January 2020

  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World

    Opens Sat., Jan 18

    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.
  • Festive Nights of Winter Lights

    Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 25; 5 – 10 p.m.

    Take another walk through the dazzling light displays in our Outdoor and Children's Discovery Gardens while our indoor spaces showcase orchids, bonsai and more.
  • 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.
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive

    Mondays – Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – Close; Saturdays – Sundays All Day

    Switch your home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive a free Phipps membership!
  • Environmental Film Series: Right to Harm

    FRI., JAN. 17; 7 – 9 P.M.; BOTANY HALL AUDITORIUM

    This exciting monthly event invites community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries and participate in a post-screening discussion.
  • Snowy Day Matinée: Disneynature’s Penguins

    MON., JAN. 20; Noon – 3 P.M. in BOTANY HALL AUDITORIUM

    NOTE: This EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Home from school today? Join Let's Move Pittsburgh for a healthy snack and activity in Botany Hall Kitchen followed by a special screening of Disneynature's Penguins!
  • Beauty and the Ballet

    Sun., Jan. 26 | 11 a.m. OR 1 p.m. *NOTE: 11 A.M. SESSION IS SOLD OUT

    Put on your dancing shoes for this adult-and-me creative movement session brought to you by Let's Move Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, featuring the star of PBT's production of "Beauty and the Beast!"
  • Movie Night: Disney Pixar’s WALL·E

    FRI., JAN. 31; 7 – 9 P.M.; BOTANY HALL AUDITORIUM

    Join us on Fri., Jan. 31 from 7 – 9 p.m. in Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps for a screening of Disney Pixar's WALL·E, and enjoy a stroll through Phipps' space-themed Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of this World.
  • January 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.
  • Wish You Were Here: A Youth Art Exhibition

    OPENS Fri., Jan. 10

    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy a series of paintings by participating Fairchild Challenge high school students.
  • Ikebana and Suiseki

    Now Open

    In this new exhibit in our Welcome Center Gallery, view Ikebana flower arrangements and suiseki, Japanese viewing stones.
  • 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.