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

Beat the winter blues by escaping into a green oasis! The Greenhouse is an indoor winter getaway at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. The frost-free fun takes place from Saturday, February 1 through Sunday, February 16.

Enjoy live music, cocktails and a cash bar, a giant sandbox, games, and food truck vendors.

Returning highlights include:

  • The Jungle: GAIA (see more below), traveling zoos, kids rock DJ, face painting, balloon artists
  • The Beach: an 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 hosted by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with Constellation Culinary Group.

New this year!

1. Getaway in a PHLASH

Getting to the Getaway just got easier! PHLASH will provide a free shuttle service from Center City to the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. The shuttle will operate each weekend the Greenhouse is open, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Shuttles run every 30 minutes with stops at:
  • LOVE Park
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Please Touch Museum
  • Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

2. Space out at the Getaway

Experience Gaia! This touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram allows you to see our planet on the same scale as astronauts–floating in three dimensions. Measuring 10 feet in diameter, Gaia features detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface. A surround-sound composition by award-winning composer Dan Jones will play alongside the sculpture.


Admission to the Greenhouse is free, but space is limited. Please reserve a ticket to secure a space and to receive programming and winter weather updates.
  • Tickets are limited to 4 per order. Tickets are not required for children 5 and under.
  • Please only register for the date you plan to attend. If you no longer can attend, please contact 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-served. To ensure everyone’s safety, the Horticulture Center has a maximum capacity.
Brianna Spause / Philadelphia Parks & Recreation


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