February 2020

  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World

    Now Open

    Blast off into a galaxy of garden goodness in this stellar new show as you enjoy the colors and shapes of hundreds of otherworldly orchids and our cosmic collection of tropical bonsai.
  • Garden Railroad: Farms, Food and Family

    Now Open

    Join us on a miniature journey through farms that impact our daily lives in our fun and family-friendly Garden Railroad.
  • 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!
  • February Member Days

    Select Dates in February

    Phipps joins with leading Pittsburgh organizations to say “thank you” to our members by offering free admission on select dates this February. Check out the calendar and plan your visit to one of our amazing neighbor institutions!
  • Tropical Sundays

    Save 50% on Admission Sundays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23

    Escape to a warm tropical paradise and save! Take 50% off admission every Sunday in February when you wear a tropical-inspired shirt to Phipps.
  • Nature of Place Symposium

    Feb. 19 – 20

    At Phipps’ first Nature of Place Symposium, leaders across disciplines will come together to discuss the influence and impact of biophilia on their work and the work of the future.
  • Environmental Film Series: Let Them Eat Dirt

    FRI., FEB. 21; 7 – 9 P.M.; BOTANY HALL AUDITORIUM

    This exciting monthly event invites community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries and participate in a post-screening discussion.
  • A Celebration of Seeds: Eighth Annual Seed and Plant Swap

    Sat., Feb. 22; 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.
  • Movie Night: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    FRI., FEB. 28; 7 – 9 P.M.; BOTANY HALL AUDITORIUM

    Join us on Fri., Feb. 28 from 7 – 9 p.m. in Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps for a screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and enjoy a stroll through Phipps' space-themed Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of this World.
  • Waste Not Dinner

    Fri., Feb. 28; 7 p.m.

    Enjoy an inspiring, delightful gourmet meal that takes a fresh look at foods too good to waste. Each plate of this abundant four-course meal takes an ingredient that is often overlooked or discarded and transforms it into an innovative, flavorful dish.
  • 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

    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.
  • Wish You Were Here: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Now Open

    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy a series of paintings by participating Fairchild Challenge high school students.
  • Ikebana and Suiseki

    Now Open

    In this new exhibit in our Welcome Center Gallery, view Ikebana flower arrangements and suiseki, Japanese viewing stones.
  • Planets Earth

    Now Open

    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.
  • 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.