august 2021

05aug9:00 am2:00 pmPioneer Life: Live like it's 1799Summer Day CampActivities:Kids

Event Details

If only kids could go back in time to see what life was like…

Take a journey back in time at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and discover your inner pioneer. Experience what life was like for European homesteaders through activities in and around the 1780’s restored Walker-Ewing-Glass Log House. Children and adults in that era couldn’t google anything or use their iPads; they had to live by their wits. Some of the many homesteading (and modern-day STEAM) skills highlighted in this camp include how to grow food crops, medicinal plants and self-care, raising livestock, recognizing and dealing with pests, how to build shelter and making your own fun. 

Ages: 8 – 11 years

Program Fee:

Members $45 | Nonmembers $55

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Members: To receive your discount, make sure that you have registered as a member on our website. Then Sign In (located in the upper right-hand corner) so that you receive your Membership discount when you check out.


(Thursday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, kindly give 48 hours notice to receive a refund, by calling the Garden at 412-444-4464. No refunds will be issued after that point. The Garden reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment, or in the event of severe weather. If you have any questions, please contact Guest Services at 412-444-4464.