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.

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.

Healthy Eating for Kids | Let’s Move Pittsburgh
Sat., Jan. 4 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Conifer Identification | Cyndi Fink
Sat., Jan. 4

Bundle up for Fresh Flower Arrangements | Chris Holt
Sun., Jan. 5

Flowers Around the Color Wheel | Lorrie Easudes 
Sat., Jan. 11 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

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

Wonderful World of Orchids | Demetria Marsh
Sat., Jan. 18

Bonsai | Bob Dietz 
Sun., Jan. 19 | Serpentine Room

What Is an Orchid? | Tim Choltco
Sat., Jan. 25

Bonsai | Kevin Haughey
Sun., Jan. 26 | Serpentine Room

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman, Phil Johnson II

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • 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!
  • February Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    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!
  • Movie Night: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    FRI., FEB. 28; 7 – 9 P.M.; BOTANY HALL AUDITORIUM

    Join us on Fri., Feb. 28 from 7 – 9 p.m. in Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps for a screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and enjoy a stroll through Phipps' space-themed Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of this World.