October 2019

  • Fall Flower Show: Japanese Inspirations

    Opens Sat., Oct. 19 — Three Weeks Only

    Celebrate Phipps' tradition of spectacular Fall Flower Shows — the longest-running in the United States — with a tour of Japan's exuberant festivals and gorgeous botanical design.
  • Garden Railroad: Farms, Food and Family

    Opens Sat., Oct. 19

    Join us on a miniature journey through farms that impact our daily lives in our fun and family-friendly Garden Railroad.
  • Environmental Film Series: The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World

    FRI., OCT. 18; 7 – 9 P.M.; BOTANY HALL AUDITORIUM

    This exciting monthly event invites community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries and participate in a post-screening discussion.
  • Decolonizing Green Power

    Wed., Oct. 23; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Special Events Hall

    Join us as we host The Natural History Museum and guests for a panel discussion focused on efforts to decolonize green energy among Indigenous activists.
  • Halloween Happenings

    Fri., Oct. 25; 4 – 8 p.m.

    Bring costumed kids for a boo-tanical bash as we offer a host of fun family activities and healthy snacks, all free with Phipps admission!
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh Walk and Talk

    Fridays, Oct. 25 – Nov. 8; 9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

    Enjoy a morning snack in Botany Hall Kitchen, then explore our city’s forest, learn about the healthy principles, and ask questions to children’s health experts.
  • Native Plant and Sustainability Conference

    Sat., Oct. 26; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    The annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference brings together national experts for an engaging one-day forum on plants, landscapes and our role as environmental stewards.
  • October Public Programs

    Free with admission 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! No advance reservations are needed.
  • Discovery Programs

    Free with Admission 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.
  • 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.
  • Homegrown: The Power of Community

    Now Open

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, discover the community that has developed around Phipps' Homegrown edible garden program and see how its efforts have improved the health of families and children.
  • Invasive Plants of Southwestern Pennsylvania: A Botanical Art Exhibit

    Now Open

    In this new exhibit, Phipps' Botanical Art and Illustration Program partners with Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society to draw awareness to invasive plants.
  • 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.
  • 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.