NOTE: Phipps is open for your visit. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and safety protocols must be followed. Learn more about how you can join us!

Welcome to the Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy! Explore our virtual programs for children ages 4 – 18 and let us immerse your young explorers in the incredible world of Phipps. Upon registration, attendees will receive a link to participate in the virtual session.

Are you getting creative about your schooling options like forming an education “pod” or “bubble"? All of Phipps’ camps and programs can be easily adapted to multi-family micro-schooling sessions for just $30 for 2 – 6 students each additional student is $5.00. To learn more, contact We’re ready to help your group of young learners connect with nature!

Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy

Let's Move Pittsburgh Playful Pop-Up Series: Spring

AGES 5 – 8
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Wednesdays | 5 – 6 p.m.
$22 MEMBERS | $28 NONMEMBERS (price is for entire series)

Join Sarah Cullo, Let's Move Pittsburgh program coordinator, for an exciting new way to incorporate multisensory play and learning into your daily activity. Let's Move Pittsburgh Pop Ups provide virtual programming for small space play. Families will learn how to facilitate and engage children even with barriers of small and virtual spaces. Need to get your wiggles out after lunch?  Preschoolers will have an exciting virtual adventure while getting a great physical activity break with their caregiver.

Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy

Cooking Up a Story

Ages 3 – 6
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Wednesdays: May 12, 19 and 26 | 10 – 11 a.m.
$45 members | $60 nonmember

Unleash the power of your imagination as you bring your children’s books to life by whipping up a delicious snack! Combine your love of reading and your love of eating. Gather your family, read and share stories, and learn to cook a yummy treat together.

Select photos © Cory Doman, Paul g. Wiegman, Phil Johnson, Caroline Shearer