Rides and Attractions
The majority of attractions are included with the price of admission. For our three rides, tickets are $2 each or 6 tickets for $10. Proceeds from rides help maintain the Garden, the Garden Club’s Programs, and employ Camden youth.
Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House
Arrow River Train
Red Oak Run
Spring Butterfly Ride
Plaza de Aibonito
The Camden Children's Garden hosts special celebrations and events, offering additional activities and crafts related to the event theme. Standard admission rates apply. Some activities have a modest fee for materials (i.e. pumpkin painting).
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Violet Plaza - Guests enter the Camden Children's Garden at the Violet Plaza, offering an open space for gathering and people watching. During the spring and summer the colorful balls in the Plaza spout water at different intervals, creating a surprising atmosphere. Jumping water jets rise from the Plaza, adding to the fun. Surrounding the Plaza are shade trees and benches, creating comfortable resting spots for parents and chaperones.
Ben Franklin's Workshop - Pay tribute to Ben Franklin’s love of both nature and science in this imagined version of Ben Franklin’s secret garden and workshop. It represents Philadelphia’s most famous inventor, printer, scientist and diplomat. This space is used for educational lessons and continues to emphasize the work, life, and accomplishments of Ben Franklin.
Piney Woods Amphitheatre includes a seating area that can hold up to 140 visitors and several artists’ benches for additional seating. Guests are shaded by colorful yellow and blue umbrellas for protection from the sun. The stage area is set against a backdrop of pine trees. This area is used for a variety of programming such as entertainment and educational presentations. The Amphitheatre is also used for award ceremonies, wedding ceremonies and graduations for both daytime and evening rentals.
Garden & Butterfly Tents - Tents are used to provide educational programming and can also be rented for parties, weddings, and other events. From April through October, tents are available for evening rentals. On chilly evenings, the sides can be installed for greater comfort. The Garden Tent can seat about 130 guests for dinner while the butterfly tent seats up to 30 guests. Larger functions are easily accommodated in buffet style or with food stations located in colorful themed exhibits throughout the entire Garden.
Ginkgo's Gift Shop -Make sure you save time to visit Ginkgo's Gift Shop. It's the Garden’s gift shop located right on Riverside Drive. Inside, you can find great gifts, puzzles, tee shirts and books for your gardening friends. The Gift Shop has a G-Scale Garden Railroad operating around the ceiling. It even has a replica of the Ben Franklin Bridge!