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For Immediate Release: Mon., May 15
Contact: Joe Reed | Senior Director of Communications
412-622-6915, ext. 3801 | 

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

Pittsburgh, PA – This summer, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is excited to announce a wide array of summer camps to engage young explorers. 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 allows children to make discoveries that encourage their respect for the environment to grow.

This summer's camp offerings include the following:

  • Kitchen Science Sleuths Food Science Camp: allow young learners ages 11 – 15 to dive into food science and use the scientific method to think critically and then conduct hands-on research and kitchen science experiments.
  • Full-Day Summer Camp: Rockin’ Researchers are all-new full day programs that immerse campers in the world of Phipps for a week of scientific discovery. See current offerings below:
    • Decode Nature: Nature provides so many fascinating mysteries – children ages 7 – 11 will have the opportunity to decode a new mystery each day of camp by exploring the fish, birds and insects in the Pittsburgh region. 
    • Hawai‘i Vacation: Children ages 6 – 12 are invited to say aloha to the spectacular intertwining of nature and culture of Hawai‘i, one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth! Explore the research station in Phipps Forest Hawai'i Exhibit, use the scientific method and more during your Hawai'i trip.

Advance registration is required. For full descriptions and to register, visit


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

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.