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!

February 2023

  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Origin Stories

    Opens Sat., Jan. 14

    Immerse yourself in the rich history of two of the most celebrated botanical treasures as you enjoy a kaleidoscope of shape and color.
  • Garden Railroad: Our National Parks

    Now Open

    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.

    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., Feb. 2; 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!
  • Meet the Artist: Lisa Meek, BiblioBotany

    Sat., Feb. 4 and Sun., March 5; 1 – 3 p.m.

    Meet the artist behind the thought-provoking exhibit BiblioBotany! Now on display in Phipps' Welcome Center Gallery
  • Online Native Plant Sale

    Order Now through Sun., March 26

    Guests are able to order from a curated selection of native plants on our website! This sale features 16 plants native to our region that have all been selected as Phipps Sustainable Plants. Order now for pickup Sat, May 6 or Mon, May 8!
  • We ❤ Veg Week

    Feb. 10 – 16

    Café Phipps is holding a plant based pop-up menu to celebrate Valentine's week! Enjoy delicious plant-forward offerings and learn about the benefits of eating greener!
  • Pop-Up Engagement Photo Session

    Feb. 14 – 16; 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.

    During the season of romance, join Phipps to capture your engagement photos while surrounded by a beautiful botanical backdrop!
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh: Cooking for Life Series

    Select Dates, Feb. 9 – Jun. 6

    The Cooking for Life Series was built to connect individuals and families to easy garden to table recipes. Join the Let’s Move Pittsburgh Team to learn tips for staying healthy and eating local produce seasonally through the many different phases of life.
  • Virtual Members-Only Education Class: Introduction to Botanical Art and Illustration

    Thurs., Feb. 16; 7 – 8 p.m.

    Phipps members will learn about the essentials of botanical art in this free demo or draw-along course.
  • Tropical Forest Hawai‘i Festival

    Sat., Feb. 25; 11 A.M. – 3 P.M.

    Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of Hawai‘i! Enjoy children's activities and live entertainment, learn about plants native to Hawai‘i and more, free with Phipps admission.
  • Lisa Meek’s BiblioBotany

    Opens Mon., Jan. 9

    Experience a thought-provoking exhibit featuring BiblioBotany sculptures — created from upcycled books and their pages — by Lisa Meek.
  • Learning for a Greener Future: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy artistic photos of Phipps taken by high school students from the Learning for a Greener Future internship program.
  • Planets Earth

    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.