This Week at Phipps: Aug. 6– 12
Aug 06
2018

This Week at Phipps: Aug. 6– 12

By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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:

  • Summer Flower Show: Gardens of Sound and Motion 
    Featuring contemporary installations by artists from Pittsburgh and beyond, this unique new show immerses you in a colorful world of eye-catching, interactive art, music and sounds.
  • Butterfly Forest
    Celebrate with us and delight in the return of our fluttering pollinator friends and their favorite blooms on the opening of this breathtaking exhibit!
  • Tropical Forest Cuba
    Experience the natural beauty and culture of Cuba, one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth, in our immersive new Tropical Forest exhibit.
  • 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!
  • Member Appreciation Month
    Phipps is dedicating the month of August to our members with a quartet of fun exclusives! Join us for our Member Bring-a-Friend Days on Mon., Aug 6 and Thurs., Aug 23 and Member Double Discount Days in the Gift Shop on Sun., Aug 12 and Thurs., Aug 23.
  • Petals and Pollinators: A Youth Art Exhibition
    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy multimedia artworks depicting fictional flowers and their co-evolution with specific pollinators as created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge environmental competition.

Mon., Aug. 6:

  • 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.
  • Member Bring-a-Friend Day
    The serene atmosphere at Phipps is best accompanied by friends and family, so we encourage Phipps members to share the beauty with a nonmember free of charge! Each cardholding member will receive free admission for one guest; just show your membership at the admissions desk to take advantage of this special offer.

Wed., Aug. 8:

  • 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., Aug. 9: 

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

Fri., Aug. 10: 

Sat., Aug. 11:

  • Essential Oils  |  1:30 p.m.
    Learn all about essential oils in the Tropical Forest Conservatory. 
  • Nature Lab Open Hours  |  11 a.m . –3 p.m.
    Phipps' revolutionary non-toxic Nature Lab is now open for you to discover.
  • Botanical Drawing II: Volume, Texture and Details  |  9:30 a.m – 4 p.m.  |  R.S.V.P. required
    Continue to develop your observation and drawing skills to accurately render leaves, stems, roots and flowers in varying positions, capturing details and textures unique to the botanical subject.

Sun., Aug. 12:

  • Member Double Discount Day
    Cardholding members can visit The Shop at Phipps on this day to get double discounts on select Phipps memorabilia and other very exciting gifts.
  • Urban Beekeeping  |  1:30 p.m. 
    Learn about urban beekeeping in the Tropical Forest Conservatory 

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman


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