This Week at Phipps: Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
Nov 25
2019

This Week at Phipps: Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

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:

  • Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden  |  Opens Fri., Nov. 29  |  9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    Pittsburgh's blockbuster holiday experience brings more indoor and outdoor splendor than ever before!
  • Garden Railroad: Farms, Food and Family 
    Discover farms that impact our daily lives in our fun and family-friendly Garden Railroad. 
  • Invasive Plants of Southwestern Pennsylvania: A Botanical Art Exhibit 
    Our display in the Welcome Center, Invasive Plants of Southwestern Pennsylvania exhibits art and illustrations from the Flora Project, a collaboration between Phipps’ Botanical Art and Illustration program and the Allegheny Highland Botanical Art Society, and features the work of Phipps students. 
  • Homegrown: The Power of Community
    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, discover the impact of Phipps' edible garden program on the health of our region's families.
  • 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., Nov. 25:

  • Holiday Magic! Sneak Peek Week  |  9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
    Get a look at the work in progress behind Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden during this special sneak peek event.
  • 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., Nov. 26:

  • Holiday Magic! Sneak Peek Week  |  9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
    Get a look at the work in progress behind Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden during this special sneak peek event.

Wed., Nov. 27:

  • Holiday Magic! Sneak Peek Week  |  9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Get a look at the work in progress behind Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden during this special sneak peek event.
  • 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.

Fri., Nov. 29:

  • Pot-a-Plant Friday  |  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Kids can pot their own plant to care for at home.
  • Santa Visits | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m 
    Join us for a festive photo-op with the man in the big red suit! It’s a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season, share a special memory and capture this year’s holiday family photo. Santa Visits are free with Phipps admission.

Sat., Nov. 30:

  • Member Shopping Hours and Discounts | 8 – 10 a.m. 
    Have the Shop at Phipps all to yourself as we open early just for you. Enjoy complimentary coffee as you browse our exquisite collection of unique gifts. Plus, get an extra 10-percent off on top of your member discount. Be sure to find that perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list this year!
  • Floral Wholesaler Field Trip: Keystone Ribbon and Floral Supply  |  8 – 10 a.m.
    Explore one of Pittsburgh’s floral wholesalers. Typically, only registered businesses can shop at the wholesalers, but all students will be permitted to make purchases after the tour concludes.
  • Santa Visits | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m 
    Join us for a festive photo-op with the man in the big red suit! It’s a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season, share a special memory and capture this year’s holiday family photo. Santa Visits are free with Phipps admission.
  • Holiday Door Charm | 1:30 p.m. 
    Join us each Saturday and Sunday in the Tropical Forest Conservatory for interactive demonstrations, activities and speakers that will deepen your connections to the beauty and wonders of nature, all free with admission!

Sun., Dec. 1:

  • Member Shopping Hours and Discounts | 8 – 10 a.m. 
    Have the Shop at Phipps all to yourself as we open early just for you. Enjoy complimentary coffee as you browse our exquisite collection of unique gifts. Plus, get an extra 10-percent off on top of your member discount. Be sure to find that perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list this year!
  • Santa Visits | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m 
    Join us for a festive photo-op with the man in the big red suit! It’s a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season, share a special memory and capture this year’s holiday family photo. Santa Visits are free with Phipps admission.
  • Essential Oils  |  1 – 3 p.m. 
    Join us each Saturday and Sunday in the Tropical Forest Conservatory for interactive demonstrations, activities and speakers that will deepen your connections to the beauty and wonders of nature, all free with admission!

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman


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