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Stay Connected Virtually with Phipps!
May 13
2020

Stay Connected Virtually with Phipps!

By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Even though guests can't visit in person, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is pleased to offer a wide variety of opportunities for guests to engage with Pittsburgh's glasshouse digitally. 

Upcoming events:

  • Virtual Biophilia: Pittsburgh June Meeting – Biophilia Coast to Coast | Thurs., June 4
    Join us virtually Thurs., June 4 for a very special Virtual Biophilia meet-up that will unite fellow biophilia organizations from across the country

  • Virtual BioBlitz Family Fun Festival | Sun., June 7
    On Sun., June 7, our fifth annual BioBlitz festival will be moving virtual! Though we may be online, the day will still bring together families, students, local scientists and naturalists, teachers and community leaders for a day of celebrating the wonders of the outdoors.
     
  • Virtual Peek Behind the Petals | Thurs., June 11
    Join us from the comfort of your home as Sustainable Landcare Program Coordinator Juliette Olshock discusses the many home gardening resources Phipps has to offer.

Ongoing events and activities:

  • Virtual May Market 
    Throughout the month of May, stock up on unique plants, gardening accessories, handmade jewelry, lawn decor and more from the amazing online vendors of Phipps' annual May Market.
     
  • Virtual Story Time
    Join us for stories, sing-alongs and fun activities you can do from home each Wednesday!
     
  • Online Classes
    Whether you are a seasoned green thumb, aspiring floral designer or budding backyard vegetable gardener, we have a class for you — and now some of our most popular courses are available to attend from the comfort of your own home. 
     
  • Virtual Summer Camps
    Explore our virtual camps for children ages 2 – 10 and let us immerse your young explorers in the incredible world of Phipps. 
     
  • Phipps Virtual Explorers Academy
    Explore our virtual programs for children ages 4 – 18 and let us immerse your young explorers in the incredible world of Phipps.
     
  • Virtual Field Trips
    Browse our new offering of virtual field trips with options for children of all ages!
     
  • Virtual Tour
    Take a virtual journey through the conservatory with an online tour or by watching our hour-long relaxation video of photography set in motion with field recordings of western Pennsylvania wildlife. 
     
  • Historic Archive
    Enjoy photos from Phipps' 125-year history with a look through our onine historical archive of photos. 
     
  • Family-Friendly Activities
    Follow along with Let's Move Pittsburgh and the Science Education team for at-home activity suggestions, fun recipes and more.
     
  • #Phippsinyourhome
    Post photos of your gardens, houseplants or backyard nature adventures with the hashtag #phippsinyourhome for a chance to be featured on Phipps' social media channels.


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