UPDATE: Phipps is now open for your visit. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and new safety protocols are required. Learn more about how you can join us!

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

Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission program.

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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.

Holiday Centerpiece | Lorrie Easudes
Sun., Dec. 15 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

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

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • Waste Not Dinner

    Fri., Feb. 28; 7 p.m.

    Enjoy an inspiring, delightful gourmet meal that takes a fresh look at foods too good to waste. Each plate of this abundant four-course meal takes an ingredient that is often overlooked or discarded and transforms it into an innovative, flavorful dish.
  • February Member Days

    Select Dates in February

    Phipps joins with leading Pittsburgh organizations to say “thank you” to our members by offering free admission on select dates this February. Check out the calendar and plan your visit to one of our amazing neighbor institutions!
  • 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.