This Week at Phipps: March 12 – 18
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.
- 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:
- Nature Lab and Observational Beehive Open Hours | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phipps' revolutionary non-toxic Nature Lab and observational beehive are now open for you to discover.
- Meet a Scientist | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Meet real scientists and learn all about their fascinating work.
Sun., March 18:
- Sunday Music Series: Michael Buckstein | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy a live music performance by Michael Buckstein of the Plum Brass Quintet
- African Violets and Gesneriads | 1:30 p.m.
Learn about different hybrids and growing them in your home.
Photos © Paul g. Wiegman