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This Week at Phipps: April 15 – 21
Apr 15
2019

This Week at Phipps: April 15 – 21

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  |  LAST CHANCE — Ends Sun., April 21
    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!
  • Butterfly Forest  |  Opens Sat., April 20
    Watch colorful butterflies break free of their chrysalises to soar and glide among beautiful Phipps blooms. One may even land on you!
  • 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.
  • Invasives Most Wanted: A Youth Art Exhibition
    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, view fun "wanted poster"-style artworks about some of Western Pennsylvania's best known invasive species as created by middle school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge.
  • 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!

Mon., April 15:

  • 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 17:

  • 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.           

Fri., April 19: 

Sat., April 20:

  • Used Bulb Sale  |  9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    Take a piece of Spring Flower Show home with you at our annual sale. Come early for the best selection!
  • Nature Lab Open Hours  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    The revolutionary Nature Lab at Phipps is now open for you to discover.
  • Meet a Scientist  |  1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Meet real scientists and learn about their exciting work.

Sun., April 21:

Photos © Phil Johnson II, Paul g. Wiegman


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