This Week at Phipps: March 9 - 15
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.
- Ikebana and Suiseki: Welcome Center Art Exhibit
In this new exhibit in our Welcome Center Gallery, view Ikebana flower arrangements and suiseki, Japanese viewing stones.
- Wish You Were Here: A Youth Art Exhibition
In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy a series of paintings by participating Fairchild Challenge high school students.
- Planets Earth
A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.
- 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!
Mon., March 9:
- Make-a-Craft Monday | 10 a.m. – noon
Create your very own Phipps masterpiece! On Make-a-Craft Mondays, children are invited to engage in nature-themed arts-and-crafts projects.
Tues., March 10:
- Southern and Spicy | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
In the mood for a little kick? Learn how to prepare a traditional New Orleans dinner with the skill of blackening.
Wed., March 11:
- Story Time Wednesday | 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Come to Phipps for story time among the flowers. Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.
- Landscape Design II: Principles of Design | 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Learn design principles in both two and three dimensions and reinforce your knowledge and exercises. Analyze the use of these design concepts in landscapes by participating in a field trip and examining slides, photos and magazines.
- Super Foods to Promote Wellness | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This class is a mixture of nutrition education and hands on prep of 'super foods' in the kitchen.
Thurs., March 12:
- Soil Ecology | 7 p.m - 9 p.m.
Learn about physical properites of soils, best management practices, soil tests and fertilizers.
- Lets Move Pittsburgh High School Cooking: Indian Cuisine | 5 p.m - 9 p.m.
Learn about cooking science and the history and culture of Indian food as you work in teams to prepare delicious Indian dishes from scratch!
Fri., March 13:
- Pot-a-Plant Friday | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kids can pot their own plant to care for at home.
Sat., March 14:
- Gluten Free Date Night: Tacos and Guacamole | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Learn to make fresh corn tortillas, sauteed black bean and fresh guacamole to be paired with diary-free cheddar cheese from Chef Kaufmann's own cafe. This will be a demo and hands-on class.
Learn about the process and experience a demonstration on how to create your own paper!
Sun., March 15:
- UPMC Plan Family Fun Fest | 9:30 a.m – 5 p.m.
Enjoy special activites from UPMC Health Plan and Let's Move Pittsburgh throughout the conservatory, including games, crafts, healthy lifestyle tips and more.
- Origami | 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Learn the complex folding techique of origami in this hands on demonstration!
Photos © Paul g. Wiegman