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This Week at Phipps: Nov. 15 – 21
Nov 09

This Week at Phipps: Nov. 15 – 21

By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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: 

  • Magnified Portraits of Southwestern PA Native Plants
    Beautiful illustrations of flora native to Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania will populate the walls of Phipps' Welcome Center!
  • Tropical Forest Cuba 
    Experience the natural beauty and culture of Cuba, one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth, in our immersive Tropical Forest exhibit.
  • Planets Earth Virtual Exhibit
    A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (and now online) addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.
  • Garden Railroad: Bridges and Tunnels
    Join us on a locomotive journey through a delightful miniature display of the bridges, tunnels and inclines of western Pennsylvania and beyond at this all-new Garden Railroad exhibit!

Mon., Nov. 15:

Tues., Nov. 16:

  • Drawing Birds in Winter Habitats | 1 – 4 p.m.
    Continue with instructor Melissa Fabian as she teaches illustration of birds in their winter habitat and needs for survival.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Bootcamp | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Just in time for the holiday, get ready for your Thanksgiving meal with guidance from a professional chef.
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Wed., Nov. 17:

  • Virtual Story Time | 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Join us for stories, sing-alongs and fun activities you can do from home each Wednesday!

Sat., Nov. 20: 

Sun., Nov. 21:

  • Pen and Ink I | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Join Melissa Fabian for the final course meeting of this brilliant introductory series to pen and ink botanical illustration.

Select ​Photos © Paul g. Wiegman