February 2019

  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Eye Candy

    Open Now
    Extended Evening Hours — Fridays and Saturdays until 10 p.m. through Jan. 26

    Escape to tropical paradise with a sweet treat for the senses in this dazzling and decadent all-new show! Watch as Phipps is transformed by the colors and shapes of hundreds of stunning orchids and ornate tropical bonsai.
  • 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!
  • Party in the Tropics

    Fridays, Feb. 1 and March 1; 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.
  • Tropical Sundays

    Sundays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24

    Wear a tropical shirt and receive 50 percent off admission to relax under the palm trees each Sunday during the month of February.
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., Feb. 7; 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!
  • Peek Behind the Petals

    Sat., Feb. 9; 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

    Join Curator of Horticulture Julianna Razryadov for a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Eye Candy at this special presentation exclusively for members.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba Festival

    Sat., Feb. 9; 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.
  • A Celebration of Seeds: Seventh Annual Seed and Plant Swap

    Sat., Feb. 23; 11:30 a.m. – 3 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. Free and open to the public.
  • 2019 Phipps Weddings Showcase

    Sun., Feb. 24; 6 – 9 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.
  • Deepening Roots: Our Growing Connections to the Botanical World

    Open Now

    An amazing new series of "plant profile" paintings by celebrated local artist Ashley Cecil will capture your imagination and challenge your perceptions of the relationships between people and plants.
  • Shaped by Nature: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy art depicting the relationships between biological systems within our bodies and the natural environment as created by middle and high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge.
  • February Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday in the Tropical Forest Conservatory for interactive demonstrations, activities and speakers that will deepen your connections to the beauty and wonders of nature, all free with 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.
  • Nature Lab and Observational Beehive Open Hours

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

    The revolutionary Nature Lab at Phipps 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.