This Week at Phipps: Oct. 8 – 14
Oct 08

This Week at Phipps: Oct. 8 – 14

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:

  • Fall Flower Show: 125 Years of Wonder  |  Opens Sat., Oct. 13
    Celebrate Phipps' tradition of spectacular Fall Flower Shows with a reimagining of some of the most memorable displays in our 125-year history.
  • Garden Railroad: Memories in Motion  |  Opens Sat., Oct. 13
    All aboard! Join us on a treasured locomotive journey through the years at Phipps, with fun, interactive features at every stop.
  • 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!
  • Learning for a Greener Future: A Youth Art Exhibition
    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy artistic photos of Phipps taken by high school students from the Learning for a Greener Future internship program.

Mon., Oct. 8:

  • 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., Oct. 10:

  • 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.
  • Risotto at Home  |  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  |  R.S.V.P. required
    Conquer your fear of making homemade risotto in this fun and delicious hands-on class led by Chef Red from The Porch in Schenley Plaza. 

Fri., Oct. 12: 

Sat., Oct. 13:

  • Nature Lab Open Hours  |  11 a.m . – 3 p.m.
    Phipps' revolutionary non-toxic Nature Lab is now open for you to discover.
  • Essential Oils  |  1:30 p.m.
    Learn about the benefits of a variety of essential oils.

Sun., Oct. 14:

Photos © Phil Johnson II