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., Oct. 5 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Plant Printing | Katie Dement
Sat., Oct. 5

Botanical Embroidery | Embroiderer's Guild 
Sat., Oct. 12 | Noon – 2 p.m.

Origami | Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Sun., Oct. 13 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Meet a Scientist | Science Communication Fellows
Sat., Oct. 19 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Botanical Art | Robin Menard
Sun., Oct. 20 

Planning Your Spring Garden | Tim Choltco
Sat., Oct. 26

Bootiful Floral Arrangements | Chris Holt
Sun., Oct. 27

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman

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    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.
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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! No advance reservations are needed.