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This Week at Phipps: June 11 – June 17
Jun 11

This Week at Phipps: June 11 – June 17

By Phipps Conservatory

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!
  • Petals and Pollinators: A Youth Art Exhibition
    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy multimedia artworks depicting fictional flowers created by middle and high school students from Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge competition.
  • Cub'Art
    On display in our Welcome Center gallery, this new exhibition, presented in partnership with Christine Fréchard Gallery, features the work of four Cuban artists who cite nature as a primary influence in their work.

Mon., June 11:

  • 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.

Wed., June 13:

  • 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., June 14: 

  • Jazz in the Garden  |  7 – 10 p.m.
    Enjoy smooth jazz tunes and full blooms at a very special evening of music, food and libations in our serene Outdoor Garden.
  • 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.
  • Rain Barrel / Watershed Awareness Workshop  |  7 – 8:30 p.m.  |  R.S.V.P. required
    Learn why rain barrels are especially important in Allegheny County, how to install a rain barrel and how to best store and use rainwater.

Fri., June 15: 

Sat., June 16:

Sun., June 17:

  • Polinators I |  9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  |  R.S.V.P. required
    Discover the scientific specifics and habits of bees and butterflies and ways to illustrate them accurately through careful study and execution.
  • Plant Diversity |  1:30 p.m.
    Learn about plant diversity! 

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman