This Week at Phipps: April 1 – 7
Apr 01
2019

This Week at Phipps: April 1 – 7

By Phipps Conservatory

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 otherwise. 

Open Daily:

  • Spring Flower Show: Gardens of the Rainbow
    This spring, immerse yourself in Phipps' dazzling celebration of the season. Experience a springtime sensory adventure, with tens of thousands of blooms in a spectrum of vibrant hues and interactive activities for all ages!
  • Absorbed in Color: The Art of Gemma Fletcher
    On display in our Welcome Center Gallery, Fletcher's naturalistic collages offer a rich and complex complement to the surrounding flora that inspired them.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba
    Experience the natural beauty and culture of Cuba, one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth, in our immersive new Tropical Forest exhibit.
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive
    Join the more than 1,000 families who have switched their home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive free Phipps membership!
  • Shaped by Nature: A Youth Art Exhibition
    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy art depicting the relationships between biological systems within our bodies and the natural environment as created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge.

Mon., April 1:

  • Make-a-Craft Mondays  |  10:30 a.m. – noon
    Children are invited to engage in nature-inspired arts-and-crafts projects using recyclable materials.

Wed., April 3:

  • Story Time Wednesdays  |  10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.           

Thurs., April 4:

  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh  |  6 p.m.  |  R.S.V.P. required
    Biophilia: Pittsburgh meets monthly to discuss how citizens can strengthen the bond between people and nature through education and action. Join us this month to hear Matt Erb of Tree Pittsburgh discuss Pittsburgh's changing urban forest.        

Fri., April 5: 

Sat., April 6:

Sun., April 7:

  • Essential Oils  |  1:30 p.m.
    Learn about the variety and uses of essential oils.

Photos © Phil Johnson II


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