November 2018

  • Fall Flower Show: 125 Years of Wonder

    Open Now Through Sun., Nov. 4

    Celebrate Phipps' tradition of spectacular Fall Flower Shows with a reimagining of some of the most memorable displays in our 125-year history.
  • Garden Railroad: Memories in Motion

    Open Now

    All aboard! Join us on a treasured locomotive journey through the years at Phipps, with fun, interactive features at every stop.
  • 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., Nov. 1; 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!
  • Party in the Tropics

    Friday, Nov 2; 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.
  • New Member Tours

    Sat., Nov. 3; 10 – 11:30 a.m.

    Calling all new members — join us for a guided themed tour of Phipps, highlighting all of the many features the glasshouse has to offer!
  • Family Zumba with Let’s Move Pittsburgh and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

    Sun., Nov. 4; 9:30 a.m.

    Join us at Phipps for a free, family-style Zumba class presented by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Let’s Move Pittsburgh.
  • Green Power Happy Hour

    Thurs., Nov 8; 6 – 8 p.m.

    Members who joined or renewed through the Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive are invited to join us for beer, wine, light snacks and refreshments, chat with Phipps and Green Mountain Energy representatives and register to win great prizes at this exclusive event.
  • Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes

    Fri., Nov. 16; 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m.

    Kick off the holiday season with two of Pittsburgh's most treasured traditions. Don’t miss this one-night-only opportunity to enjoy the botanical delights of Phipps and vignettes from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker on the very same night.
  • 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.
  • November Public Programs

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

    How does your garden grow? With our free-with-admission classes! From orchids and origami to Thanksgiving tablescapes, 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.
  • 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.