Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' programs for children offer the perfect mix of fun and educational activities that explore science-related topics pertaining to plants, animals and ecosystems. Whether they are identifying fall leaves or making discoveries about life in our planet's tropical forests, inquisitive kids will love learning about the natural world as their respect for the environment grows. 

Highlighting ecology, conservation, healthy living and art concepts through hands-on activities, our camps for ages 2 – 13 include snacks and take-home crafts. 

Join us for story time or stop by our staffed Discovery Stations for opportunities to explore the wonderful world of plants with the curious kids in your life.

Scouts are invited to Phipps for a variety of hands-on learning experiences, some of which have been designed to satisfy a number of badge requirements. 

We welcome homeschoolers to supplement their education by participating in our camps. Groups may also take a field trip modified to meet their needs.

Photos @ Cory Doman and Paul g. Wiegman