre’s Water Ice 

 

Restrictions
  • Alcoholic purchases require a valid ID.
  • Tickets are limited to 4 per order. Children 5 and under do not require a ticket.
  • Please only register for the date you plan to attend. If you no longer can attend, please contact [email protected] to free up your spot for others. 
  • For sold out dates you are still welcome to show up and register on-site. Please note that admission is first-come, first-serve as the Horticulture Center has a maximum capacity to ensure everyone's safety.