Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

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

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.

Healthy Eating for Kids | Let’s Move Pittsburgh
Sat., Feb. 1 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sneaky Seductive Orchids | Demetria Marsh
Sat., Feb. 1

Orchid Repotting | Tim Choltco
Sun., Feb. 2

Tropical Forest Cuba Festival
Sat., Feb. 8 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sun., Feb. 9 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Meet a Scientist | Science Communication Fellows
Sat., Feb. 15 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Bonsai | Bob Dietz
Sun., Feb. 16 | Serpentine Room

What is an Orchid? | Tim Choltco
Sat., Feb. 22

Bonsai | Dave Metzger
Sun., Feb. 23 | Serpentine Room

Wonderful World of Orchids | Demetria Marsh
Sat., Feb. 29

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman, Phil Johnson II

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    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Except as Noted

    The revolutionary Nature Lab at Phipps is now open for you to discover. Drop in during our Saturday open hours and a graduate of our Learning for a Greener Future high school internship will show you around. No advance reservation is required.
  • Garden Railroad: Farms, Food and Family

    Open Now

    Join us on a miniature journey through farms that impact our daily lives in our fun and family-friendly Garden Railroad.
  • Discovery Programs

    Free with Admission Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Plus Additional Days As Available

    Join us for one of our weekly scheduled Discovery Programs to engage our youngest visitors with the wonders of the natural world. All programs are free with admission and require no advance registration.