This Week at Phipps: April 22 – 28
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.
- Butterfly Forest
Watch colorful butterflies break free of their chrysalises to soar and glide among beautiful Phipps blooms. One may even land on you!
- Earth Day Celebration
Here at Phipps, we believe that every day is Earth Day — and to celebrate the planet and our important role in keeping it healthy, we’re presenting seven days of fun activities, presentations and more.
- 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 22:
- Discovery Station: Our Health, Our Garden | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Explore the connection between people and plants and learn about our well-being and the well-being of our environment. Children are invited to engage in a nature-inspired activity created by artist and illustrator Ashley Cecil.
Wed., April 24:
- 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 26:
- Discovery Station: Pollinator-Friendly Pot-a-Plant | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Kids can pot their own pollinator-friendly plant to care for at home.
- Environmental Film Series: The Clean Bin Project | 7 – 9 p.m.
In this multi-award winning festival favorite, partners Jen and Grant go head-to-head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage.
- Enjoy the gardens by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!
Sat., April 27:
- UPMC Health Plan Family Fun Fest | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
At this one-day-only event, enjoy special activities from UPMC Health Plan and Let’s Move Pittsburgh throughout the conservatory, including games, crafts, healthy lifestyle tips and more.
- 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.
- Native Spring Perennials | 1:30 p.m.
Discover the perfect perennials for your garden in this public program.
Sun., April 28:
Photos © Phil Johnson II, Paul g. Wiegman