May 2019

  • Van Gogh in Bloom

    Open Now

    Experience the captivating work of Vincent van Gogh brought to three-dimensional life through vibrant blooms, majestic trees and hand-crafted props as recreations of his legendary paintings take center stage at Phipps this summer.
  • Butterfly Forest

    Open Now

    Watch colorful butterflies break free of their chrysalises to soar and glide among beautiful Phipps blooms. One may even land on you!
  • 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.
  • 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: Once Was Water

    Fri., May 17; 7 – 9 p.m.; Botany Hall Auditorium

    This upbeat, solutions-oriented documentary that tells the story of how the driest city in America, in the middle of the Mojave desert, leads the United States in sustainable water conservation.
  • Peek Behind the Petals

    Sat., May 18; 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

    Get a glimpse of the future of Phipps as President and CEO Richard V. Piacentini shares exciting new plans and updates for the Conservatory at this special presentation exclusively for members.
  • Discovery Garden Day

    Sat., May 25; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Enjoy nature-inspired games, activities, crafts and more at the summer opening celebration of Phipps’ Discovery Garden, the interactive sensory garden that delights children and adults of all ages.
  • May 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!
  • 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.
  • The Plants That Inspired Van Gogh: A Photographic Exploration

    Open Now

    In this series, local photographer and Phipps volunteer Paul g. Wiegman highlights the essence of the plants that Vincent van Gogh was inspired to paint.
  • 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.
  • 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.