UPDATE: Phipps will reopen to members on Sat., June 6 and to the public on Sat., June 13. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and new safety protocols are required. Learn more about how you can join us!

As alternatives to field trips with formal classroom lessons, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers several different docent-led and self-guided tour options for school and other groups. 

Docent-Led Tours

Docent-led tours are led by trained volunteers who possess a wealth of knowledge about Phipps, plants and sustainability.

The cost of a guided tour without a field trip lesson is $6 per child (2 – 18 years old). Tour groups receive one complimentary adult admission for every eight children registered. Additional adults pay regular admission price. Tours are based on docent availability; you must register at least four weeks in advance for these tours. Tours are approximately one hour in length. Call 412/441-4442, ext. 3925 to schedule your guided tour today.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours allow you to move at your own pace and are recommended for pre-school and kindergarten age groups. Prices for self-directed visits are $5 for children (2 – 18 years) and $15 for adults. Registration is required at least four weeks in advance by calling 412/441-4442, ext. 3925. The program fee is due upon arrival at Phipps; please designate one person to make one payment for the entire group.

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