September 2019

  • Van Gogh in Bloom

    Open Now

    Experience the captivating work of Vincent van Gogh brought to three-dimensional life through vibrant blooms, majestic trees and hand-crafted props as recreations of his legendary paintings take center stage at Phipps this summer.
  • Butterfly Forest

    Open Now

    Watch colorful butterflies break free of their chrysalises to soar and glide among beautiful Phipps blooms. One may even land on you!
  • 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., Sept. 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!
  • Fall Round Up

    Sept. 6 – 8; Friday, 1 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Headed to Mellon Park's annual Fair in the Park? Stop by our Shop in the Park at Phipps Garden Center, where we’ll be hosting a special sale on the patio along with a variety of other local vendors.
  • Good Food Festival

    Sat., Sept. 7. 11 a.m. — 3 p.m.
    7100 Block of Kelly Street in Homewood

    Join us for an afternoon of deliciously fun family activities celebrating the neighborhood’s rich food culture and thriving urban agricultural scene.
  • Family Dance Fusion with Let’s Move Pittsburgh and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

    Sun., Sept. 8; 9. a.m.

    Join us at Phipps for a fun and easy-to-follow choreographed aerobic dance class presented by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Let’s Move Pittsburgh.
  • Party in the Tropics

    Fridays, Sept. 13, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1; 7 – 10 p.m. (Ages 21+)

    Gather your friends and head to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for a healthy dose of revelry and rejuvenation as our Tropical Forest Conservatory transforms into one of the city’s most unique nightspots.
  • Peek Behind the Petals

    Sat., Sept. 14; 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

    At this month's Peek Behind the Petals, meet our Botany in Action fellows and learn about their global research in plant conservation, ethnobotany and sustainable landscapes.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba Festival

    Sat., Sept. 14; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of Cuba! Enjoy activities, live entertainment, Cuban food samples, and a chance to meet our Botany in Action Fellows to learn about their exciting field work around the globe, free with Phipps admission.
  • 5-2-1-0 Speaker Series

    Thurs., Sept. 19, Thurs., Oct. 17 and Sat., Nov. 2; See full listing for location and times

    Let’s Move Pittsburgh is hosting a 5-2-1-0 Speaker Series to share ways that parents, professionals community members can make a difference children’s health through the 5-2-1-0 program.
  • Stormwater Management Series

    Sept. 24 – 25

    Join Phipps and our partners for a presentation and workshop on the state of stormwater management and how to effectively manage rainfall in a community, on a client’s property or in your own yard.
  • September Public Programs

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

    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! No advance reservations are needed.
  • Discovery Programs

    Free with Admission 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.
  • Planets Earth

    Open Now

    A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.
  • Homegrown: The Power of Community

    Now Open

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, discover the community that has developed around Phipps' Homegrown edible garden program and see how its efforts have improved the health of families and children.
  • 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.
  • 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.