June 2017

  • SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath

    Open Now

    Ten years after Chihuly at Phipps, master glass artist Jason Gamrath brings a new twist to the art form, creating remarkably accurate botanical pieces on a massive scale, standing from six to 14 feet tall.
  • Butterfly Forest

    Open Now

    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • 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!
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., June 1; 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and networking)

    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!
  • Green Market at Phipps

    Wednesdays Starting June 7; 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.
  • Introduction to Watercolor Painting

    Saturdays, June 10, 17 and 24; 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Join art instructor Marianne Pionati-Hilke at Phipps Garden Center for this three-part program teaching the basics of watercolor painting, including palette set up, color mixing, papers, brushes and more.
  • BioBlitz Festival

    Sun., June 11; 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Join us for our second annual free, fun and family-oriented BioBlitz! A BioBlitz brings together local scientists and naturalists, families, students, teachers and community members to conduct a biological survey of all of the living species in a given area.
  • Environmental Film Series

    Friday, June 16; 7 – 9 p.m.

    The Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates.
  • Beneficial Bugs: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Opens Fri., June 9

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy original drawings depicting plant-friendly insects created by middle school students for Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge environmental competition.
  • June Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From bouquets to birds and gardens to vermicomposting, 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.