This Week at Phipps: April 29 – May 5
Apr 29
2019

This Week at Phipps: April 29 – May 5

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:

  • Butterfly Forest
    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 29:

  • 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., May 1:

  • 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., May 2:

  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh  |  6 p.m.  |  R.S.V.P. required
    Join us at Café Phipps with Tom Dougherty of Allegheny Land Trust, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to "helping local people save local land."

Fri., May 3: 

  • Pot-a-Plant Fridays  |  10:30 a.m. – noon
    Kids can pot their own plant to care for at home. 
  • Great Plant Auction  |  6 – 9:30 p.m.
    Eat, drink and bid on unique plants and accessories at our 35th annual auction to benefit Phipps education programs.
  • Party in the Tropics: Fiesta Night  |  7 – 11 p.m.
    Just ahead of Cinco de Mayo, enjoy Spanish inspired music, a themed photo booth, chips and salsa and a tequila cocktail. Join us to fiesta like there's no mañana!
  • Enjoy the gardens by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!

Sat., May 4:

Sun., May 5:

Photos © Phil Johnson II, Kristy Lumsden


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