NOTE: All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance, and masks are strongly recommended for all guests and required for unvaccinated guests ages 2 and up. Learn more about how you can join us!

Welcome to the Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy! Explore our virtual programs for children ages 2 – 10 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.

Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy

UPMC Health Plan Classes

AGES: Parents and caregivers
Entire Series: Free to attend

Join UPMC Health Plan and Let's Move Pittsburgh for a free series of UPMC Health Plan Classes. Learn about creating food synergies, cooking with root vegetables and more!

Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy

Little Sprouts October Series

AGES 2 – 4
Entire Series: $50 MEMBERS  |  $65 NONMEMBERS

Explore our Little Sprouts online series 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

Basil, Oregano and Thyme in Our Garden Class

AGES 6 – 10
Entire Series: $45 MEMBERS  |  $60 NONMEMBERS

In our virtual cooking class, little chefs will learn how we can use herbs to transform ordinary ingredients into extraordinary meals! 

Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy

Habitat Explorers Series

AGES 5 – 8
Entire Series: $22 MEMBERS | $28 NONMEMBERS

Virtually 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.

Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy

Wild Wonders Series

AGES: 7 – 11
$20 MEMBERS | $40 NONMEMBERS Per monthly series

Play games, make crafts and learn along with us as we discuss topics including baby animals, pollination, eco-invention and more. Each month will have a fun new focus!

Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy

Let's Move Pittsburgh Virtual Cooking Classes Series

AGES: Caregiver and school-aged children
Entire Series: $85 MEMBERS | $100 NONMEMBERS

Virtually join Chef Jayashree on a journey through the world of Indian cooking. Each hands-on cooking session includes delicious vegetarian food and a cultural connection to the meal, expanding kids’ culinary skill set, introducing them to the flavors of new spice combinations and bringing healthy and tasty Indian cuisine into your home cooking rotation. 

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