Sat., July 8; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tropical Forest Congo Festival
Tropical Forest Congo Festival
Tropical Forest Congo Festival
Tropical Forest Congo Festival
Tropical Forest Congo Festival

Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of the Congo.

Join us for a day of celebration and exotic fun at our next Tropical Forest Congo Festival, featuring family-friendly activities, entertainment, food and more inspired by one of the world's most botanically and culturally rich rainforest regions.

All-Day Activities

  • Pot plants and make crafts with your kids
  • Taste delectable tropical food samples from Café Phipps

Scheduled Activities

  • African Food Presentation  |  1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Join Ola Appetit Catering for a presentation on regional food of the Congo river basin.

Each of the activities is free with Conservatory admission. Members and kids under 2 enter at no cost. 


Sponsored in Part by

Duquesne University Sponsorship Statement

Duquesne University reflects the mission of our founders, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (the Spiritans), missionaries committed to education, service, social justice and interreligious understanding on six continents including Africa. Duquesne’s ongoing outreach to Africa includes partnerships, research, community engagement opportunities and the presence of African students, faculty and priests on our Pittsburgh campus. The university’s sponsorship of the Tropical Forest Congo exhibit is a natural extension of this engagement.  

Select photos © Paul g. Wiegman, Annie O'Neill, Mark Simpson  

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