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.

Healthy Eating for Kids | Let's Move Pittsburgh
Sat., Nov. 2 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fall mums around the Color Wheel  | Lorrie Easudes
Sat., Nov. 2

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sun., Nov. 3 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Essential Oils | Deb Bosco
Sat., Nov. 9 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Mum's the Word | Chris Holt
Sun., Nov. 10

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

Plant Printing | Katie Dement
Sun., Nov. 17

Plant Diversity | Tim Choltco
Sat., Nov. 23 

Knitting with Natural Plant Fibers | Cyndi Fink
Sun., Nov 24

Holiday Door Charm | Lorrie Easudes
Sat., Nov. 30

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

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  • New Year's Eve Family Celebration

    Tues., Dec. 31; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Ring in 2020 with the whole family at Phipps and participate in an early countdown at 1:45 p.m. All activities are free with Phipps admission.
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive

    Mondays – Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – Close; Saturdays – Sundays All Day

    Switch your home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive a free Phipps membership!
  • December 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.