February 2018

  • Tropical Forest Cuba

    Open Now

    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.
  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

    Open through Sun. Feb. 25

    Escape to tropical paradise with the spectacular sight of vibrant and gorgeously varied orchids, and see unique, intricately cultivated selections from our permanent collection of tropical bonsai.
  • Garden Railroad: Treasure Island

    Open through Sun. Feb. 25

    Hoist your sails and hit the high seas as our ever-popular Garden Railroad transforms into a tropical island with joke-telling pirates and gleaming treasures.
  • 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!
  • Tropical Sundays

    Sundays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25

    Wear a tropical shirt and receive 50 percent off admission to relax under the palm trees each Sunday during the month of February.
  • We Heart Our Members: February Free Days

    Select Dates in February

    Phipps joins with 11 leading Pittsburgh organizations to say “thank you” to our members by offering free admission on select dates this February. Check out the calendar and plan your visit to one of our amazing neighbor institutions!
  • A Celebration of Seeds: Sixth Annual Seed and Plant Swap

    Sat., Feb. 24; 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Hosted at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland

    Join us and Grow Pittsburgh at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland to swap seeds and plants, acquire tips and get ready for a great season of gardening. Bring seeds you saved from last year and take home a new selection to grow this year. Free and open to the public.
  • 2018 Phipps Weddings Showcase

    Sun., Feb. 25; 5:30 – 8 p.m.

    Planning your wedding? Discover one of the world's best garden wedding venues and meet the people who make couples' dreams come true at this special one-night-only open-house showcase at Phipps. NOTE: Registration for this event is now closed.
  • Learning for a Greener Future: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy artistic photos of Phipps taken by high school students from the Learning for a Greener Future internship program.
  • February Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From orchids and bonsai to Tropical Forest Cuba, 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. Except as Noted

    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.