NOTE: All Phipps 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 this fall, 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

Little Sprouts

AGES 2 – 4
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Explore our Little Sprouts online programs for ages 2 – 4 and let us immerse your child in our incredible world. These unique programs touch on topics such as art, science and sustainability in fun, interactive ways.

Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy

Eat the Rainbow Series


From protecting eyesight to boosting brain health, learn about the power of variety in our Eat the Rainbow Series. We will be making a color-themed snack in each eat-the-rainbow class. 

Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy

Playful Pop Up 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. 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

Virtual Young Chefs Cooking Academy

AGES 10 – 14

Beginning young chefs are welcome to join the Virtual Young Chefs Thrive Cooking Academy where students will learn basic knife and culinary skills with Chef Emily Larsen. Families will recieve a food list prior to each session and will purchase the food independently. 

Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy

Dinner Together

Tues., Nov. 10 | 5 – 6 p.m.

Get your family together over a fabulous baked potato bar with all the fixings. Chef Emily will show you how to do everything to make your family a memorable and fun meal they all enjoy together. Starting with the basics of making a baked potato, we will move on to building more skills like roasting a sheet pan full of vegetables and whipping up a cheese sauce. Then everyone can assemble their own potatoes and eat together!

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