This Week at Phipps: March 12 – 18
Mar 12
2018

This Week at Phipps: March 12 – 18

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:

  • Spring Flower Show: Scents of Wonder
    Guests are invited to get nose-to-petal with hundreds of aromatic lilies, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and more spring favorites throughout the glasshouse. 
  • 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
    Enjoy multimedia artworks depicting fictional flowers and their co-evolution with specific pollinators as created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge.

Mon., March 12:

  • 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., March 14:

  • 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.

Fri., March 16:

  • 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.
  • Kids Night Out: Fairies Silly Spring Adventure  |  6 – 8 p.m.  |  R.S.V.P. required
    Children ages 4 – 13 will enjoy helping spring fairies explore the fish, birds and insects in the Pittsburgh region.
  • Environmental Film Series: Sacred Cod  |  7 – 9 p.m.
    Join us in Botany Hall Auditorium for a screening of Sacred Cod, a story that captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving into the effects of overfishing, climate change and government policies on fishermen and the fish.
  • Enjoy the gardens by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!

Sat., March 17:

Sun., March 18:

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman


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