For Immediate Release: Thurs., May 12
Contact: Joe Reed | Director of Marketing and Communications
412-622-6915, ext. 3801 | jreed@phipps.conservatory.org

New Line-up of Fun, Educational Summer Camps Available at Phipps Conservatory
Children will have a blast learning about the natural world this summer

Pittsburgh, PA — This summer, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is excited to announce new and expanded camps to engage young explorers. A wide range of programs with various themes are available all summer long. Phipps summer camps cover science-related topics such as plants, animals and ecosystems that all strengthen children’s connections to nature. Each session features insights that will encourage children’s respect for the environment to grow.

Phipps’ Summer Camps Overview:

  • Virtual Explorers Academy are virtual programs tailored to children ages 2 – 10 with openings currently available in Nurturing Nature: Hawaiian Culture and Sustainable Science Series, Wild Wonders Series and Virtual Explorer: Hawaiian Exploration.
  • Family Field Trips allow families to join their children in exploring native flora and fauna. The current offerings include Butterflies, Bark, Branches, Buds and Blooms and Bird Beak Buffet. Programs range from Pre-K to grade 5.
  • Kids Plant Club fosters children’s green thumbs through learning about garden-ready plants and what makes them thrive. Plant kit pick-ups are available at Phipps as well as Commonwealth Charter Academy in Harrisburg.
  • Seedling Scientists was developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University. Children ages 4 – 6 are invited to explore Phipps Outdoor Garden. As part of the camp activities, campers will complete interactive game-based assessments that will help children learn about the natural world and equitable access to nature. 

Advance registration is required. For full descriptions and to register, visit phipps.conservatory.org/Camps.



About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA is a globally recognized green leader with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Encompassing 15 acres including a historic 14-room glasshouse, 23 distinct indoor and outdoor gardens and industry-leading sustainable architecture and operations, Phipps attracts more than half a million visitors annually from around the world. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.

Watch TEDx: What We Can Learn From an Old Glasshouse: A look at the evolving way we connect people to nature at Phipps, demonstrate how human and environmental health are inextricably connected, and show that to age gracefully, we must continually reinvent ourselves to evolve with the rest of the world.