This Week at Phipps: Feb. 25 – Mar. 3
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.
- Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Eye Candy
Escape to tropical paradise with a sweet treat for the senses in this dazzling and decadent all-new show! Watch as Phipps is transformed by the colors and shapes of hundreds of stunning orchids and ornate tropical bonsai.
- 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!
- Deepening Roots: Our Growing Connections to the Botanical World
An amazing new series of "plant profile" paintings by celebrated local artist Ashley Cecil will capture your imagination and challenge your perceptions of the relationships between people and plants.
- Shaped by Nature: A Youth Art Exhibition
In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy art depicting the relationships between biological systems within our bodies and the natural environment as created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge.
Mon., Feb. 25:
- Make-a-Craft Mondays | 10:30 a.m. – noon
Children are invited to engage in nature-inspired arts-and-crafts projects using recyclable materials.
Wed., Feb. 27:
- 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.
Fri., Mar. 1:
- Pot-a-Plant Fridays | 10:30 a.m. – noon
Kids can pot their own plant to care for at home.
- Party in the Tropics: Mardi Gras | 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Join us for a 21+ celebration with sweet and savory morsels, unique cocktails, and a live DJ - all amidst a tropical paradise! Dine, drink and dance the night away while snapping some fun pics in our Gif Booth provided by DigiBooths. They are a number one source for photo booth rental when it comes to selfie booths and printing booths. Entry to this event is free with Phipps admission.
Sat., Mar. 2:
- Nature Lab and Observational Beehive Open Hours | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phipps' revolutionary non-toxic Nature Lab and Observational Beehive are now open for you to discover.
- Healthy Eating for Kids | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Let's Move Pittsburgh is on point to share pro tips on fueling a healthy diet.
Sun., Mar. 3:
- Wonderful World of Orchids | 1:30 p.m.
Learn about these beautiful and fascinating flowers with orchid enthusiast, Demetria Marsh.
Photos © Paul g. Wiegman