This Week at Phipps: Jan. 6 – 12
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.
- 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.
- Wish You Were Here: A Youth Art Exhibition | Opens Fri., Jan. 10
In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy a series of paintings by participating Fairchild Challenge high school 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. | Closes Thurs., Jan. 9
- 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., Jan. 6:
- 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.
Wed., Jan. 8:
- 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.
Fri., Jan. 10:
- Pot-a-Plant Friday | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kids can pot their own plant to care for at home.
- Little Shop of Horrors in Concert | 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Join Phipps and Pittsburgh Public Theater for a concert of frighteningly fun selections from the cult classic hit Little Shop of Horrors.
Sun., Jan. 12:
- Origami | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Create origmai alongside the Origami Club of Pittsburgh!
Photos © Paul g. Wiegman