NOTE: All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance, and masks are strongly recommended for all guests and required for unvaccinated guests ages 2 and up. Learn more about how you can join us!

October 2021

  • Fall Flower Show: Happy Troll‑O‑Ween!


    Join a boo-tanical bash that delights and frights with Fall Flower Show: Happy Troll-O-Ween!
  • Garden Railroad: Bridges and Tunnels


    Join us on a locomotive journey through a delightful miniature display of the bridges, tunnels and inclines of western Pennsylvania and beyond at this all-new Garden Railroad exhibit!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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 Story Time

    WEDNESDAYS; 10:30 A.M. AND 1 P.M.

    Join us each Wednesday for a 30-minute Story Time and receive a link to a fun activity that you can complete at home. Each week, we will share a new story and activity!
  • Healing Nature and Self: A Meditation and Discussion

    Thurs., Oct. 28 | 9:30 a.m. – noon

    Join a guided meditation led by American physician and Buddhist monk Barry Kerzin surrounded by the beauty of Phipps.
  • Virtual Halloween Happenings

    Fri., Oct. 29; 6 – 6:30 p.m.

    Little ghosts and goblins are invited to partake in a virtual spooky evening from home with Phipps Conservatory!
  • Climate Educator Happy Hour

    Select Wednesdays; 4 – 5 p.m.

    Join Phipps, Communitopia and Green Building Alliance for a happy hour series for educators interested in meeting others who are also teaching about climate change.
  • Ikebana International Exhibit

    Open Sept. 28 – Oct. 29

    In this new exhibit in our Welcome Center Gallery, view displays from all five schools of Ikebana International.
  • 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.
  • Magnified Portraits of Southwestern PA Native Plants

    Opens Fri., Oct. 29

    Beautiful illustrations of flora native to Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania will populate the walls of Phipps' Welcome Center!
  • 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.