May 2018

  • Butterfly Forest

    Opens Sat., April 21

    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • 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.
  • Great Plant Auction

    Fri., May 4; 6 p.m.

    Eat, drink and bid on unique plants and accessories at our 34th annual auction to benefit Phipps education programs.
  • Party in the Tropics

    Fridays, March 2, April 13 and May 4; 7 – 11 p.m. (Ages 21+)

    Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
  • May Market and National Public Gardens Day

    May 11 – 12; Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    A fun family outing held just before Mother’s Day, our 82nd annual May Market features a wide selection of plants, gardening accessories, handmade goods and more.
  • Brunch in Bloom

    Sundays, April 1 (Easter Sunday) and May 13 (Mother's Day)

    On two very special days, join us to indulge in some of the freshest local, sustainable and seasonal flavors in the ‘Burgh. Seating is limited, so R.S.V.P. today. Conservatory admission is included in the price! NOTE: Mother's Day Brunch is now SOLD OUT.
  • Discovery Garden Day

    Sat., May 26; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Bring the whole family to our Children's Discovery Garden for hands-on, sensory fun. Together, you’ll learn about plants and their pollinators through games, a potting station, crafts and more — all free with Conservatory admission.
  • 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.