This Week at Phipps: Aug. 22 – 28
Aug 22

This Week at Phipps: Aug. 22 – 28

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  |  Through Sept. 5 Only!
    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • Summer Flower Show: PlayGardens
    Phipps comes alive with the colors of summer fun as each room offers interactive features, vintage garden décor and more. 
  • Tropical Forest Congo
    Explore some of Africa’s lushest landscapes and see botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps.
  • Environmental Change: A Youth Art Exhibition
    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy original comic-strip artworks depicting ecosystem changes created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge.
  • David Morrison: Drawings
    On display in our Welcome Center gallery, this collection of hyperrealist colored pencil drawings by artist David Morrison illustrates the beautiful but ephemeral aspects of nature.

Mon., Aug. 22:

  • 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. 24:

  • Story Time Wednesdays  |  10:30 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 1:30 p.m.
    Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.
  • Farmers at Phipps  |  2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    Visit our sustainably managed front lawn to browse one of only a few area farmers’ markets offering exclusively organic or Certified Naturally Grown fruits, vegetables and more from local farms.

Thurs., Aug. 25:

  • Story Time Thursdays  |  10:30 – 11 a.m.
    Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.

Fri., Aug. 26:

  • 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.
  • SEED Classoom Bee Festival  |  10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Ages 2 – 5) or 1 – 2:30 p.m. (Ages 6 – 13)
    To celebrate some of nature's most important pollinators, we're throwing an end-of-summer bee bash in our SEED Classroom with fun, creative activities, guided nature exploration and more.
  • Have dinner at Café Phipps through 7 p.m.
  • Enjoy the Conservatory by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!

Sat., Aug. 27:

  • SEED Classroom Open Hours  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Drop in and a graduate of our high school internship will show you the amazing features of our modular, non-toxic SEED Classroom. 
  • Origami  |  1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Learn how to make folded-paper flowers with the Origami Club of Pittsburgh.

Sun., Aug. 28:

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman