July 2018

  • Summer Flower Show: Gardens of Sound and Motion

    Now Open

    Look and listen as spectacular interactive soundscapes, visual art and kinetic motion installations bring our stunning Summer Flower Show to life.
  • Butterfly Forest

    Open Now Through Mon., Sept. 3

    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • 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.
  • 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., July 5; 6 p.m.

    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!
  • Tropical Forest Cuba Festival

    Sat., July 7; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of Cuba! Participate in activities, enjoy live entertainment, and savor regionally-inspired food samples from Café Phipps. This event is free with admission to the conservatory.
  • Family Yoga with Let’s Move Pittsburgh and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

    Sun., July 8; 9 a.m.

    Join us at Phipps for a free, family-style yoga class presented by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Let’s Move Pittsburgh.
  • Summer Short Course with Noel Kingsbury

    Thurs., July 19; 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

    Join Phipps and Penn State Extension for a full day of exploring landscape design and creativity with garden writer Noel Kingsbury.
  • Cub’Art

    Now Open

    On display in our Welcome Center gallery, this new exhibition, presented in partnership with Christine Fréchard Gallery, features the work of four Cuban artists who cite nature as a primary influence in their work.
  • Sunday Music Series

    Select Sundays; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    On select Sunday afternoons, enjoy the visual beauty of the gardens enhanced by live performances by local musicians.
  • July Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From growing succulents to bees and origami to scientists, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • Discovery Programs

    Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 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.
  • Nature Lab Open Hours

    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Except as Noted

    The revolutionary Nature Lab at Phipps is 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.