This Week at Phipps: Aug. 14 – 20
Aug 13
2017

This Week at Phipps: Aug. 14 – 20

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:

  • SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath
    Ten years after Chihuly at Phipps, master glass artist Jason Gamrath brings a new twist to the art form, creating remarkably accurate botanical pieces on a massive scale, standing up to 14 feet tall.
  • Butterfly Forest 
    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • 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!
  • Tropical Forest Congo
    Explore some of Africa’s lushest landscapes and see botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps.

Mon., Aug. 14:

  • 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.

Wed., Aug. 16:

  • 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.
  • Green Market at Phipps  |  2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    Refresh your lifestyle! Visit our front lawn to browse a colorful cornucopia of organic and sustainable goods from local vendors.

Thurs., Aug. 17:

Fri., Aug. 18:

  • 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.
  • Environmental Film Series presents Project Wild Thing  |  7 – 9 p.m.|
    Fri., Aug, 18, from 7 – 9 p.m., join us for a screening of the documentary Project Wild Thing with a post-screening discussion led by Gavin White and Kathryn Hunninen of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy,
  • Enjoy the Conservatory by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!

Sat., Aug. 19:

Sun., Aug. 20:

  • African Foods  |  1:30 p.m.
    Learn how African food has been translated in the Americas.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman


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