NOTE: All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance, and masks are now optional but recommended. Learn more about how you can join us!

December 2022

  • Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden

    Now Open

    This year's delightful arctic adventure theme highlights a snowy setting filled with various topiary animals, beautifully arranged poinsettias, eye-catching lights and so much more.
  • Garden Railroad: Our National Parks

    Now Open

    Join us on a nationwide journey to experience miniature, whimsically detailed tributes to the breathtaking and beautiful National Parks of the United States.
  • Tropical Forest Hawai‘i

    Now Open

    Say aloha to the spectacular intertwining of nature and culture of Hawai‘i, one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth, in our immersive new Tropical Forest Conservatory exhibit.
  • Adult Education at Phipps

    See description for dates and times

    Peruse our offerings for an exciting variety of fun and enriching programs on gardening, culinary arts and more to let your inspiration grow this season.
  • Virtual Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., Dec. 1; 6 p.m. EST, 3 p.m. PST

    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!
  • 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!
  • Sensory Friendly Hour

    Wed., Dec. 7; 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. arrival options available

    In collaboration with the Autism Connection of Pennsylvania, Let’s Move Pittsburgh is hosting a sensory-friendly self-guided tour of Phipps, including engaging Discovery Station activities.
  • Gifts and Greens Market

    Dec. 8 – 10; Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m..; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    From the glasshouse to your house, we're offering a large selection of fresh holiday greens for loved ones at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park. This event is free and open to the public!
  • Virtual Stories with Santa


    Join us for a special new series of stories with Santa, on select weeknights throughout the holiday season this year!
  • Winter Wonders and Cool Carols: An Evening with Colin Aikins

    Wed., Dec. 21; 7 p.m.

    SOLD OUT. Embrace the holiday spirit as tenor Colin Aikins and pianist Bryan Sable perform a showcase of merry melodies, then tour the winter wonderland of Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden.
  • Southwestern PA Native Plants with a Spotlight on Caterpillars

    Open Now

    Enjoy beautiful illustrations of flora native to Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania!
  • Planets Earth

    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.