April 2019

  • LAST CHANCE: Spring Flower Show: Gardens of the Rainbow

    Open Now Through Sun., April 21

    Enter a spectacular kaleidoscope of color as tens of thousands of spring blooms burst forth in all the season's vibrant hues.
  • Butterfly Forest

    Opens Sat., April 20

    Watch colorful butterflies break free of their chrysalises to soar and glide among beautiful Phipps blooms. One may even land on you!
  • 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!
  • Used Bulb Sale

    Saturdays, April 20 and 27; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Take a piece of Spring Flower Show home with you by participating in one of our annual sales. Come early for the best selection!
  • Earth Day Celebration

    April 22 – 28; See schedule for full details

    Here at Phipps, we believe that every day is Earth Day — and to celebrate the planet and our important role in keeping it healthy, we’re presenting seven days of fun activities, presentations and more.
  • Environmental Film Series: The Clean Bin Project

    Fri., April 26; 7 – 9 p.m.; Botany Hall Auditorium

    Come together to watch an inspiring film about food equity and see what community engagement around healthy, sustainable agriculture looks like.
  • UPMC Health Plan Family Fun Fest

    Sat., April 27; 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    At this one-day-only event, enjoy special activities from UPMC Health Plan and Let’s Move Pittsburgh throughout the conservatory, including games, crafts, healthy lifestyle tips and more.
  • Civic Engagement and Democracy Educator Workshop

    SUN., APRIL 28; 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.

    Phipps, in partnership with best-selling children's author Lynne Cherry, presents an exciting new workshop to equip Western Pennsylvania K – 12 educators with the tools to help their students become engaged citizens around vital environmental issues.
  • Absorbed in Color: The Art of Gemma Fletcher

    Open Now

    Inspired by her visits to Phipps, the kaleidoscopic collage work of Gemma Fletcher provides a colorful complement to Phipps' floral vibrance.
  • Invasives Most Wanted: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, view fun "wanted poster"-style artworks about some of Western Pennsylvania's best known invasive species as created by middle school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge.
  • 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.
  • April Public Programs

    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!
  • Discovery Programs

    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.
  • 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.