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This Week at Phipps: June 6 – 12
Jun 06

This Week at Phipps: June 6 – 12

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:

  • Romero Rises Again: A Corpse Flower at Phipps  |  Bloom watch: Open until midnight daily until bloom
    Get ready for the return of Romero, our famous corpse flower, and witness the growth and bloom cycle of one of nature’s largest and most unusual flowers.
  • 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 6:

  • 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.

Tues., June 7:

  • Catch the Sun Mosaics  |  7 – 9 p.m.  |  R.S.V.P. required
    Create your own spring-themed sun catchers using tumbled stained glass pieces as you learn more about this ancient mosaic art form in a fun, casual way.

Wed., June 8:

  • 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 9:

  • 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 10:

  • Pot-a-Plant Fridays  |  10:30 a.m. – noon
    Every Friday, children are introduced to the important connections between people, plants and the planet by potting their own fun plants to take home.
  • Have dinner at Café Phipps through 7 p.m.

Sat., June 11:

  • Origami  |  1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Meet the Origami Club of Pittsburgh and learn how to make paper flowers.

Sun., June 12:

  • Flowers and Feathers  |  1:30 p.m.
    Join the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania to discuss flower and bird relationships in nature.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman