Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m. except where noted
March Public Programs

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., March 2 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wonderful World of Orchids | Demetria Marsh
Sat., March 2

Bonsai | Bob Dietz
Sun., March 3

Bonsai | Bob Dietz
Sat., March 9

Orchid Diversity | Tim Choltco
Sun., March 10

Meet a Scientist | Science Communication Fellows
Sat., March 16 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Essential Oils | Deb Bosco
Sun., March 17

African Violets and Gesneriads | Cyndi Fink
Sat., March 23

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sun., March 24 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Essential Oils | Deb Bosco
Sat., March 30 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Spring Grass in Pots | Lorrie Easudes
Sun., March 31

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

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    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.
  • April Public Programs

    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!
  • Party in the Tropics: Fiesta Night

    Fri., May 3; 7 – 11 p.m. (Ages 21+)

    Just ahead of Cinco de Mayo, May 3 is Fiesta Night at Party in the Tropics! Enjoy the bright colors of cinco de mayo, Spanish inspired music, a themed photo booth, chips and salsa and a tequila cocktail. Join us to fiesta like there's no mañana!