Blocks and Rocks Nature Play Program

Come to the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden to discover and play!

Discover-and-play sessions will be held for children aged 3-7  in the kid-friendly classroom of the Garden’s Bayer Welcome Center. Children will have access to bins of colorful LEGO® DUPLO® blocks, as well as natural materials such as rocks, sticks, pinecones, etc. Together, these materials encourage nature-based play, development of fine motor skills and social interaction. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join in the fun. Once the creation is complete, explore everything the Garden has to offer with a fun outdoor game of “I-spy.”

Blocks and Rocks takes place in our indoor classroom space to provide creative nature play regardless of the weather. Add the following sessions to your planner to get in on the fun at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

Upcoming Classes
10:00 – 11:30 am and 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Thursday, December 8th
Thursday, January 5th
Thursday, February 2nd
Thursday, March 2nd
Thursday, April 6th
Thursday, May 4th

This is a “drop in” program—come at any point and stay as long as you like within the program timeframe. Sessions are free for members and with paid admission.

Please note:

  • Adult supervision is required and small pieces may be included.
  • Younger and older siblings are permitted to attend at the discretion of parents and the Garden staff. When deciding whether to bring a child, please consider safety and program quality for all participants.

Cancellation policy: The program may be canceled due to inclement weather. For information on the status of the program, please call 412-444-4464.