NOTE: All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance, and masks are now optional but recommended. Learn more about how you can join us!

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' programs for children offer the perfect mix of fun and educational activities that explore science-related topics pertaining to plants, animals and ecosystems. Whether they are identifying leaves and blooms or making discoveries about life in our planet's tropical forests, inquisitive kids will love learning about the natural world as their respect for the environment grows. 

Explore our virtual programs for children ages 2 – 10 and let us immerse your young explorers in the incredible world of Phipps. Programs cover multisensory play, cooking skills, lessons on ecosystems and more! 

Phipps Conservatory is now offering field trips for the family! Join us in the Outdoor Garden as we explore the native flora and fauna present in the summer! 

Calling all nature explorers! In collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, join us as we explore Phipps’ outdoor garden for animal friends and beautiful blooms. 

Let Phipps cultivate your child’s green thumb with an exciting new vegetation education program, Phipps Kids Plant Club! 

Join us for weekly scheduled programs or stop by our staffed Discovery Stations for opportunities to explore the wonderful world of plants with the curious kids in your life.

Scouts are invited to Phipps for a variety of hands-on learning experiences, some of which have been designed to satisfy a number of badge requirements. 

We welcome homeschoolers to supplement their education by participating in our camps. Groups may also take a field trip modified to meet their needs.

Photos @ Cory Doman and Paul g. Wiegman