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This Week at Phipps: June 13 – 19
Jun 13
2016

This Week at Phipps: June 13 – 19

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: PlayGardens
    Phipps comes alive with the colors of summer fun as each room offers interactive features, vintage garden décor and more. 
  • Butterfly Forest  
    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • Tropical Forest Congo
    Explore some of Africa’s lushest landscapes and see botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps.
  • Environmental Change: A Youth Art Exhibition
    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy original comic-strip artworks depicting ecosystem changes created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge.
  • Native Trees: A Botanical Art Exhibit
    This gallery of work from students of our Botanical Art and Illustration program highlights native trees of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Mon., June 13:

  • 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 15:

  • Story Time Wednesdays  |  10:30 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 1:30 p.m.
    Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.
  • Farmers at Phipps  |  2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    Visit our sustainably managed front lawn to browse one of only a few area farmers’ markets offering exclusively organic or Certified Naturally Grown fruits, vegetables and more from local farms.

Thurs., June 16:

  • Story Time Thursdays  |  10:30 – 11 a.m.
    Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.

Fri., June 17:

Sat., June 18:

  • Meet a Scientist  |  1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Meet real scientists and ask about their work.

Sun., June 19:

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman


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