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We are offering an exciting lineup of in-person field trips for school, homeschool, scout and other education groups. While meeting Pennsylvania standards, these programs use botany and ecology to inspire learning. Field trips can be modified to meet the needs of individual groups and each generally consists of a 45 minute learning session follow by a self-guided tour. Science education Field Trip programs are offered in the Outdoor Garden tent for youth groups less than 120 students and include a self-guided tour.

In-person field trip admission rates and regulations are as follows:

  • Winter and spring field trip programming is offered between Jan. 5 – June 2, 2024.
  • ​$8 per student.
  • Includes a 45-minute field trip and self-guided tour.
  • 1 adult admitted free for every 8 youth; $17 for each additional adult.
  • Outdoor lunch spaces available for groups less than 100 youth; $30 per 30 youths per reservation.
  • Phipps memberships are not transferable to youth field trip programming.

Contact 412-441-4442 ext. 3925 or to book a field trip or for more information about programs in the new school year. 

Spring Field Trips 2024

Lady Bug Life

Grades Pre-K – 2

Lady Bugs can be the ultimate garden defender. In this class, students will have the opportunity to see live insects and learn about the important role lady bugs play in the garden. Students will also learn about the lifecycle and anatomy of these amazing insects.

Spring Field Trips 2024

Bees and Pollination

Grades 2 – 5

Dive into the hive to learn about the anatomy of bees! Did you know that bees help us grow food and help our native ecosystems to thrive? Play a game to discover the different jobs they have and explore how they pollinate plants.

Spring Field Trips 2024


Grades Pre-K – 2, 3 – 5

Moving through the lifecycle of these beautiful insects, this class will explore butterfly anatomy, metamorphosis and the fascinating ways they protect themselves in nature.

Spring Field Trips 2024

Habitats Game Show

Grades 3 – 5

Learn how animals and plants depend on their habitat through an interactive game!

Spring Field Trips 2024

Carnivorous Plants

Grades 3 – 6

This program teaches participants in the world of meat-eating plants as they observe various species and learn how and why these carnivores eat insects, tadpoles and small fish.

Tour-Only Options

As alternatives to our more formal field trip options, we also offer docent-led and self-guided tours.

Free membership admission is not applicable and non-transferrable for group tours, field trips and certain other special events due to additional programming and expenses related to these visits. We ask that you contact our membership hotline at 412-315-0656 for more information on membership.

Field trip admission rates are available on weekdays only. Availability varies throughout the year.