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

Meet the Instructor

Jennifer Torrance is the science education coordinator at Phipps. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating science education programming. Jennifer holds a bachelor of science in environmental science from Allegheny College. She has been sparking children’s passion for the natural world at Phipps since 2016. She loves encouraging creativity and introducing children to fascinating new concepts.

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. To learn even more, please call 412/441-4442, ext. 3925.

AGES 2 – 4
$10 MEMBERS  |  $15 NONMEMBERS
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Little Sprouts

Our First Fall Gardens

Mon., Sept. 14 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – noon

$10 MEMBERS | $15 NONMEMBERS

Some of our favorite fruits and veggies thrive in the cool fall weather! Come learn about crops and flowers that you can plant now!

Little Sprouts

Urban Animals

Mon., Sept. 21 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – noon

$10 MEMBERS | $15 NONMEMBERS

Discover the animals that share our cities with us! Explore how scientists monitor wildlife and learn about how animals find food, water and shelter.

Little Sprouts

Delightful Desert

Mon., Sept. 28 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – noon

$10 MEMBERS | $15 NONMEMBERS

Fall in the desert is a very curious time! Explore the animals and plants that call the desert home and learn their fall adventures.

Little Sprouts

Amazing Apples

Mon., Oct. 5 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – noon

$10 MEMBERS | $15 NONMEMBERS

Learn about the journey from seed to tree to apple. Explore the parts of an apple and learn some delicious ways to use your apples! 

Little Sprouts

Colorful Corn

Mon., Oct. 12 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – noon

$10 MEMBERS | $15 NONMEMBERS

Corn has been a favorite fall food for hundreds of years! Explore how corn grows and discover how colorful it can be!

Little Sprouts

Loud and Quiet Leaf Fun

Mon., Oct. 19 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – noon

$10 MEMBERS | $15 NONMEMBERS

Learn about the changing colors and why trees lose their leaves. Listen to the sounds of fall and make a fun musical instrument! 

Little Sprouts

Perfect Pumpkins

Mon., Oct. 26 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – noon

$10 MEMBERS | $15 NONMEMBERS

Did you know that a pumpkin is a type of squash? Uncover the mysteries of pumpkins and do a pumpkin dissection!