FRI., MARCH 6; 7 – 10 P.M. (AGES 21+)

Let's dance! Put on your red shoes and dance the blues at our David Bowie-themed Party in the Tropics! 

Party in the Tropics attendance is included with Phipps admission, but advance registration is strongly recommended due to limited space availability. You will receive a ticket receipt to present at the admissions desk in print or on your smartphone on the evening of the event.

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Gather your friends and head to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for a healthy dose of revelry and rejuvenation as our Tropical Forest Conservatory transforms into one of the city’s most unique nightspots. At this reoccurring party, you can make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails and seasonal beer selections, dance to the beats of a live DJ, and unwind amidst lush greenery and rushing waterfalls. A variety of appetizers and drinks will be offered for purchase throughout the night. You won’t find a venue like this anywhere else in the ‘Burgh!

March Theme: Party on Mars? 

Join us for the final weekend of our space-themed Orchid and Bonsai Show: Out of This World as we pay tribute to the space oddity himself, David Bowie. Dance along to new wave and synth pop hits in our tropical paradise and enjoy food and drink as you sway through the crowd to an empty space and groove on the dance floor! Don your best Starman attire and prepare for a far-out night at Phipps! 

Open only to guests 21 or older with a valid ID (passport or driver's license). Limited free parking is available in the center island on Schenley Drive and in the metered spaces along the street after 6 p.m. 

More Out of This World Events

  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World

    Now Open

    Blast off into a galaxy of garden goodness in this stellar new show as you enjoy the colors and shapes of hundreds of otherworldly orchids and our cosmic collection of tropical bonsai.
  • Garden Railroad: Farms, Food and Family

    Now Open

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

    Save 50% on Admission Sundays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23

    Escape to a warm tropical paradise and save! Take 50% off admission every Sunday in February when you wear a tropical-inspired shirt to Phipps.
  • 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.
  • Waste Not Dinner

    Fri., Feb. 28; 7 p.m.

    Enjoy an inspiring, delightful gourmet meal that takes a fresh look at foods too good to waste. Each plate of this abundant four-course meal takes an ingredient that is often overlooked or discarded and transforms it into an innovative, flavorful dish.