This Week at Phipps: Aug. 31 – Sept. 6, 2015
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This Week at Phipps: Aug. 31 – Sept. 6, 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:

  • Final Week: Butterfly Forest  |  Closing Sept. 7
    Get an up-close look at nature’s most important pollinators before it's too late!

  • 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, Sept. 2:

  • 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.  |  Free to the public
    Visit our sustainably managed front lawn to browse organic and Certified Naturally Grown fruits, vegetables and more from local farms.

Thursday, Sept. 3:

  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh  |  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  |  Free to the public; R.S.V.P. required
    This installment of our monthly discussion series will feature Dr. Anna Johnson, who will introduce the discussion topic, "Ecology for Urban Greening."


Friday, Sept. 4:

  • Party in the Tropics  |  7 – 11 p.m.  |  Ages 21+
    Indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory.
  • Have dinner at Café Phipps through 7 p.m.
  • Enjoy the Conservatory by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!

Saturday, Sept. 5:

  • Healthy Eating for Kids  |  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Get smart eating and activity tips in this presentation from Let's Move Pittsburgh.
  • 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.
  • Fall Blooming Native Plants  |  1:30 p.m.
    Get selection and planting advice for fall blooms from the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.

Sunday, Sept. 6:

  • Origami  |  12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Join the Origami Club of Pittsburgh to learn how to create your own origami flowers.