This Week at Phipps: April 3 – 9
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.
- 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:
- One Health, One Planet (Opening Reception) | 5 – 9 p.m. | R.S.V.P. required
The One Health, One Planet symposium opens with an evening of tours, networking, and an opening keynote by Dr. Richard Joseph Jackson, a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
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 Conservatory by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!
Sat., April 8:
- SEED Classroom and Observational Beehive Open Hours | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phipps' revolutionary non-toxic SEED Classroom and observational beehive are now open for you to discover. Drop in!
- Papermaking with Plants | 1:30 p.m.
Learn how plants can be used to produce handmade paper.
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