NOTE: Tickets to our Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays are now available. All Phipps tickets must be purchased in advance, and safety protocols must be followed. Learn more about how you can join us!

December 2020

  • Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays

    Open Now

    Celebrate the holidays with the festive and beautiful displays that showcase the season's splendor and the warm comforts of home.
  • Garden Railroad: Rails and Trails


    Join us on a locomotive journey through a marvelous miniature park in the family favorite Garden Railroad exhibit.
  • Virtual Stories with Santa

    Select Evenings, Nov. 27 – Dec. 22

    Join us for a special new series, Stories with Santa, on select weeknights throughout the holiday season this year!
  • Online Classes for Adults

    See description for dates and times

    Now some of our most popular courses are available to attend from the comfort of your own home. Peruse our offerings for an exciting variety of fun and enriching programs on vegetable gardening, orchid care and more to let your inspiration grow. Enrolled students will receive a...
  • 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!
  • Virtual Explorers Academy


    Explore an all-new series of virtual programs for children ages 4 – 18 from the amazing child educators at Phipps. Topics include wildlife exploration, creative movement and a healthy family cooking series.
  • Virtual Story Time

    Wed., Dec. 9; 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Join us for stories, sing-alongs and fun activities you can do from home each Wednesday!
  • Virtual Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., Dec. 3; 6 p.m.

    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!
  • An Alphabet of Native Plants of Southwestern Pennsylvania: A Botanical Art Exhibit

    Now Open at Phipps and online

    Experience a new, collaborative exhibit by Phipps Botanical Art and Illustration program and Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society.
  • Planets Earth

    Virtual Exhibit 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.
  • 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.