This Week at Phipps: Aug. 24 – 30, 2015
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This Week at Phipps: Aug. 24 – 30, 2015

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 are free with Phipps admission and require no advance registration unless noted otherwise. 

Open Daily:

  • Butterfly Forest  |  Now through Sept. 7
    Get an up-close look at nature’s most important pollinators as they emerge to flutter among the blooms.

  • Summer Flower Show
    Discover the vibrant hues, tantalizing textures and strange shapes of some of Earth’s most weird and wonderful botanical specimens.
  • Tropical Forest Congo
    Explore some of Africa’s lushest landscapes and see botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps.

  • Rugged Grace: Works by Heeyoung Kim
    Watch as contemporary botanical artist Heeyoung Kim explores the under-appreciated beauty and decreasing populations of native plants.

Wednesday, Aug. 26:

  • National Living Lab  |  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Help make science happen! Assist Carnegie Mellon University researchers as they explore how children learn.
  • Story Time  |  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.  |  Admission free to the public
    Visit our sustainably managed front lawn to browse organic and Certified Naturally Grown fruits, vegetables and more from local farms.

Friday, Aug. 28:

Saturday, Aug. 29:

  • SEED Classroom Open Hours  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Drop in and discover the inner workings of the modular, non-toxic SEED Classroom, our revolutionary new learning space.

Sunday, Aug. 30:

  • Red, Ripe and Roasted  |  11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Enjoy cooking demos, a tomato contest, kids’ activities and vendors offering locally grown produce — all to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
  • Fall Decorating  |  1:30 p.m.
    Learn how to arrange a festive door swag from natural elements.


Thanks for this, very useful!

By John on Aug 25, 2015