This Week at Phipps: Nov. 7 – Nov. 13
Nov 07

This Week at Phipps: Nov. 7 – Nov. 13

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:

  • Garden Railroad: 200 Years of Pittsburgh
    For Pittsburgh's bicentennial, ten miniature railroad snapshots of different time periods in city history are brought to life with interactive stations that adults and children will delight in. Visitors can turn a hand crank to elevate the Duquesne Incline or push a button to send Three Rivers Stadium into raucous applause and illumination as the Buccos play ball. 
  • Tropical Forest Congo
    Explore some of Africa’s lushest landscapes and see botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps.
  • Ashley Cecil, Augustina Droze and Deirdre Murphy: Emergent Patterns
    In the CSL Green Gallery, a colorful exhibition showcases three remarkable artists whose works explore patterns of collective behavior in nature through painting, sculpture and textile design.
  • Highlights: Fall and Winter Flower Shows 1995 – 2015
    In this special photo exhibit in our Welcome Center, explore selected highlights from the past two decades of exuberant fall and winter shows.

Mon., Nov. 7:

  • 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., Nov. 9:

  • Story Time Wednesdays  |  10:30 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 1:30 p.m.
    Kids will love listening to our storytellers weave tales about gardens, fruits, vegetables, animals and other fun topics.

Thurs., Nov. 10:

  • 5-2-1-0 Speaker Series  |  5:30 p.m.  |  R.S.V.P. required
    The first installment of Let's Move Pittsburgh's new series on children's health will feature Dr. Keith Somers and Anne Marie Kuchera, who will lead the discussion, “5-2-1-0: The Doctor's Orders.” The talk will cover the perspective of medical professionals on how to practice 5-2-1-0 as a family.

Fri., Nov. 11:

  • 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.
  • Phipps in Photos: 1893 – Present  |  2 – 8 p.m.
    For one day only, Phipps invites you to travel back in time to explore the rich history of Pittsburgh’s glasshouse gem and its unique seasonal flower shows from 1893 to 2016.
  • Have dinner at Café Phipps through 7 p.m.!
  • Enjoy the Conservatory by twilight; we're open until 10 p.m.!

Sat., Nov. 12:

Sun., Nov. 13:

  • Origami  |  1:30 p.m.
    Learn to make folded paper flowers with the Origami Club of Pittsburgh.