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This Week at Phipps: Dec. 2 – 8
Dec 02
2019

This Week at Phipps: Dec. 2 – 8

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:

  • Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden  |  9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    Pittsburgh's blockbuster holiday experience brings more indoor and outdoor splendor than ever before!
  • Garden Railroad: Farms, Food and Family 
    Discover farms that impact our daily lives in our fun and family-friendly Garden Railroad. 
  • Invasive Plants of Southwestern Pennsylvania: A Botanical Art Exhibit 
    Our display in the Welcome Center, Invasive Plants of Southwestern Pennsylvania exhibits art and illustrations from the Flora Project, a collaboration between Phipps’ Botanical Art and Illustration program and the Allegheny Highland Botanical Art Society, and features the work of Phipps students. 
  • Homegrown: The Power of Community
    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, discover the impact of Phipps' edible garden program on the health of our region's families.
  • Planets Earth
    A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.
  • 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!

Mon., Dec. 2:

  • Make-a-Craft Monday  |  10 a.m. – noon
    Create your very own Phipps masterpiece!  On Make-a-Craft Mondays, children are invited to engage in nature-themed arts-and-crafts projects. 
  • Family Fun Evenings | 5 – 8 p.m.
    Bring the kids for fun activities among the flowers, free with Phipps admission.

Wed., Dec. 4:

  • Story Time Wednesday  |  10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Come to Phipps for story time among the flowers. Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.
  • Family Fun Evenings | 5 – 8 p.m. 
    Bring the kids for fun activities among the flowers, free with Phipps admission.

Thurs., Dec. 5 

Fri., Dec. 6:

  • Gifts and Greens Market | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Shop for fresh evergreens, great gifts and more at Phipps Garden Center’s holiday boutique.
  • Pot-a-Plant Friday  |  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Kids can pot their own plant to care for at home.
  • Santa Visits | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m 
    Join us for a festive photo-op with the man in the big red suit! It’s a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season, share a special memory and capture this year’s holiday family photo. Santa Visits are free with Phipps admission.

Sat., Dec. 7:

  • Gifts and Greens Market | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
    Shop for fresh evergreens, great gifts and more at Phipps Garden Center’s holiday boutique.
  • Outdoor Evergreen Decor  |  10 a.m. – noon
    Learn how to enhance your home’s curb appeal during the winter season with outdoor décor.
  • Healthy Eating for Kids | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
    Learn about how to implement healthy foods into your child's diet with Let's Move Pittsburgh! 
  • Santa Visits | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m 
    Join us for a festive photo-op with the man in the big red suit! It’s a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season, share a special memory and capture this year’s holiday family photo. Santa Visits are free with Phipps admission.
  • Holiday Collage | 1:30 p.m. 
    Make a fun, festive collage with Katy Dement! 

Sun., Dec. 8:

  • Santa Visits | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m 
    Join us for a festive photo-op with the man in the big red suit! It’s a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season, share a special memory and capture this year’s holiday family photo. Santa Visits are free with Phipps admission.
  • Origami |  12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Learn how to make beautiful origami with the Origami Club of Pittsburgh! 

Photos © Phil C Johnson II 


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