August 2018

  • Summer Flower Show: Gardens of Sound and Motion

    Now Open

    Look and listen as spectacular interactive soundscapes, visual art and kinetic motion installations bring our stunning Summer Flower Show to life.
  • Butterfly Forest

    Open Now Through Mon., Sept. 3

    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • 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!
  • Member Appreciation Month

    All Month in August

    Phipps is dedicating the month of August to our members with a quartet of fun exclusives! Join us for our Member Bring-a-Friend Days on Mon., Aug 6 and Thurs., Aug 23 and Member Double Discount Days in the Gift Shop on Sun., Aug 12 and Tues., Aug 28.
  • Environmental Film Series: Ocean Cities

    Fri., Aug. 17; 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.
  • Tomato and Garlic Day

    Sun., Aug. 26; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Celebrate two of summer’s most bountiful crops at this summer celebration to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • August Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From hydroponics to healthy eating for kids and essential oils to planning your 2019 garden, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • Discovery Programs

    Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 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.