This Week at Phipps: April 3 – 9
Apr 03

This Week at Phipps: April 3 – 9

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: Enchanted Forest  |  Through Sun., April 16 Only
    Explore the captivating beauty of vibrant spring blooms as forest animals awake from hibernation to welcome the season.
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive
    Switch your home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive free Phipps membership!
  • Companion Plants: A Youth Art Exhibition
    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy artistic depictions of beneficial plant relationships created by high school students for the Fairchild Challenge environmental competition.
  • Tropical Forest Congo
    Explore some of Africa’s lushest landscapes and see botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps.

Mon., April 3:

  • Make-a-Craft Mondays  |  10:30 a.m. – noon
    Create your very own Phipps masterpiece! Every Monday, children are invited to engage in nature-inspired arts-and-crafts projects using recyclable materials.

Tues., April 4:

Wed., April 5:

  • One Health, One Planet (Symposium)  |  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |  R.S.V.P. required
    To build a shared interdisciplinary vision of “health,” a new symposium at Phipps will bring professionals, educators and students together to explore environmental issues and their effects on human and animal health.
  • 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 6:

  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh  |  5:30 p.m.  |  Free to the public; R.S.V.P. required
    Tree Pittsburgh Executive Director Danielle Crumrine will lead a discussion on "Pittsburgh's Urban Forest."

Fri., April 7:

  • Pot-a-Plant Fridays  |  10:30 a.m. – noon
    Every Friday, children are introduced to the important connections between people, plants and the planet by potting their own fun plants to take home.
  • Café Phipps Pop-Up Prix Fixe  |  Seatings available from 6 – 7 p.m.   |  R.S.V.P. required
    Friday evenings, we're reinventing date night as our award-winning Café Phipps transforms into a gourmet restaurant. A delicious four-course meal provides the perfect prelude to a romantic stroll through the moonlit conservatory.
  • Party in the Tropics  |  7 – 11 p.m.  |  21+ only
    Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
  • Enjoy the gardens by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!

Sat., April 8:

Sun., April 9:

  • African Foods  |  1:30 p.m.
    Join Ola Appetit Catering to learn how African food has been translated in the Americas.

Photos © Ashley Kosko