This Week at Phipps: June 4 – June 10
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.
- 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.
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 4:
- 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 6:
- 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 7:
- Biophilia: Pittsburgh | 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Join us for a discussion on the fight for environmental and economic justice on the frontlines of fossil fuel extraction.
Fri., June 8:
- Pot-a-Plant Fridays | 10:30 a.m. – noon
Kids can pot their own plant to care for at home.
- Enjoy the gardens by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!
Sat., June 9:
- Nature Lab Open Hours | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phipps' revolutionary non-toxic Nature Lab is now open for you to discover.
- East African Palm Weaving | 1:30 p.m.
Join United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh for a lesson in palm weaving.
Sun., June 10:
- BioBlitz Family Fun Festival | 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family to Phipps for a free, fun festival celebrating science, art and nature!
- Floral Arrangements for a Perfect Picnic | 1:30 p.m.
Learn how to make the perfect floral arrangement!
Photos © Paul g. Wiegman