This Week at Phipps: March 11 – 17
Mar 11

This Week at Phipps: March 11 – 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:

  • 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!
  • Deepening Roots: Our Growing Connections to the Botanical World
    An amazing new series of "plant profile" paintings by celebrated local artist Ashley Cecil will capture your imagination and challenge your perceptions of the relationships between people and plants.
  • Shaped by Nature: A Youth Art Exhibition
    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy art depicting the relationships between biological systems within our bodies and the natural environment as created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge.

Mon., March 4:

  • Make-a-Craft Mondays  |  10:30 a.m. – noon
    Children are invited to engage in nature-inspired arts-and-crafts projects using recyclable materials.

Wed., March 6:

Fri., March 8: 

  • Pot-a-Plant Fridays  |  10:30 a.m. – noon
    Kids can pot their own plant to care for at home.
  • Environmental Film Series: How We Grow  |  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Join us in Botany Hall Auditorium and see how folks in Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado, learned to work together: fighting against limited land access, income inequality, and a short growing season, ambitious farmers teamed up to produce sustainable food for the entire community. Tickets are required and can be picked up at Phipps' Welcome Center at 5:30 p.m. or later on the day of the show, for free with admission. 

Sat., March 9:

Sun., March 10:

  • Essential Oils  |  1:30 p.m.
    From aromatherapy to pest control to cleaning, essentials oils can serve many purposes around the house. Learn more about them this Sunday with Deb Bosco!

Photos © Paul G. Weigman