November 2019

  • Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden

    Opens Fri., Nov. 29

    This year's exciting Festival of Trees theme makes holiday trees the centerpiece of Phipps' winter wonderland, with classic firs, colorful poinsettia trees, a floating forest of sparkling trees reflecting on water and so much more.
  • Holiday Magic! Sneak Peek Week

    Nov. 22: 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Nov. 23 – 27: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    Get a look at the work in progress behind Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden during this special sneak peek event!
  • Garden Railroad: Farms, Food and Family

    Open Now

    Join us on a miniature journey through farms that impact our daily lives in our fun and family-friendly Garden Railroad.
  • Environmental Film Series: Disneynature’s Bears

    FRI., NOV. 15; 7 – 9 P.M.; BOTANY HALL AUDITORIUM — SOLD OUT

    This exciting monthly event invites community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries and participate in a post-screening discussion.
  • Second Annual Three Rivers Urban Soils Symposium

    Thurs., Nov. 21 | 8:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Join nationally acclaimed experts for an exploration of urban soils and their relation to agriculture, stormwater management and climate.
  • Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes

    Mon., Nov. 25; 4:30, 6 and 7:15 p.m. — ALL PERFORMANCES SOLD OUT

    On Mon., Nov. 25, kick off the holiday season with two of Pittsburgh's most treasured traditions. Don’t miss this one-night-only opportunity to enjoy the botanical delights of Phipps and vignettes from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker on the very same night.
  • Santa Visits

    Select dates and times, Nov. 29 – Dec. 23

    This time of year, the man in the big red suit sets up shop in Pittsburgh's green oasis. Bring little ones — or the entire family — to pose for a festive photo, free with Phipps admission.
  • Member Shopping Hours and Discount

    Sat., Nov. 30 and Sun., Dec. 1; 8 – 10 a.m.

    Members: have the Shop at Phipps all to yourself as we open early just for you and take an extra 10-percent off on top of your member discount.
  • November Public Programs

    Free with admission Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m. except where noted

    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.
  • Discovery Programs

    Free with Admission Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Plus Additional Days As Available

    Join us for one of our weekly scheduled Discovery Programs to engage our youngest visitors with the wonders of the natural world. All programs are free with admission and require no advance registration.
  • Invasive Plants of Southwestern Pennsylvania: A Botanical Art Exhibit

    Now Open

    In this new exhibit, Phipps' Botanical Art and Illustration Flora class partners with Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society to draw awareness to invasive plants.
  • 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

    Open Now

    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.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba

    Now Open

    Experience the natural beauty and culture of Cuba, one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth, in our immersive new Tropical Forest exhibit.
  • Nature Lab Open Hours

    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Except as Noted

    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.