October 2017

  • LAST CHANCE: SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath

    Open Daily Until 11 p.m. through Sun., Nov. 5

    Experience the must-see show that critics are calling “breathtaking” and “out of this world,” where glass sculptures mesmerize — from a striking Venus fly trap to stunning orchids up to 14 feet tall.
  • LAST CHANCE: SUPER. NATURAL. Nights

    Open Daily Until 11 p.m. Except Sat., Oct. 21

    Now through Sun., Nov. 5, stay for the evening and experience the beauty in a whole new light as the sun goes down and the mesmerizing SUPER. NATURAL. glass art begins to glow.
  • Fall Flower Finale for SUPER. NATURAL.

    OPEN DAILY UNTIL 11 P.M. THROUGH SUN., NOV. 5

    SUPER. NATURAL. glass art is joined by a colorful cornucopia of thousands of chrysanthemums for the vibrant finale of this blockbuster show.
  • 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!
  • Green Market at Phipps

    Wednesdays; 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.

    Refresh your lifestyle! Visit our front lawn to browse a colorful cornucopia of organic and sustainable goods from local vendors.
  • Environmental Film Series: Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil Narrated by Alice Walker

    Fri., Oct. 20; 7 – 9 p.m.

    This exciting monthly event features a film screening followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates.
  • Halloween Happenings

    FRI., OCT. 27; 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!
  • Native Edible Plants: A Botanical Art Exhibit

    Open Now

    On display in our Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, this collection of work from students of our Botanical Art and Illustration program highlights native edible plants of southwestern Pennsylvania.
  • October Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m. except where noted

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From essential oils and soaps to seasonal floral arrangements, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • 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.
  • SEED Classroom and Observational Beehive Open Hours

    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Phipps' revolutionary new SEED Classroom and observational beehive are 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.
  • Tropical Forest Congo

    Open Now

    Explore our all-new exhibit featuring some of Africa’s lushest landscapes. See botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps and discover how indigenous peoples use plants to sustain and enrich their lives.