NOTE: Phipps' Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays is open now through Sun., Jan. 17. All Phipps tickets must be purchased in advance, and safety protocols must be followed. Learn more about how you can join us!

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 28 – Jan. 3
    Dec 28
    2020

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 28 – Jan. 3

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • #bioPGH Blog: A Snowy Day for Community Science
    Dec 23
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: A Snowy Day for Community Science

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    Let's get counting birds!

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 21 – 27
    Dec 21
    2020

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 21 – 27

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Super[hero] Foods!
    Dec 18
    2020

    Fairchild Challenge at Phipps: Super[hero] Foods!

    By Emily Horner, Science Education Facilitator

    Thank you to all of the schools who submitted entries the recent Fairchild Challenge, Visual Art and Design: Super[hero] Foods! This challenge was completed by both elementary and middle school students, who were tasked...

  • Healthful Holiday Snacking with UPMC Health Plan
    Dec 18
    2020

    Healthful Holiday Snacking with UPMC Health Plan

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    Do you feel stressed out by the abundance of snacks and sweets this coming holiday season? Tune into our Holiday Snacking  webinar with the UPMC Health Plan. In this 30 minute class, we discuss how to navigate the sweets...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Frosty Frogs! How Amphibians Spend the Winter
    Dec 17
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: Frosty Frogs! How Amphibians Spend the Winter

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    Have you ever wondered what happens to amphibians in the colder months?

  • Leaf Color Wheel Activity
    Dec 15
    2020

    Leaf Color Wheel Activity

    By Christina Hayduchok, LMP Intern

    Though nature has a rhythm and we expect the same colors each year, exploring new ones allows us to be inventive and imagine new possibilities. The color wheel is a great place to start searching for new patterns by exploring...

  • Cranberry Walnut Bread
    Dec 15
    2020

    Cranberry Walnut Bread

    By Maris Altieri RD, LMP Coordinator

    Test your baking skills with this melt-in-your-mouth cranberry walnut bread. The tang and crunch of this sweet loaf strikes the taste buds with seasonal flavors. Bonus: the cranberries and oranges pack this dish with phytonutrient...

  • Small Gardens, Big Impact: Native Plant Play Garden
    Dec 15
    2020

    Small Gardens, Big Impact: Native Plant Play Garden

    By Juliette Olshock

    As the growing season comes to a close, we will be highlighting gardens of Western Pennsylvania that inspire us with their beauty and their positive impact on the environment.

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 14 – 20
    Dec 14
    2020

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 14 – 20

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Tree Rings to Rule them All
    Dec 10
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: Tree Rings to Rule them All

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    Have you ever wondered where tree rings come from?

  • SciTALK in January!
    Dec 07
    2020

    SciTALK in January!

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    Join us for SciTALK, a three-part series of virtual meet-ups to give teens in grades 9-12 the chance to meet scientists from different fields!

  • This Week at Phipps: Dec. 7 – 13
    Dec 07
    2020

    This Week at Phipps: Dec. 7 – 13

    By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted...

  • #bioPGH Blog: Northern Cardinals
    Dec 03
    2020

    #bioPGH Blog: Northern Cardinals

    By Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas, Research and Science Education Outreach Manager

    From their gutsy, bold personalities to the way they have adapted to our human presence, let’s get to know these feathered neighbors a bit better!

  • What We’re Cooking With Now: Turnips
    Dec 02
    2020

    What We’re Cooking With Now: Turnips

    By Chris Cox, executive chef, Café Phipps

    Looking for adventure in the kitchen? Our monthly What We're Cooking with Now post features a fresh produce ingredient, explains how to find the market's finest, and includes a recipe to try at home....

  • Small Gardens, Big Impact: Native Plant Oasis
    Dec 01
    2020

    Small Gardens, Big Impact: Native Plant Oasis

    By Juliette Olshock

    As the growing season comes to a close, we will be highlighting gardens of Western Pennsylvania that inspire us with their beauty and their positive impact on the environment. Native Plant Oasis Barbara Martin, Forest Hills...