This Week at Phipps: May 1 – 7
May 01
2017

This Week at Phipps: May 1 – 7

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:

  • SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath  |  Opens Sat., May 6
    Ten years after Chihuly at Phipps, master glass artist Jason Gamrath brings a new twist to the art form, creating remarkably accurate botanical pieces on a massive scale, standing up to 14 feet tall.
  • Butterfly Forest 
    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • Romero's Stinky Little Sis: A Corpse Flower at Phipps
    Visit as we install our SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art show and meet Barbara the Corpse Flower, Romero's "little sister," as she prepares for a surprise bloom.
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive
    Switch your home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive free Phipps membership!
  • Companion Plants: A Youth Art Exhibition
    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy artistic depictions of beneficial plant relationships created by high school students for the Fairchild Challenge environmental competition.
  • Tropical Forest Congo
    Explore some of Africa’s lushest landscapes and see botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps.

Mon., May 1:

  • 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., May 3:

  • 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.

Thurs., May 4:

Fri., May 5:

  • 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.
  • Great Plant Auction  |  6 p.m. at Phipps Garden Center, Shadyside |  R.S.V.P. required
    Eat, drink and bid on unique plants and accessories at our 33rd annual auction to benefit Phipps education programs.
  • Party in the Tropics  |  7 – 11 p.m.  |  Ages 21+
    Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
  • Enjoy the gardens by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!

Sat., May 6:

Sun., May 7:

Photos © Tim Droschak


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