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This Week at Phipps: Dec. 26 – Dec. 30
Dec 26
2018

This Week at Phipps: Dec. 26 – Dec. 30

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: Let It Glow!
    Pittsburgh's must-see holiday spectacular promises to be bigger and brighter than ever before! Starts Fri., Nov. 23. and Phipps' hours are extended 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. for the duration of the show.
  • Garden Railroad: Memories in Motion
    All aboard! Join us on a treasured locomotive journey through the years at Phipps, with fun, interactive features at every stop.
  • 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!
  • Learning for a Greener Future: A Youth Art Exhibition
    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy artistic photos of Phipps taken by high school students from the Learning for a Greener Future internship program.
  • Phipps Through the Years: A Photo Exhibit
    In the Welcome Center Gallery, enjoy a series of photos showing the evolution of Phipps' entrance over the past 125 years.

Wed., Dec. 26:

  • 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.
  • Family Fun Days  |  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Bring the kids for fun activities among the flowers, free with Phipps admission.  

Thu., Dec. 27: 

  • Family Fun Days  |  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Bring the kids for fun activities among the flowers, free with Phipps admission. 

Fri., Dec. 28: 

  • Pot-a-Plant Fridays  |  10:30 a.m. – noon
    Kids can pot their own plant to care for at home.
  • Family Fun Days  |  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Bring the kids for fun activities among the flowers, free with Phipps admission.

Sat., Dec. 29:

  • Nature Lab Open Hours  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Phipps' revolutionary non-toxic Nature Lab is now open for you to discover.
  • Family Fun Days  |  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Bring the kids for fun activities among the flowers, free with Phipps admission. 
  • Orchid Reporting 101  |  1:30 p.m. 
    Learn all about orchids with Tim Choltco. Free with admission.

Sun., Dec. 30:

  • Family Fun Days  |  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Bring the kids for fun activities among the flowers, free with Phipps admission. 
  • Winter Floral Design |  1:30 p.m.
    Learn how to make different winter themed floral designs with Lorrie Easudes. Free with admission. 

Photos © Phil Johnson II 


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