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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

ABC Nature and Me: A is for Apples

PRE-K – GRADE 1 (AGES 3 – 6)
Tues., Jan. 17  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
SEED Classroom

In each installment of the ABC Nature and Me series, kids will connect with nature in the greenest classroom in the ‘Burgh, learn the sounds each letter makes and practice handwriting.

For Homeschoolers

ABC Nature and Me: T is for Trees

PRE-K – GRADE 1 (AGES 3 – 6)
Tues., Jan. 24  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
SEED Classroom

In each installment of the ABC Nature and Me series, kids will connect with nature in the greenest classroom in the ‘Burgh, learn the sounds each letter makes and practice handwriting.

For Homeschoolers

ABC Nature and Me: O is for Outdoors

PRE-K – GRADE 1 (AGES 3 – 6)
Tues., Jan. 31  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
SEED Classroom

In each installment of the ABC Nature and Me series, kids will connect with nature in the greenest classroom in the ‘Burgh, learn the sounds each letter makes and practice handwriting.

For Homeschoolers

ABC Nature and Me: P is for Play

PRE-K – GRADE 1 (AGES 3 – 6)
Tues., Feb. 7  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
SEED Classroom

In each installment of the ABC Nature and Me series, kids will connect with nature in the greenest classroom in the ‘Burgh, learn the sounds each letter makes and practice handwriting.

For Homeschoolers

ABC Nature and Me: F is for Farming

PRE-K – GRADE 1 (AGES 3 – 6)
Tues., Feb. 14  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
SEED Classroom

In each installment of the ABC Nature and Me series, kids will connect with nature in the greenest classroom in the ‘Burgh, learn the sounds each letter makes and practice handwriting.

For Homeschoolers

ABC Nature and Me: B is for Buds

PRE-K – GRADE 1 (AGES 3 – 6)
Tues., Feb. 21  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
SEED Classroom

In each installment of the ABC Nature and Me series, kids will connect with nature in the greenest classroom in the ‘Burgh, learn the sounds each letter makes and practice handwriting.

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.

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.

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

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

GRADES 2 – 4
TUES., APRIL 11  |  11:30 A.M. – 12:30 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 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.

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.

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