September 2018

  • Last Chance: Gardens of Sound and Motion

    Now Through Sun., Sept. 30

    Look and listen as spectacular interactive soundscapes, visual art and kinetic motion installations bring this multisensory show to life.
  • 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.
  • 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: Jane

    Fri., Sept. 21; 7 – 9 p.m.; Botany Hall Auditorium

    This exciting monthly event features a film screening followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates.
  • Science Engagement Week featuring Botany in Action

    Sept. 26 – 29; See full schedule for details

    This week, join Phipps and our Botany in Action Fellows for a series of activities dedicated to engaging all ages on the benefits of scientific discovery.
  • Peek Behind the Petals

    Sat., Sept. 29; 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

    Join our Botany in Action Fellows and discover where their research has taken them this past year at this special presentation exclusively for members.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba Festival

    Sat., Sept. 29; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of Cuba! Participate in activities, enjoy live entertainment, and savor regionally-inspired food samples from Café Phipps. This event is free with admission to the conservatory.
  • Petals and Pollinators: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Now Open

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy multimedia artworks depicting fictional flowers and their co-evolution with specific pollinators as created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge environmental competition.
  • Natives for Your Garden: A Botanical Art Exhibit

    Now Open

    On display in our Welcome Center, this collection of work from students of our Botanical Art and Illustration program highlights native plants of southwestern Pennsylvania that you may recognize from your own backyard.
  • September Public Programs

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

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From succulents to science, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • 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.