NOTE: All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance, and masks are now optional but recommended. Learn more about how you can join us!


October 2022

  • Fall Flower Show: Blooms Under the Big Top

    Opens Sat., Oct. 8

    Join a colorful carnival of chrysanthemums in this year's Fall Flower Show, featuring a carousel, pinwheels, topiary animals and more fun features.
  • Garden Railroad: Our National Parks

    Opens Sat., Oct. 8

    Join us on a nationwide journey to experience miniature, whimsically detailed tributes to the breathtaking and beautiful National Parks of the United States.
  • Tropical Forest Hawai‘i

    Now Open

    Say aloha to the spectacular intertwining of nature and culture of Hawai‘i, one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth, in our immersive new Tropical Forest Conservatory exhibit.
  • Adult Education at Phipps

    See description for dates and times

    Peruse our offerings for an exciting variety of fun and enriching programs on gardening, culinary arts and more to let your inspiration grow this season.
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive

    Daily, noon – 5 p.m. with occasional evening hours

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

    WEDNESDAYS; 10:30 A.M. AND 1 P.M.
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Kids will love visiting Phipps to listen to our storyteller weave tales about gardens, animals and other fun topics. Open to the first 40 ticketed participants (whether children or guardians) and must be booked in advance using our online ticketing system.
  • Virtual Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., Oct. 6; 6 p.m. EST, 3 p.m. PST

    Biophilia: Pittsburgh meets monthly to discuss how citizens can strengthen the bond between people and nature through education and action. Registration is required but events are free to attend. Join the conversation!
  • Sensory Friendly Hour

    Wed., Oct. 26; 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. arrival options available

    In collaboration with the Autism Connection of Pennsylvania, Let’s Move Pittsburgh is hosting a sensory-friendly self-guided tour of Phipps, including engaging Discovery Station activities.
  • Virtual Environmental Film Series

    Fri., Oct. 21; 7 P.M. ET, 4 P.M. PT

    This exciting monthly event invites community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries and participate in a post-screening discussion.
  • Planets Earth

    Virtual Exhibit Now Open

    A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.
  • Ikebana International Exhibit

    Open Sept. 30 – Oct. 28

    In this new exhibit in our Welcome Center Gallery, view displays from five schools of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, courtesy of the Ikebana International Pittsburgh Chapter.