Rides and Attractions

The majority of attractions are included with the price of admission.  For our three rides, tokens are $2 each or 6 tokens for $10.  Proceeds from rides help maintain the Garden, the Garden Club’s Programs, and employ Camden youth.

Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House

Visitors can observe several species of butterflies in their 1,200 square foot home. A peaceful pond and bubbling fountain provide gentle background sounds as visitors experience butterflies flying, basking and nectaring in a lush tropical environment. Photo Credit: Jodi Samsel, Courier Post

Visitors can observe several species of butterflies in their 1,200 square foot home. A peaceful pond and bubbling fountain provide gentle background sounds as visitors experience butterflies flying, basking and nectaring in a lush tropical environment. Photo Credit: Jodi Samsel, Courier Post

Garden Carousel

This is a Garden carousel. It has a rabbit, a rooster, a pig, a cat, a shark and even a hummingbird! Children love to ride on the sea dragon. Of course there are several horses decorated with beautiful flowers and a bright red chariot.

This is a Garden carousel. It has a rabbit, a rooster, a pig, a cat, a shark and even a hummingbird! Children love to ride on the sea dragon. Of course there are several horses decorated with beautiful flowers and a bright red chariot.

Dinosaur Garden

A  red Apatosaurus (made from recycled car parts) is standing next to a waterfall, in a pool of water.  A baby Hadrosaur, NJ's State Dinosaur, stands next to a dinosaur egg. Climb in and imagine what it was like to be a baby dinosaur!

A  red Apatosaurus (made from recycled car parts) is standing next to a waterfall, in a pool of water.  A baby Hadrosaur, NJ's State Dinosaur, stands next to a dinosaur egg. Climb in and imagine what it was like to be a baby dinosaur!

Cityscapes Garden

This exhibit features replicas of two house facades inspired by Camden, NJ row homes. The front yards demonstrate street “scaping” in a small space. In the backyards, each family has a different reason for gardening reflected in their own gardening style.

This exhibit features replicas of two house facades inspired by Camden, NJ row homes. The front yards demonstrate street “scaping” in a small space. In the backyards, each family has a different reason for gardening reflected in their own gardening style.

Tree House

You can climb the steps or walk up the ramp to enter the Tree House for a bird's eye view of the entire Garden. You might be able to spot butterflies, hawks, and migratory birds. It overlooks the Red Oak Run and the Peace Plaza.  

You can climb the steps or walk up the ramp to enter the Tree House for a bird's eye view of the entire Garden. You might be able to spot butterflies, hawks, and migratory birds. It overlooks the Red Oak Run and the Peace Plaza.  

Arrow River Train

The 600' long Arrow River Train Ride holds up to 38 children or 22 adults. Interwoven with the ride is the expanded "G" scale display of model trains running at different elevations throughout the Railroad Garden and along miniature landscapes.

The 600' long Arrow River Train Ride holds up to 38 children or 22 adults. Interwoven with the ride is the expanded "G" scale display of model trains running at different elevations throughout the Railroad Garden and along miniature landscapes.

Red Oak Run

Have you ever seen an “underground maze”? This maze is designed to give you the feeling that you are tunneling underground. There are actually places where you have to crawl to get through the maze. There's even a small tot slide.

Have you ever seen an “underground maze”? This maze is designed to give you the feeling that you are tunneling underground. There are actually places where you have to crawl to get through the maze. There's even a small tot slide.

Potting Shed

Enter the Potting Shed to learn all about food.  Inside you will find the exhibit, Food: From Farm to Family. Parents relax on a bench while children play in one of three areas in including the farm, the farm market, and the family kitchen.

Enter the Potting Shed to learn all about food.  Inside you will find the exhibit, Food: From Farm to Family. Parents relax on a bench while children play in one of three areas in including the farm, the farm market, and the family kitchen.

Fitness Garden

This Garden provides a space to exercise young muscles and opportunities for climbing, sliding and balancing activities.  Visitors can crawl through or on top of the rock tunnel, walk along a balance beam, climb stairs, slide down the sliding board or hop on the log stepping stones.

This Garden provides a space to exercise young muscles and opportunities for climbing, sliding and balancing activities.  Visitors can crawl through or on top of the rock tunnel, walk along a balance beam, climb stairs, slide down the sliding board or hop on the log stepping stones.

Butterfly Spring Ride

The Spring Butterfly Ride provides a unique opportunity for a butterfly’s eye view of the Garden. The ride is 30' high with a brightly colored column with five seats attached. The ride lifts riders to the top of that column and “springs” down again. Restrictions apply.

The Spring Butterfly Ride provides a unique opportunity for a butterfly’s eye view of the Garden. The ride is 30' high with a brightly colored column with five seats attached. The ride lifts riders to the top of that column and “springs” down again. Restrictions apply.

Storybook Gardens

The Storybook Gardens invite children to interact with some of their favorite stories including The Three Little Pigs, A Giant’s Garden, A Secret Garden, The Frog Prince, and Alice in Wonderland!!

The Storybook Gardens invite children to interact with some of their favorite stories including The Three Little Pigs, A Giant’s Garden, A Secret Garden, The Frog Prince, and Alice in Wonderland!!

Picnic Garden

Foods are being grown in over sized cups and bowls that are spread out on a red and white checked picnic blanket. On the corner of the blanket is a huge arbor in the shape of a picnic basket. There are giant ant sculptures marching right across the center of the blanket.

Foods are being grown in over sized cups and bowls that are spread out on a red and white checked picnic blanket. On the corner of the blanket is a huge arbor in the shape of a picnic basket. There are giant ant sculptures marching right across the center of the blanket.

Plaza de Aibonito

Don’t miss the exciting Plaza de Aibonito, Puerto Rico tropical exhibit. You will find it past Ginkgo’s Gift Shop and the Garden’s Main Office. This exhibit looks like the plaza in Aibonito, a beautiful town in Puerto Rico known as the “City of Flowers”.

Don’t miss the exciting Plaza de Aibonito, Puerto Rico tropical exhibit. You will find it past Ginkgo’s Gift Shop and the Garden’s Main Office. This exhibit looks like the plaza in Aibonito, a beautiful town in Puerto Rico known as the “City of Flowers”.

Kids' Garden Map

Click here to view full map

Click here to view full map

Festivals & Events

The Camden Children's Garden hosts family festivals, offering additional activities and crafts related to the festival theme. Standard admission rates apply. Some crafts have a modest fee for materials (i.e. pumpkin painting).

Additional events, including Brunch with Bunny and Brunch with Santa, are offered during the year.  See details below for price.

For a full list of upcoming events, click here to visit the events page.

SPRING 2014

April 12th & 13th: Dino Day & Bug Bonanza

Celebrate dinosaurs and insects while digging for fossils in our popular Dino Garden. This festival includes educational activities, a fun planting activity, and themed crafts.  Part of Camden Children’s Garden Second & Fourth Weekend Series, held 1:00-4:00pm.

April 19th: Brunch with Bunny

Hop on over to the Garden for a buffet brunch with the Easter Bunny catered by Tortilla Press! Seating's available at 10am and 12:30pm. Reservations must be made in advance. For pricing and reservations, please call 856-365-8733. Click Here for Bunny Flyer

April 26th & 27th: Earth & Arbor Day

Celebrate Earth Day amid the beauty of 4.5-acres of children's themed gardens and the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House.  This festival includes planting activities, crafts and educational activities to learn about and to help celebrate Mother Earth. Part of Camden Children’s Garden Second & Fourth Weekend Series, held 1:00-4:00pm.

Additional Features

 

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. Adults can check out Ginkgo's own line of garden jewelry. Each piece is related to the Camden Children’s Garden. The Gift Shop has a G-Scale Garden Railroad operating around the ceiling. It even has a replica of the Ben Franklin Bridge! 

The Gift Shop staff can supply grab bags for Birthday Party favors or for school groups if ordered ahead of time. Ginkgo’s Gift Shop phone number is 856.966.4465.