Families & Kids
Longwood Gardens is the ideal place for family fun!
See exotic plants from around the world, examine insect-catching plants up close, enjoy dancing fountains that shoot water 130 feet in the air, and be dazzled by our colorful indoor and outdoor displays every day of the year.
Our events calendar is packed with fun family events and performances in every season.
Find These Delightful Spots in the Gardens
Look. Listen. Discover the living world around you.
March to the sound of the music playing in the Open Air Theatre
This ornate two-story house was inspired by a Norwegian church and overlooks the Italian Water Garden.
Look for the fan-shaped leaves on the Ginkgo tree in historic Peirce's Park
This treehouse offers a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding natural landscape.
The Indoor Children’s Garden inspires wide-eyed wonderment, infectious laughter and smiles from ear to ear – oh, and the kids like it too.
Visit the Green Wall and guess how many plants are there!
See what's buzzing around the waterlily pools
Find the carnivorous plants in the Fern Passage
Find 10 different flowing fountains and watch a fountain show in the Main Fountain Garden
Take 10 giant steps in the Topiary Garden
Hide in the Sunflower Shack among the vegetables in the Idea Garden
A delight for both the young and young at heart, the Children’s Corner is inspired by one of nature’s hardest working residents – the honeybee.
Count the steps you can climb in the Chimes Tower