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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens welcomes homeschooled students individually or as a group. Our standards-based field trip programs can be readily adapted for a wide age range of youth and our seasonal camps provide experiential learning opportunities for children ages 2 – 13. Join one of our scheduled homeschool programs below for just $5 per person over two years old (child or adult), or choose from any of our field trip classes, group tours or seasonal camps to meet your specific needs.

Interested in a program that's already sold out? Email us to be placed on our waiting list.

For Homeschoolers

Winter Fairies in Biomes

GRADES 2 – 4
TUES., JAN. 10  |  11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
SEED CLASSROOM

Help the winter fairies discover desert and tropical forest biomes.

SOLD OUT

For Homeschoolers

Bark, Branches, Buds and Blooms

GRADES 2 – 4
TUES., FEB. 14  |  11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
SEED CLASSROOM

Explore the biology of trees, learn how trees provide homes for other organisms and hear about some of the wackiest trees on the planet — from the tree that has a restaurant inside it to the only tree in the Sub-Antarctic.

SOLD OUT

For Homeschoolers

Why Is My Plant Not an Animal?

GRADES 2 – 4
TUES., MARCH 14  |  11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
SEED CLASSROOM

Learn the differences between plants and animals and explore the hallmarks of the plant kingdom, including photosynthesis, cell structure and plant anatomy.

For Homeschoolers

Bees and Pollination

GRADES 2 – 4
TUES., May 9  |  11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
SEED CLASSROOM

Learn about pollination, bee anatomy, lifecycle and habitats through fun, interactive games.

For Homeschoolers

Biology in the 'Burgh

GRADES 2 – 4
TUES., June 11  |  11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
SEED CLASSROOM

Explore the fish, birds and insects in the Pittsburgh region.

For Homeschoolers

Earth Extremes

GRADES 5 – 8
TUES., JAN. 10  |  2:30 – 3:30 P.M.
SEED CLASSROOM

Play the role of detective to uncover plant evidence and solve a mysterious case of smuggling while you learn about world biomes in this whodunit class.

SOLD OUT

For Homeschoolers

Bark, Branches, Buds and Blooms

GRADES 5 – 8
TUES., FEB. 14  |  2:30 – 3:30 P.M.
SEED CLASSROOM

Explore the biology of trees, learn how trees provide homes for other organisms and hear about some of the wackiest trees on the planet — from the tree that has a restaurant inside it to the only tree in the Sub-Antarctic.

SOLD OUT

For Homeschoolers

Botany 101: Juniors Edition

GRADES 5 – 8
TUES., MARCH 14  |  2:30 – 3:30 P.M.
SEED CLASSROOM

Learn the differences between plants and animals and explore the hallmarks of the plant kingdom, including photosynthesis, cell structure and plant anatomy.

For Homeschoolers

Get Ready, Set...5-2-1-0!

GRADES 5 – 8
TUES., APRIL 11  |  2:30 – 3:30 P.M.
SEED CLASSROOM

Discover Let's Move Pittsburgh's 5-2-1-0 movement and learn easy steps to follow for healthy eating and physical activity every day.

For Homeschoolers

Bees and Pollination

GRADES 5 – 8
TUES., May 9  |  2:30 – 3:30 P.M.
SEED CLASSROOM

Learn about pollination, bee anatomy, lifecycle and habitats through fun, interactive games.

For Homeschoolers

Biology in the 'Burgh

GRADES 5 – 8
TUES., June 11  |  2:30 – 3:30 P.M.
SEED CLASSROOM

Explore the fish, birds and insects in the Pittsburgh region.

Photos © Cory Doman; Denmarsh Photography, Inc.; Paul g. Wiegman