Free with admission Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m. except where noted

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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! Make an origami creation, learn about orchids, meet a scientist, sample delicious healthy foods and more with Phipps’ team of experts and partners. See the full schedule below to explore all Phipps has to offer and make plans to visit. Public programs are held at 1:30 p.m. except where noted. No advance reservations are needed.

Essential Oils | Deb Bosco
Sun., Dec. 1 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Healthy Eating for Kids | Let's Move Pittsburgh
Sat., Dec. 7 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Holiday Collage | Katy Dement
Sat., Dec. 7

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sun., Dec. 8 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Meet a Scientist | Science Communication Fellows
Sat., Dec. 14 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Vermicomposting | Beth Spellman
Sun., Dec. 15 

Orchid 101 | Tim Choltco
Sat., Dec. 21

Greener for the Holidays | Chris Holt
Sun., Dec. 22

Conifer Identification | Cyndi Fink
Sat., Dec. 28

Botanical Art | Robin Menard
Sun., Dec 29

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

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  • January Public Programs

    FREE WITH ADMISSION SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS; 1:30 P.M. EXCEPT WHERE NOTED

    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! No advance reservations are needed.
  • Invasive Plants of Southwestern Pennsylvania: A Botanical Art Exhibit

    Now Open

    In this new exhibit, Phipps' Botanical Art and Illustration Flora class partners with Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society to draw awareness to invasive plants.
  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World

    Opens Sat., Jan 18

    Blast off into a galaxy of garden goodness in this stellar new show as you enjoy the colors and shapes of hundreds of otherworldly orchids and our cosmic collection of tropical bonsai.