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September 2021

  • LAST CHANCE: Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls

    Now through Sun., Sept. 26

    Join us for a magical adventure throughout the conservatory featuring one-of-a-kind displays of trolls inspired by the mythological creatures found in folklore and pop culture.
  • Online Classes for Adults

    See description for dates and times

    Now some of our most popular courses are available to attend from the comfort of your own home. Peruse our offerings for an exciting variety of fun and enriching programs on vegetable gardening, orchid care and more to let your inspiration grow. Enrolled students will receive a...
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive

    Daily, noon – 5 p.m. with occasional evening hours

    Switch your home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive a free Phipps membership!
  • Virtual Story Time

    WEDNESDAYS; 10:30 A.M. AND 1 P.M.

    Join us each Wednesday for a 30-minute Story Time and receive a link to a fun activity that you can complete at home. Each week, we will share a new story and activity!
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh Book Club

    Tuesdays | 4 - 4:30 p.m.

    Calling all bookworms ages 4 – 9! Join us for a weekly discussion in Let's Move Pittsburgh's Book Club.
  • Virtual Explorers Academy


    Explore an all-new series of virtual programs for children ages 4 – 18 from the amazing child educators at Phipps. Topics include wildlife exploration, creative movement and a healthy family cooking series.
  • Virtual Environmental Film Series

    Fri., Sept. 17; 8 P.M. ET, 5 P.M. PT

    This exciting monthly event invites community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries and participate in a post-screening discussion.
  • Virtual Peek Behind the Petals

    Sat., Sept. 25 | 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

    At this month's Peek Behind the Petals, join us virtually to hear about the exciting research the Botany in Action fellows are conducting!
  • Celebrating John Bauer, Painter of Trolls

    Open Now

    This delightful gallery, provided in partnership with Jönköpings Läns Museum, shows the works of Swedish painter and illustrator John Bauer, whose works inspired some of the custom trolls in Phipps' Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls.
  • Ikebana International Exhibit

    Open Sept. 28 – Oct. 29

    In this new exhibit in our Welcome Center Gallery, view displays from all five schools of Ikebana International.
  • Planets Earth

    Virtual Exhibit Now Open

    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

    Now Open

    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.